Thursday, January 26, 2012

Intentionally Enjoying My Family - Projects

Over the last week I've been focusing on working on projects or spending special time with each of my family members.

Working on a family project is a great way to enjoy my family.  With having so many little ones a large project isn't always very practical, but I can work on individual projects with different children.

I'm working on a sewing project with Katy and Kaomi.  Katy said she wanted to make a sampler so before she can do that I thought that a needle book would be a good project so she has a designated place for her needle.  Both the girls are working on making a felt needle book with me on Monday evenings, while Jeff and Kent are at Christian Service Brigade.  They picked out the colors they wanted and we cut all the pieces.  We sewed the tabs on for keeping the needle book closed and have started sewing around the edge with a contrasting color.  I'm glad I chose felt as we've had lots of untangling which would be very hard with regular fabric.

I helped Kent work on a handmade birthday gift for Felicity.  He is making her a bank, using a  cylindrical can that had cookies in it.  He picked out a fabric that he wanted to use to cover the can.  He decided what part of the fabric he wanted then I put a small cut in the fabric where we needed the top to be and Kent ripped the fabric apart to make a straight line.  He was a little nervous about ripping the fabric, but afterward he though it was pretty cool.  When we had the right size piece of fabric we glued it to a piece of paper to make it easier to glue on to the can, which we did a couple days later.  We asked Daddy to cut the slit in the lid.  He still has to finish decorating it.

I made a special dessert for Jeff and served it to him with sparkling grape juice in the evening after the kids were in bed.

Pretending to be surprised.

I've been taking time to color with Felicity.  We were outside using sidewalk chalk and she wanted me to draw a camel.  She liked it, which was good, because it wasn't a very flattering camel.  I also helped her with some stickers that she put on a paper she was coloring.  She thought the heart shapes were cool and kept pointing them out to me.  I didn't even know that she knew what a heart was!

I've also been enjoying giving extra attention to Clark through tickles and toys that make him grin from ear to ear.  I even got to have lunch out with just Clark one afternoon.  He enjoyed the one on one time with Mommy.

I've also been making some extra time to read and snuggle more with Kaomi.

Another project which we've done in the past is to work on puzzles together.

You can read more about Intentionally Enjoying My Family here.

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  1. I love all of this! I think it is so wonderful that you are making special memories with each of your family members! Making a special dessert for your hubby is a wonderful idea! I'll have to do that some evening!

  2. Gina, Thank you for visiting. I enjoy seeing what your family is doing as well.

  3. What was the dessert?

  4. The dessert was peach cobbler with real whipped cream and sparkling white grape juice.

  5. Your children are all so cute! What a wonderful family--praise God!

  6. Sherry, thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment.

  7. Thanks for sharing with us at the Sewing Bee!

  8. I think it a wonderful idea to spend time individually with the members of your family. I love the one on one time I get with my husband and all of our little ones.

    Thanks for linking up to Finished Fridays @ A Heart for Home.


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