20 May 2011

preschool project / i-spy telescopes





benji loves to go on i-spy hunts around the house and tell me what he spies. (he also loves this library book!) so we mod podged the leftover cardboard tubes of our saran wrap and paper towel roll to make i-spy telescopes. his favorite part was ripping the tissue paper and spreading the glue around. i thought about adding glitter, but knew it would be a mistake. when it comes to glitter, you have to know when to put on the breaks. this will likely be our last official preschool project for awhile. unless you count popping bubble wrap and coloring moving boxes (great tip, thank you thelma!).

+ i appreciate all the cheerleading and awesome excitement about our move to utah. i needed that. my to-do list is overwhelming, i feel like i'm moving in slow motion. i have faith it will all come together. somehow. am hoping my blogging hiatus will help me reinvent myself a bit and remember why i blog. my artist friend is helping me with a little blog makeover this summer too. there is much to look forward to. no matter how difficult change can be, i'm always up for a fresh start.

ciao for now. 

p.s. when i need breaks from boxing, i run over to pin stuff. like these party perfect oprah printables. wish i could host a huge oprah farewell shindig. benji and i will be toasting our glasses of juice. even the promos make me all sentimental.



10 comments:

Lydia said...

excited about your changes. i've loved all your reviews, but i'm more excited to see fresh ideas from you. your original words and thoughts. i miss that. can't wait to have you back.

good luck with all the changes. and the move. it'll be a great adventure.

Hil said...

Too cute! My little guy loves using these and pretending to be a pirate. You gave me a great idea to make a black and gold one to go along with his costumes. You are too awesome.

Good luck packing. You know I am just a phone call away and would love to help any way I can!

Nessa said...

It will all come together... no worries. One thing at a time with kisses for Benji in between.

Mrsink said...

I love the eye-spy telescopes! We just moved across the country with two weeks notice (we have two toddlers) and it's been a fun/challenging adventure for sure. :) What an exciting time for you and your family!

Travelin'Oma said...

You always work best with a huge, looming deadline! You'll pull this move off with hours to spare!

Amy said...

this is perfect for today since my toddler and i have been stuck inside waiting for the cable guy!

good luck with your moving sale tomorrow. i wish i was local even just to come by for "treats and chitchat". :)

Brittany said...

i love this post and i love that you share all of the fun things you and benji do. i so love your preschool pins. so many great activities! i am also very excited for your move, even though i will miss hearing from you so often.

Anonymous said...

Hope everything goes well today! I am very excited for you to get back to the kind of blogging that I fell in love with. The awesome writing. Less commercial/reviews/giveaways. More you.

Amanda said...

love these preschool tips--perfect for my two year old nephew.

i can't believe i haven't yet commented on your move! can't wait to hear about all your adventures in utah.

i also can't believe that there are three. shows. left...

Anonymous said...

Hi Marta, I know with your move you won't see this for quite a while, but I wanted to tell you about a neighbor... she mentioned today that her daughter's family, including a 2 year old, is coming to visit, and I asked if she has many toys left. No. So as she was walking out the door I saw two paper tubes that I forgot to put in the trash (larger mailing tubes) and one slid inside the other, so I grabbed them and said "Here, use these for a telescope!" I sent her the link to this post about the one you and Benji made, and here's what she wrote on her blog today in response:
"Paper Tubes" http://milesbrunus.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/592/ it's a long poem, so I won't paste it here, but I thought you might enjoy reading what your telescope post inspired!
Best Wishes on your new home.
Sandy in Georgia

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