Ok. Pictures of the moon never turn out on my cellphone camera. So I was trying to be creative and think of other moons I could capture... and the only thing I kept coming back to was the naked-butt-kind-of-moon. I think I'm just going to skip this one. :)
ahem. Clearly I should have looked ahead before I posted my "Corner of my House" picture. Instead of posting ANOTHER picture of my sink, I decided to take a picture of the view outside my kitchen sink window. Unfortunately that window is covered in water spots, which makes for a terrible picture. Sooo... here's a picture of my lanai, as seen through the open doorway, instead the dirty window.
This isn't a typical shot of our daily life at 5pm. Usually I'm starting dinner, homework is being done, baby is getting fussy and things are a bit chaotic. But we've had some CRAZY weather the past couple of days, so today at 5pm found us making our way home in a major downpour. We had to stop and check out the storm drain that runs along our street. Usually it's got some puddles at the bottom, but today it was a mini-raging river!
Girls Day is tomorrow... but I had to share this cute craft the 4 yr old brought home from preschool today. What's Girl's Day? It's a Japanese holiday to celebrate the girls in the family (boy's day is May 5th)- and it's celebrated here in Hawaii. You can read about it here, here or here.
To make these cute dolls, they cut out the hair piece, and then glued on the u-shaped face piece.
Then they wrapped a toilet paper roll with a solid colored piece of construction paper. They cut out 2 sleeves and taped them on. Most of the other kids picked fancy origami paper to make the waist sash and bow (mine wanted hers to be all pink). Then they taped the head onto the inside of the roll, and added decorations to everything. The mini fan is taped on to the back of the sleeve.
Easy, quick and fun. I love crafts that you can make with materials you have on hand.