Mr. Freeze Dough

(This post is sponsored, in part, by Craftprojectideas.com.)

If you had told me ten years ago that someday I would pretty much become a superhero expert, I would have laughed. I would have laughed loud and perhaps uncontrollably. But now I know things like:

  • Green Lantern wears a power ring that gives him the ability to create solid objects.
  • Batman’s true identity is billionaire Bruce Wayne.
  • Mr. Freeze, enemy of Batman, is a former scientist who possesses a freeze gun and wears a cryogenic (explain THAT to a 5-year old) suit in order to survive.

As parents, we learn stuff like this to have something to talk about with our kids; to show them that we care about their interests. When I am able to hold my own in a conversation about superheroes with my boys, I see appreciation and pride in their eyes. That look is enough to make me do ridiculous things such as cooking up a chilly batch of Mr. Freeze Dough for afternoon free play.

Mr Freeze Dough

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Our Backyard Chicken Flock

Many years ago, my husband and I decided that *someday* we would keep chickens. *Someday* finally arrived one month ago when eight yellow Buff Orpington chicks arrived in a tiny cardboard box by Priority Mail to our local farm store. We were asked to pick up our new backyard chicken flock within the hour!

our backyard chicken flock

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Father’s Day Giveaway

After hosting a giveaway for Mother’s Day, it only seemed fair (and fun!) that I offer one for Father’s Day as well. Reading bedtime stories is just one of the many ways that my husband connects with our children. I am very pleased to give away two of our favorite books with hope that they will become special to your family too.

father's day giveaway

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Make a Flower Chain Crown

Yesterday afternoon, the boys were playing King and Knight of New Hampshire. (Of course, Colin declared himself King and requested a crown!) Owen gave him a bucket to wear on his head and we laughed, and laughed, and laughed, as there really is nothing sillier than a King wearing a Bucket Crown! As the boys played, I sat down in the grass and noticed that the abundant growth of Dandelions, Wild Violets, and Forget-Me-Nots did make our yard look rather kingdomly and lovely. Did I remember how to make Flower Chain Crowns?

dandelion king crown

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