Damn you Star Testing! Cody has his state testing coming up in about a month. I've paced out his math curriculum and in order to have him learn everything that will be on the test, we have to continue his math work over Spring Break. So that it's not totally unfair, Tyler is working on memorizing his addition facts a bit better at the same time. I feel bad that they don't have a real break, but it's about 30 minutes each day. (Oh and there's that thing of they just came home from Lego Land and Disney's CA Adventure!)
Today we headed up to Green Acres and picked up some pumpkins for the empty barrel in the front yard. Then a stop to Lowe's to pick up some ends to the drip system. Not being a huge fan of drip, some low pressure sprayers on steaks were the option that seamed to be the best solution.
It was a happy day when the boys helped me test the controller and all the sprinkler systems came on when they were supposed to.
Then we found a pool of water in the backyard where there shouldn't have been on. It seams that our backyard soggy issue is actually a broken pipe. I hate sprinklers.
Oh look at that, something was pulled off of Pinterest and actually completed!
The boys are away having a blast, so I packed a treat into their clothes bag for Sunday along with fun new green shirts to wear. Lucky them, they get to spend the day in Lego Land.
There is a gold chocolate coin on the bottom, individual Jelly Belly candies and lemon drops (didn't have any yellow beans) from the bulk bins at Winco to make a rainbow. Next they are layered into a mini jelly jar, tight as possible to prevent shifting and mixing of colors.
If you put the ring and lid onto the jar, you are not able to see the orange and red layers, so I wrapped the jar tightly with Press and Seal wrap, then taped the bottom to make sure it stays in place.
Next, because they are traveling, I put them into a Ziploc bag with a note attached.
The boys are heading off on a trip with Grandma and Grandpa later this week. Hoping to help them stay hydrated and have easy access to their cameras, bags were in order.
Searching through my stash of books, I ran across the pattern for a water bottle holder in my Sew & Stow book. This book is awesome, with modern patterns for every day use. Lots of different bags and lots of hints for customizing things for your needs.
They are adjustable and can be slung across the body for hands free fun!
They are made large enough for the boys' biggest water bottle, with the draw string at the top, they should work for any of the other bottles we have in the house.
Their camera bags hang off the back.
Googling around, I came across this pattern and adapted it to their cameras.
They are lightly padded to protect the cameras and made with the fabric the boys picked from the store.
I finally used the magnet snaps I've been hording for a couple of years.
Surprising easy once I planned it out a bit and the magnets are strong.
They have straps that make them easy to take on and off of their bags, also making them easy to move to something else for different uses
Now to finish gathering and packing the rest of their things!
It's not very often that I get a chance to go out with one of the boys alone. Tyler was invited to a Birthday party today. While he was there, Cody and I went shopping and then to ride the go-karts at Sunsplash. We had a great time!