Keeping it simple

Hi there !

It has been awhile since my last post . I had my two week reminder in my email that it is time to do another post. I have been doing lots but I had not spared the time to sit down to write . It has been almost 5 months since I started this blog and I have gotten overwhelmed by it all. I start to compare myself to everyone else that does it . I have a hard time committing to even once a week as you know . You bloggers sure make it easy . I guess I should of figured out the technology of running a blog before getting involved in it . I have to confess though I am a dive in kind of girl and just go with it . I do expect highly of myself ( but I think every woman does). I started this blog to share my thought and activities that I do with the children in my care . I also want to reach women as well.

I apologize that is a wordy mess . I would like to say is that I need to not to sweat the small stuff and to cut the crap. I need Stop comparing myself to what others are doing and focus on the simple things.

I apologize for not making sense . I have been busy and just taking one thing at a time . I have been doing simple things with the little ones . The weather is starting to get nice so we are going outside and explore more . Painting is another thing we do a lot of and we seem to do something different each time . Playdough is another thing is something we do lots . I can not seem to keep flour and salt in my house because I am always making a new batch if play dough . My goal is too be more committed in documenting more regular . I will also like to mention I do have a Facebook page on my blog . I would love to invite you to come on by and check us out. I do post on Facebook regularly . Thanks for visiting my blog and liking it .

Bye for now

Tricia Campbell

Paper Easter Egg decoration

Easter egg craft
Hello everyone !
I have been a little late in posting this week but we have a good excuse . Really! The weather has been decent so we have been taking advantage of the outdoors and playing in the park . A person never knows when it will SNOW again. Yes you heard me right , it snowed yesterday but not a lot .

Today I am going to share with you a easter craft. As you can see in the picture above it is pretty simple and quick. My little ones that I care for love to paint and love trying different things that involve paint . I’m sure you have seen something simular in other blogs . The materials are pretty basic acrylic paint ( tempera paints can work),thin card board cut into a egg shape (I got lazy and bought egg shape card board at Micheals)and wax paper ( you can use plastic wrap as well, it would end up a little differently but still worth it to try it).

Take your egg shape and get your paint colours you want to use. I let the little ones pick their own colours . Have the little ones squirt the paint lightly on the paper. Use different colours randomly . Once you are finished with it get your wax paper( it should be bigger than the egg shape). Place the paper over the paint . This is the part that the little ones like . Press the paint with the paper and move the paint around with your fingers . Make sure the paint covers the whole egg. Now lift up the wax paper to reveal your design of your egg . The little ones loved them and prepare to do a lot of them . My smallest one was 20 months and had a blast with it . Once dried punch a hole on the top of the egg and put some string or ribbon through the hole so you can hang it up or you can make it into a bunting if you have made several eggs . If you have not tried something simular , you should try it !

Paper Easter craft

Paper Easter craft

Have a great week!

Tricia