Before I write another word, I must express my deepest sadness for the victims and the families affected by the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. It's simply beyond words. All I can offer are prayers of peace and comfort.
Once again, chances of a white Christmas here in Michigan are not looking good. So I'll strive for a green Christmas instead. I'm off to a good start, too! Remember my post from way back in spring called "Mommy's House Rules"? Well, I have followed through on my idea of making some cool blocks for the little dudes to play with. Yay! Here's where the "green" part comes in: I had bought a bunch of used blocks at a flea market over the summer. And I mean used. They had been drawn on, spilled on, and some were covered with unidentifiable crud. Ew.
The little dudes didn't mind playing with them in this state, but I wanted to make the blocks a little more special for them. So I did what any loving mother would do...
I covered the blocks with paper.
I painted them white.
Then I worked my "green" Mommy magic on them!
Now those are blocks that I would love to have my little dudes play with. I found a cool burlap coffee bean bag at a local green craft place called The Scrap Box, and that will be the wrapping for my gift. I even used an old Bingo card for the gift tag. How green is that?
I hope they enjoy playing with these blocks as much as I did! And maybe, just maybe, when the little dudes are grown up, I can keep the blocks in a "Grandma stash" for entertaining grandchildren. ;)