Tags: Legos, star wars, summer
There is a scene in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back where Han Solo is frozen in some kind of substance known as “carbonite.” This scene made quite an impact on my son, who frequently refers to his Lego figures as being frozen in carbonite. I decided to take this imaginary state a step further recently by freezing a few of his Star Wars Lego figures in ice (or, as we call it, ‘carbonite’). These carbonite cubes have been quite a hit at our house of late, and now my son has taken to making his own frozen figures. With temperatures well over 100 degrees, an activity that combines ice with Legos and Star Wars is definitely good times.
This weekend was filled with mostly indoor pursuits, with the exception of a visit to the pool Saturday evening. We thought by 6pm it would have cooled down a bit, but it was still well over 100 degrees. Here are a few scenes from a mostly indoor, mostly easy-going weekend:
An evening at the pool
Jason calls this his training course.
hello, little grasshopper
Last year was the first time we let the kids try sparklers, and this year I think we might try to capture some sparkler drawing photos. Very cool.
A few other holiday-inspired links:
- I’ve been on a bit of a cooking hiatus, but I’m thinking this dessert might get me back in the kitchen.
- Speaking of photography, I recently read these tips for taking pictures of fireworks.
- Something about this holiday always makes me wish I had a summery, patriotic dress. Maybe this or this will suddenly appear in my closet?
- I’ve always wanted to try making pinwheels.
- Free 4th of July printables.
Happy Independence Day!
This craft is super easy to set up, and my daughter absolutely loved it. We left the stamps out after breakfast this morning and will probably resume stamping and painting as soon as we get home from school and work today.
I started by cutting some circles out of cardboard and making small cuts around the edges.
Next, I threaded some yarn around the circles.
Then, we brushed the yarn with paint and started stamping.
We watched fireworks at the end of the concert in the park this weekend, so Jenna had a specific image in her mind of what she wanted her fireworks to look like. She elaborated on the stamping with a few brushstrokes here and there.
Tags: blue, etsy, summer, yellow
Tags: Fort Worth Botanical Garden, summer
It was a decidedly summer-y weekend, complete with hours lounging by the pool, an outdoor symphony performance, grilling and, of course, fireworks. I think Jenna said it best when she commented that “we had lots of sweets this weekend.” Yep, we sure did.
Concert in the Garden Series at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden
At the Concert
Fireworks at the Botanical Garden
Jenna Playing the Drums
Getting a Little Sleepy at the Pool
Tags: blue, color, summer
Today is the last day of Summer Color Week. I hope you’ve enjoyed following along as much as I have. Have a great weekend!
Tags: color, red, summer
I’ve really enjoyed selecting photos for the Summer Color Week, and I think it’s going to have a definite impact on my photography. This week has prompted me to go through my last year or so of photos and it’s made me realize that I don’t shoot images that focus on a single color very often. And, yet, in looking at everyone’s photos in the daily pool, it’s clear how much I love photos that prominently feature a single hue. Photos like this and this show me how much color can have such an impact on the mood of the image. Yes, I’m definitely sold on the power of color.
Tags: color, pink, summer
Tags: color, photos, summer, yellow
Judging from the images in my iPhoto library, I do not like the color yellow. In selecting photos for today’s Summer Colours color, I was hard-pressed to find many photos that prominently featured the color. In fact, 3 of the 5 images I submitted were shot yesterday, specifically for the color pool. I wonder if anyone else noticed that everything in my grocery basket yesterday was the color of sunshine? Happy Yellow Day!