Life on The Rowland Ranch

"What's life like for Jane Rowland," you ask? Well, here you go...a small glimpse into the wonderful reality I live in. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Summer Crafts.

You know that feeling you get when you do something really fun with your kids? That joy that fills your heart? You just want to shout from a mountaintop.."I'm a fun Mom!" :) Well, anytime I do hands-on crafts with my kiddos I get that feeling. We have such a great time together. This summer has been packed with lots of summer crafting. I just wanted to take a minute to show you some of the stuff we've been doing..homemade green slime, rock painting, ice cream pinwheels, chocolate covered bananas, flag berry cake, edible pudding! And I just gotta say that I've suprised myself by the kindness and gentleness I've shown during our time together..I could get way stressed out by the arguing over who gets to stir the paint, or who gets to do the sprinkles first..or when green slime gets on somebody's brand new shirt..but instead I remind them that Jesus is watching our attitudes, including Mamma's! Plus..why spend all that time trying to make a fun memory and then ruin it by turning into "Mean Mamma"??! :) Not worth it..I say!! And a big shout-out to my dear friend, Shipra. She's been the inspiration behind all this craftiness! :) Shipra started an art-blog for homeschoolers called The Wednesday Gallery.We've LOVED being a part...and you can too! Come check it out!


  • At Mon Jul 20, 03:36:00 AM , Blogger Jen said...

    I love seeing all your crafts! And it's comforting to know I'm not the only one who gets a little stressed when my kids fight during craft time. :)

    Thanks for the link for the craft blog. I'm praying about homeschooling Joshua next year so I'm looking for all kinds of ideas! BTW, what curriculum do you use?

  • At Mon Jul 20, 06:05:00 AM , Blogger Team Bowers said...

    Jane! Hi! I am so excited to read your blog! You will be such an inspiration to me, I can tell all ready just by reading your post on crafts. I need to remember to make the memory FUN and not turn grumpy when the kids are arguing about who gets to dump this or stir that. Thanks for your great example! We have to get together soon! We were thinking the first Saturday in August of getting together for Debi. Let me know if that works for you!

  • At Mon Jul 20, 12:06:00 PM , Anonymous Vicki said...

    Your crafts have been so fun to look at, you are making my kids jealous, thanks Jane I am not a fun MOM:((


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