Friday, February 11, 2011

My first mommy craft

A few posts ago, I mentioned how much I enjoy my children becoming older. Today we reached two milestones. One is a Michael milestone. A few days after his first birthday, Michael finally said his first word. It wasn't mommy. It wasn't daddy. It was "kuh" "kuh" "kuh" while trying to reach his sippy cup! Hurray! The first step towards verbal communication. I treasure that first word!

Another milestone is pictured above. Joseph and I managed to make the little Grotto for the celebration of the feastday of Our Lady of Lourdes. I remember as a child in school (public school even) how in may we made this craft in honor of Our Lady. It was a round cardboard box (from those little wedges of Laughing Cow cheese). The background was painted light blue, some glittery garlad was strung around it and inside we would glue a picture of Our Lady of Lourdes. If you are from Belgium and around my age, you probably made it yourself one year. It is one of the few craft projects I actually remember.
So today I wanted to make it with Joseph. Unfortunately the little round cheesebox had been disposed of, so I had to improvise. Joseph chose the picture of Our Lady, and I printed it. He helped cut out the rectangle for the background, punch the stars, and glue everything together.
Mommy crafts! A new era has started.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

What a great first craft, and such a fun milestone for your family! Thank you for sharing the link. God bless you and your family!