Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Flower Pressing.


Oh, I went from not feeling well to being completely out of commission in no time flat. The boys are still a bit under the weather, but definitely better than me - wow. You all know how hard it is to be sick when you have little kids who also need care and attention. Lucky for me, the boys are both so affectionate that they have happily sat or laid ON me a good portion of every day as we read their favorite books, made up stories, or watched a movie. They are getting a little antsy though too, after being cooped up sick since last week, so I have been trying to do some easy things with them a little bit at a time. We have had tea parties, painted, baked lemon pound cake, created big ramps to shoot little cars down, and pressed flowers...in between me wanting to just lie down on the floor and rest. :)


Last year we pressed flowers using a notebook and tissue paper which worked great. This time, we used a small child's flower press which we found at a local kids store.


Next week we will have pressed flowers which we will use for some sort of craft! Here is what we made last summer.

14 comments:

La casa nella prateria said...

I hope you will feel better soon, and I look forward to see what you are doing with your pressed flowers...

Lisa Anne said...

Take care of yourself mama. I am still amazed that you can do so much, if I was nearby I would drop you off some miso soup. Your crafts are excellent!

Tara said...

I hope you feel better soon. You are really getting your share over there! Hopefully the cooties will make the rounds and that will be it for the year, eh?
Last year's craft looks like a fun project for Tess and I, just what we need right now. Thanks for sharing it.

so NOT cool said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see what you make this year. I mean, I can't wait to see what THE BOYS make this year! ;)

Hey, I never did make it to that renegade craft fair last winter, so if you hear of any upcoming similar-type shows, will you let me know? Thanks!

Kitty Mommy said...

I hope you feel better soon! Glad the boys are feeling better though.

Dawn said...

I want to do that craft you linked to from last year...how fun!
I'm so sorry you've been sick...it's not easy for moms when we can't take "sick days".

Yarrow said...

Lovely post, gorgeous photos. My daughter has the same tea set.

Sharon said...

Wow Denise do try and take it easy, it won't hurt them to sit on you for another couple of days. :)
I hope you're starting to feel better......beautiful pictures!

Anet said...

Feel Better soon! I love that you press flowers and have tea parties with your boys! Nice job momma!

denise said...

Thanks everyone! I actually feel much better today. I think the flamethrower hot & sour soup I had last night helped. ;)

Anet - Who doesn't love a tea party? We have always had tea parties, and I have had a few comments that made me realize many families with little boys just don't think of it. The boys both love to prepare everything, sit, pour, sip, snack, chit chat - and it is a nice way to sit together and connect during the lower energy part of the day. :)

Liz said...

Restaurant is my most successful, I'm sick she's not game. We design menus she takes orders then cooks for me. All I have to do is seat and "eat".

anthromama said...

It is SO hard being a sick parent. I hope you feel better soon.

theysaywordscanbleed said...

i hope you feel better soon.

arlene,
University Place florist

piscesgrrl said...

So is it just me or do you do more activities when you're sick than I do when well? Wow, woman.

I'm sorry you've all been unwell! I'm behind on blog-reading, so I'm sorry my get-well-wishes are arriving late. Maybe they'll be like roll-over minutes and work for next time? LOL