Sophie received a Sand and Water Table for Christmas last year. During the snow, I put snow in the sand side for sensory play. She LOVED it! After seeing this post, and then this post, I knew that Sophie needed to play with flour. Outside. In her sand table.
This would be after she played with the flour that morning. Needless to say she had fun :).
She was covered.
Of course she was eating it!!
Mommy wised up after nap and put an apron AND a bib on her.
Scooping the flour
It was a big hit!!
She LOVED the flour. Even though she now has sand in her sand table, she still talks about the flour. I thought about adding coffee beans, but wasn't sure about caffeine being absorbed through her skin. Any other ideas?
**Just a note. I did have to take out the flour after she finished playing with it that day. My wonderful husband reminded what happens when flour and dew (a.k.a. water) mix and how impossible that would be to clean up in the morning. True. Very true. One of the many reasons why I love him :).
You may be wondering what Chunky Junk is exactly. I'll let them tell you:
"Chunky Junk is a subsidiary of Lovoso, which specializes in hand-made jewelry from Dehli, India. We partner with a group of ladies there, buying their beautiful jewelry and selling them here in the United States. All of our jewelry is bought using fair trade business practices. "
How awesome is that?!?!
I love the heart behind this company. Lovoso does what they say they do. They Love Orphans, Visit Orphans, and Serve Orphans. Right now they are supporting 4 orphanages in 3 different countries: Ghana, India, and Hati. When you buy that beautiful necklace or bracelet or earrings, you know that your money is going to meet the needs of orphans around the world!
I absolutely love anything that has a story behind it. When you wear Chunky Junk and someone compliments your amazing jewelry (you know they will!) that opens the door for you to tell them about the ministry of Lovoso, the beautiful orphans you are helping, and ultimately about Jesus and His love for ALL people.
So go. Buy your necklace, or bracelet, or earrings (or one of the "I heart Orphans" t-shirts!!)
and tell the story!
I'll be hosting a Chunky Junk home party in the near future. I can not wait!! Have you seen the pieces? They are amazing!
I was blessed with another year in my thirties on Friday. Birthdays are a lot different now than they were in college. In college, I was abducted while hiking with friends in the woods at night, blindfolded, and thrown in a trunk. I was then driven to an undisclosed location for a surprise birthday party.
That was definitely a surprise!! Thankfully I didn't pee in my pants :D.
Sophie kept telling me "Birday" and "Happy". Not usually together, but I understood :). We ate lunch at P.F. Chang's. Sophie loved the Lo Mein with chicken. Ron and I shared the P.F. Chang's for Two Meal. Yummy! I <3 my Mommy necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs that Sophie and Eli got me. Ron gave me a gift card for much needed clothing that does not have spit up stains.
We had a busy morning on Saturday. We started it off at the Charlotte Nature Museum for the Party Cloudy Breakfast to celebrate Groundhog Day. It was the perfect size museum for Sophie. She loved it! We will definitely go back when we have more time.
Then we went to the Circus. Eli cried when he wasn't sleeping. Sophie was mesmerized. She LOVED the elephants. I knew she would. She started talking about "elphants" that morning and HAD to wear her and jeans that both have elephants on them (pink and green elephants!). At the very end she fell asleep. It was way past her nap, and very stimulating. Then we ate a late lunch at Kabob Grill. Granted it's not Greek Fiesta, but it's still pretty good. Then we came home and I got to take a much needed, wonderful nap while Sophie slept and Ron had Eli downstairs. I didn't want to wake up.
We wrapped up birthday weekend by worshipping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with the Body at Christ Community Church.