I am positive there was lot of laughing, joking and reprimanding going on, as this was the norm...still is as a matter of fact.
We were so very proud of our creations. My mom must've either known this or thought they turned out well, having framed them for all to see for years afterwards.
I knew I would be doing this activity with my kids as well, and so I made sure to bring a bag to store our collected leaves when we went up the hill last Saturday (see post below).
Monday night we turned on our Halloween music mix and got busy making a creative mess.
I love how they all turned out. Each one perfectly imperfect, with a memory and story behind each one as we sat and talked.
Jonas insisted on making our tortoise, Chuck Norris. Oh the glue that was all over this paper!!
Mailee wanted to do a bird, since her nickname is "Mailee-bird" around here.
Ella wanted to do a fox but deemed it a wolf halfway through. She was pretty excited to have found leaf with a perfect hole for the eye.
I decided on this lion chilling under palm fronds, waiting for his woman to bring him her latest kill...it looked so much better in my head.
Bret decided to go prehistoric and make a T-Rex. The kids just loved his.
It was great to be able to do the same thing with my children that my parents did with their kids.
Though it was more work being the parent (glue everywhere, leaf bits spread far and wide and arguments broken up), I found myself smiling, wondering if my kids will do this same activity with their own little families down the road.