A lazy post

Its almost mid April and the heat is so severe that I simply don’t feel upto the daily chores let alone anything new.Any sort of physical activity saps you of all energy.So here is a lazy post…just like that.

Feel like putting my feet up with a book and some soothing nimbu paani…

workSpending time in the kitchen is equivalent to working out in the gym…

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Cleaning up after the kids looks like an uphill task,so…..

messBut….

likeSo  when it comes to my kids,I am always hands-on…sorry no compromises there..I love them too much.

kidsDo you feel the same too?

Looking forward to some respite from the heat and laziness in the coming days.

Till then,Cya.

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Long summer afternoons…

In a moment,spring is gone and you are confronted with long and sultry summer days with ever rising temperatures outside ,AC’s on full blast inside,disappearing coke bottles and empty ice-cream buckets.All SCREAM out-summers are here again!!

The positives of the season are –

1. Heavy winter woollies give way to light cotton clothing which means cleaning the cupboard takes lesser time.

2. The smell of khus when the dessert coolers are on.

3. No restrictions on the kids enjoying ice creams and cool drinks,endless cold coffees,lassis and shakes.

4  The long summer vacations in school.

5. Last but not the least,Summers are special because of “Mangoes.”..slurpp…

The negatives are-

1. The unbearable heat ,the moment you step outside.

2. Kids at home for longer hours= a messy home

3. No flowers in the garden,plants dying in the extreme heat.

4. Lesser choice in the kitchen.Bang your head against the wall thinking what to cook for breakfast,lunch and dinner.

This is what we did this long summer afternoon…

and 153Picked up a tray full of ripe,red tomatoes from the garden.The three of us later counted each one to while away our time.Can you guess how many we had?

and 154Munch playing Jenga..in between reading and a bit of colouring..

and 151And this basket full of toys keeps the kids engaged for quite some time…before they go out to play..

1So,what do you do to while away the long and boring summer afternoons?What interesting things do you do with your kids to keep them busy?

Door name plate craft for the little ones

Today, I just wanted to share a craft project I did in school with my playgroup kiddies.It was a cute door name plate for their rooms.

I first cut out rectangular pieces of cardboard and covered them with white chart paper.Then  I mixed some  blue and green paints and cut out sponge pieces and gave out one to every child .All they had to do was dip the sponge pieces in paint and paint the rectangular pieces with the sponge.

The result was something like this.

home 019Then,I gave them colouring sheets with pictures of water animals like fishes,sea-horses and star fish to colour which I later cut out and pasted on the name plates.

home 004home 002home 003Thereafter,I wrote their names  using black paint and a paintbrush.Finally, punch holes at the top and string in ribbons.

I gave an underwater theme to the blue ones…you may add sea-shells and sand as well to make it more realistic.

home 016home 017And a garden theme to the green ones by using ice-cream sticks and cutting out the edges to make a fence.Using a sketch pen ,I drew some grass and flowers on the fence.Still thinking of adding butterflies or birds to the latter…

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Aren’t they cute and easy?

Linking this to http://coloursdekor.blogspot.in/

and http://www.artsycraftsymom.com/2013/03/artsy-craftsy-march-2013-challenge.html