Today has been another great day!
We had a super-fun play group this morning, followed by lunch with a good friend (the kind of friend who doesn’t mind eating leftover broccoli mac ‘n cheese that was made by your toddler the day before).
I just finished doing my Fit Moms For Life DVD and am feeling tired, but it’s the really good kind of tired, the kind that leaves you feeling proud and invigorated. Best of all, I feel as though I’ve earned my dinner!
I’m short on time, so tonight’s dinner will be extremely simple and straightforward: vegan “cheeseburgers” using Match Meats ground “beef,” Daiya vegan cheddar “cheese,” Dave’s Killer Bread Blues Buns, spinach, garlic aioli, and sauteed mushrooms. Maybe some oven-baked sweet potato fries on the side.
For today’s craft project, Zander and I decided to make a pom pom stuffer. I made one last month using small pom poms and a soy yogurt container, and it is so popular that I thought I’d enlist Zander’s help to make another one using large pom poms.
We started by eating the remaining Happy Baby Green Puffs in order to empty the container we wanted to use – yum! We then removed the label and rinsed and dried the container. Next, we gathered our materials on Zander’s little table: the green puffs container, large pom poms, and a variety of brightly colored stickers.
The final product was a beautifully decorated container that is perfect for stuffing and storing large colorful pom poms, then dumping the contents and stuffing them in all over again. Opening and closing the lid alone could keep Zander busy for half an hour, but add the pom poms, and you have a real winner. Plus, I am convinced that he feels a sense of pride knowing that he decorated the container all by himself.
Pom pom stuffing is a perfect activity for trips by airplane, car, or ferry. Not to mention that this project was inexpensive and environmentally friendly, since it made great use of materials that we already had on hand.