Monday, May 18, 2009

Crafting With Daddy

Alexander is our crafter. Along with Moriah, he loves to create and draw and all that good stuff. He is always collecting things and wanting to make stuff. His latest thing is making "people" out of coke bottles. He will tape yarn to the lid for hair, tape paper on for clothes and set them up to play with. When I cleaned their room a few weeks ago, I found a bunch of these people. LOL

My parents were here this past week and Grandpa sprang for coke in 2-liter bottles. When we emptied them, Alexander asked if he could have them. Grandma asked what he would make with it and he told her, "People." She went on to explain how MY Grandma Boring (my Dad's mom) would make bird feeders out of them. His eyes lit up. Something that Alexander likes as much as crafting is birds! He immediately asked if we could do that.

After googling "bird feeder from 2 liter bottle", we found a set of instructions that would work. Then for the next 24 hours, he asked constantly when we would make it. LOL CONSTANTLY! LOL

On Saturday, he talked Daddy into making the feeder part with him. Mom told him that we would get the bird seed on Sunday (We didn't--I was ill. But I told him tomorrow for sure. LOL).

Daddy is a construction worker so of course he got out the drill to make the holes for the skewers and seed to come out. I figured that Jeff would just do it himself but then I heard, "Hold it right here so you can feel how it is. OK now pull the trigger..." LOL So Alexander got to drill the holes himself. Then they added bamboo skewers for the perches. We still have not gotten the bird seed but will since Alexander asked every five minutes. LOL

I will post a picture of the finished product.

CVS 5/16/09

There haven't been many great deals that I have been wanting to get. But cereal? Yup, that is one that I will run for. With 8 children, we go through a lot of cereal. So when the Kelloggs was on sale for $2 and I had $1 coupons, I decided to get some. But since my parents were here this weekend, I could only manage one trip.

4 boxes of cereal $2/each
1 Bayer Quick Crystals 2.00
1 Schick Quattro for Women 8.99

4 $1 coupons
$5 ECBs (I was running low on ECBs)

Paid 10.65 oop

Got back:
$2 ECB for Bayer
$4 ECB for Schick
$10 ECB for doing a survey a few weeks ago *woot*

Not bad. I need to get back into my blogging and dealing. So many distractions and just pure laziness.