~A while ago the boys had the opportunity to make (and visit) a fused glass studio. It was such a creative day for those older two--not to mention an education about the composition of glass and the effects of heat...Oh to have this at home...so many projects going around in my mind.
~Before we went to the studio--I brainstormed for ideas of what kind of projects the boys could create--and thinking about it for a bit--I decided to encourage my oldest child to experiment with making a face for his first fused glass project (now he wants to go again and make another one--already--whew!). There are so many combinations of eyes, nose and mouth expressions---that the design and feeling of piece can be very personal.
~My middle son (who is six) was crazy about looking through the box at leftover glass and finding little "gems" that he could put on his plate. He ended up selecting a lovely ridged piece for the center.
~the "face" made by Z. has a hole drilled in the top--so he can hang it on his wall. Perfect...
~Here is the birthday cake of our sweet boy of three...It was the quickest one that I ever made--mainly because we celebrated his birthday in the Caribbean. I purchased a chocolate one for him on the island, and made this one right before we left...(If your wondering--the ratio of yellow M&M's in a bag is definitely off--I had to open more and more bags to find those golden yellows).
~And now that our little guy has turned three--his favorite activity is not sledding---but skiing. He always is the first to chime in for a ski day. When asked what his favorite ice cream variety is: "Play-doh ice cream with doctors sprinkled in it" all right then? Oh, and he wanted to add some "spiders" on top too. I love how their minds work!