We finally broke down and purchased the latest craze in kids crafts...a Rainbow Loom. I first heard about these on Facebook and via my Michaels subscription emails. Then, the kids came home from school wearing a bracelet or two that friends of theirs made and gave to them. So, I had to check these out. It looked like something all of them would really enjoy. Thanks to freebie money I had accumulated at Amazon, I broke down and got a Loom for them. They counted down the days until it came in the mail. And it did! They were super excited that we got it in the mail today!
Jared and Suzan, chomping at the bit to make some loom bracelets!
The girls watch as Jared makes one
I will say that it took us some time to figure out the loom, e.g. how to loop on the bands, which way to pull the bands over. I think Jared has mastered the "beginner" one. I tried, thanks to the manufacturer's how-to tutorial videos, to make an"advanced" one for Bethany...and it turned out! It's definitely at Jared's age level (9). The girls (5)? Eh, not so much. However, they can pick out the colors and place the bands on the loom. I just have to maneuver the hook and loop the bands over.
We have already made a bracelet for each kiddo. Suzan has been asking me ALL DAY to now make another one ;)
By Bethany :) Just this evening, before bath time. It's her third one now. Yes, she is definitely giving Anna a run for her money!
It's a top tooth, next to the front one she lost earlier.
Man, the Tooth Fairy better start taking out some loans, get a better interest-accruing account or something for these girls losing their teeth! That and I heard Paul talk about the Tooth Fairy's request for a personal, reserved, parking spot at our home. You got that right! ;D
Bethany is a good little helper! She LOVES to help Mama and Dad with anything....at anytime. Here, she helped with dinner this evening (putting butter on the broccoli). Of course, she jokingly tries to lick the buttery butter knife ;) I had to tell her to "wait until all plates have been buttered." :D Oh...and I usually never have to ask her to help. She just jumps in all on her own - sweet girly!
Guess who lost yet ANOTHER tooth?!?!? Anna! Right before pick-up from school today. I told her soon I'm going to have to blend up her food because she won't have any teeth left to chew with ;D What is this now, the 4th lost tooth???? I've lost count ;)
This is our life: rejoicing in 13 years of marriage...raising a sweet, active and very smart 9 year old boy...carrying, delivering (at 32w3d) and now raising 5 year old quadruplet girls (yes, that's FOUR girls - poor dad and brother ;) )...and ultimately living a life centered and obedient to Christ...Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' - Matthew 37-39