Friday, April 1, 2011

Someday Fridays

I love being a part of my church's MOPS group. Mothers Of PreschoolerS. This is my season of life and it's where I go to make friends, get some time to myself and some adult conversation. Some meetings are craft meetings, some are speaker meetings. At one of the latest meetings, I ran across an idea that one of my friends got from another mom's blogs. It's called "Someday Fridays" and the idea is that whenever your kids want to do something that you don't have the time or money to do, you write down the activity (go to a friend's house, play at the park, etc.) on a piece of paper and put it in a jar - your "Someday Jar". Well of course I had to go out and make my own someday jar!

Here is what I came up with: I bought a clear plastic paint can from Michaels. I loved this glazed strawberry paper from one of K&Co's newest paper pads at Michaels, cut a strip of white cardstock into a scalloped banner and finished it off with Hobby Lobby's red gingham. I put together a collage of assorted vintage images for each of my kids; one side for Cade and one for Macy and covered the handles with loads of colorful ribbon. They love it and so do I!

The plan is that every Friday we'll set aside time to pull one activity out of the jar and do it. Should be fun!

I hope this will help me stay accountable to getting more active with my kids, and help us make some really fun memories that they'll carry over into their own lives as parents!