08 March 2010

blame it on the rain . . . let's go fly a kite . . .

Greetings all,
How are you finding the weather on the Eastern Seaboard lately??  Bit blustery, hail, floods, insanity.  So long as the rain falls in the catchments & is shared with farmers . . . I'm happy to entertain children who don't like television with indoor activities!! 
Had this brilliant idea when i saw these plain wooden Russian Nesting Dolls, to buy half a dozen & next rainy day, let the children paint them.  This set is for my husband, each child in order, painted one (note: the boy is 4th & his doll is a bit light on fine detail).
  

plain wooden Babushkas $5 per set at Typo
we had to get out in between down pours & fly the kite in the gale force winds . . .
only the boy stopped the kite with his forehead moments after a 'before' shot was taken safely at home.

nothing is as funny as watching 4 children run like crazy looking up & slamming into each other
i spent my time strapped to this puppy who thought the kite was a giant butterfly &
knocked me over several times chasing it, like the children, running like crazy, looking up!!

& this big girl is off to camp, have fun!!
Just a litte note about the Oscars/ Academy Awards, did anyone else find Tom Hanks' announcing the Best Picture winner a bit quick & uneventful, like he was ripping off Avatar's bandaid the most painless way??  Ouch!!  Shame i can't see the Hurt Locker, my husband saw it last week, he suggested i do not - did you know Guy Pearce is in it too, in the beginning, doesn't end well for him . . . why not torture me with Dear John while you're at it.  Any other war movies & love stories on at the moment??  Oh i know, Meatloaf's latest album . . . no kidding . . . songs from a wounded soldier trying to find his way home to his wife Jennie - are you SERIOUS!!  Have a lovely week people, love Posie 

14 comments:

bee said...

The dolls look lovely! What a great idea - I might pop over to Typo and have a look myself :) As for the kite flying, a very brave move considering how nutty the weather has been lately... but how much fun?!!
Also, if Guy Pearce is in a film, that is reason enough for me to see it - yummy! And what is that about Meatloaf? Hasn't he given it up yet? Please Mr Meatloaf... stop... please?! hehehe :D

Michelle said...

We need a spoiler alert! I don't have pay TV and am watching it later tonight on 9!

Gilly said...

What a lovely idea and yah for you getting out in that weather. I would like to see Hurt Locker - might be a bit close to the bone though. Hugs to you xx

Corrie said...

oh look at your big kids! all grown up! I am itching to see dear john but justin has refused to take me to it! I'm seeing a solo mummy trip to the movies with a choc top and popcorn on the cards!

you don't look a meatloaf fan anyway!!!!!!!!!

hugs and keep busy to keep your mind off things
Corrie:)

Posie Patchwork said...

Thanks for pointing that out Corrie, i'm NOT a Meatloaf fan, just heard that was the album. He does nothing for me at all, never has. Love Posie

Thea said...

Sounds like you had a fun day out if you ask me. The type of days that make for good family memories. x

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I think tom hanks did that because it was rushed for time. It's always rushed at the end. They should start the Oscars an hour earlier!

Kylie said...

Sending hugs from one Army Mumma to another. Hope that the head heals quickly - he looks quiet pleased with his wound and effort:) Love the puppy - not SO PUPPY like anymore. Hope that your big girl enjoys camp. The sun is out here today - first day in 2 weeks.

Stacey said...

What an excellent idea those Russian dolls are. I love it!
Look at poor Rory with that big injury on his gorgeous face. What a handsome boy he is.
Oh and Tom Hanks? I wondered that too. At the time I wondered if he had forgotten to rehash who the nominees were.
I'd love to see Dear John - I'm such a crier.

Beach Vintage said...

Those Russian Dolls are so darn cute!

Rosalind said...

Oh cool now I know who won! I recorded it and it cut off just at Sandra Bullocks speech! doh!

Lovely to see you today too xxx

Kylie said...

That is just hilarious! Love it - such an apt description of kite flying :)) Your painted dolls are fantastic - great idea. Movies? What are they? Even now my girls are older I still don't seem to get to a cinema... must break this bad habit ;) Thanks for b.day wishes. Kx

Linda said...

oh the Russian dolls are adorable what a great idea for the kids

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Great idea with the dolls, where on earth did you find them?