Hello! I'm still here! Well, I wasn't here for a while (let's call it "due totechnical difficulties"), but I'm back now. So, to catch up: summer was good. We had lots of adventures and fun times with friends and family. Now school has started again and we are getting back into that routine. But, before we leave summer completely behind I thought I'd share some photos from one of our annual summer projects: Hand Print Stepping stones.
The process doesn't change much from year to year: I go to Hobby Lobby and buy the mix, we add water and stir, dump the mix into the mold, insert hands, remove hands, decorate, and let dry.
This year one thing did change, however. Cam was actually willing to have his hand printed and didn't scream like a banshee when it was his turn. It was a developmental milestone.
Once these stepping stones were dry they joined the stepping stones from previous years in lining my backyard flower bed. It's fun to see the kids wander from stone to stone, finding their baby hand prints and laughing at how they don't fit any more. It's a summer tradition I am really glad I started and I intend to keep it going forever (or until my adult children refuse to return home in the summertime to cooperate).