Can you believe it’s May already??? It seems that time just keeps going faster. School is winding down and summer is on it’s way. I know I’ve stated repeatedly that I LOVE summer time!!! And I’m going to say it again, I LOVE LOVE LOVE summer time!! We let go of our schedules and spend a lot of time outside. We really enjoy going to the beach and in the past we’ve been fortunate enough to be able to spend a lot of time with our toes in the sand come summer. We also spend a lot of time at Water World. That has been a summer tradition since my little ones were really little. We get our season passes early and we’re there at least 3 days a week. I’ve been told several times by other moms, “You are a BRAVE mom taking 3 young children out to Water World by yourself.” I don’t know if I totally agree with that statement, but I do know that we love to have a good time and we’ve made lots of memories there. Here’s a pic from summer 2009. We are doing one of my most favorite things, having a picnic! Look how chunky Lilly is. This is before she was doing a lot of solid foods and before her EOS disease started showing up. She lost back down to 15 pounds that fall.
Ok…enough reminiscing. I promised another craft with sponges and water and here it is. Sponge balls!!! We made these several years ago and my children have put in to make them again this year. Here’s what you need, sponges, twine, scissors and a bucket of water. I got all of these things at my beloved Dollar Tree. If you can find a wax coated twine, that would be better than this cotton twine….if you pull on it too hard it’ll break but it works just fine if you are a little ginger with it. Also, I bought 2 sizes of sponges…large and small. The bigger the sponge, the bigger the ball and vice versa. You’ll need 4 sponges per ball (you could use only 3).