I've been thinking about making up an "official list" of summer activities and excursions to enjoy with my kids this summer, like I did last year. But then my husband just jumped in and started making it happen: a super-memorable-and-fun-arts-and-crafts-activity!
He has gotten all kinds of "handy" with his basement tools, and his latest project was a sort of bookcase for storing our shoes by the back door. We were using a small wire rack that was sadly deficient, and led to shoes being strewn in front of the back door. I fancied it a kind of burglar trap, actually, since no one could get in our house without tripping over all of the mess!
But I like the results of my husband's efforts much better:
the same blue we used in our dining room.
Bayla, my younger, helped to paint on the blue while Katy was at preschool (much to Katy's competitive chagrin!)...