Sunday, June 21, 2009


Kaiden, Caeden, Elliot and Kaidince

We haven't done much crafting lately, choosing instead to spend as much time outside as possible, so it was fun to stay indoors yesterday to make something special for Daddy for his special day.
This craft was simple to do for the little ones (1 1/2 - 2 1/2 year olds) To make, just fold a paper plate in half and cut out wedges until you have a fish shape. Write "Daddy, you're no little guppy to me!" on the back and have kiddies sign/scribble their name. On the front side use different colored bingo markers to paint stripes or dots to cover fish. (My kiddies love using bingo markers for crafts, they're so colorful and easy to use) Glue on a google eye and add a couple of squiggly lines of glue and shake on a little glitter to make them special.

And what goes hand in hand with fish...worms...and they were pretty tasty too. We made sure to save some to wrap as "fish food" to take home for Daddy.

To all the daddies out there, especially the new ones, "May your heart always be full and your tank never empty."

My favorite father quote:

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. ~Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874

On my morning walk today, while tuned into CBC's Weekend Morning, I listened to Steve Goodman's song "My Old Man" sung by his daughter, which has this line: "I'd give anything to hear what he said when I wasn't listening, my old man." That goes out to anyone who no longer has their dad and wishes they could go back and relive it, this time paying more attention.


  1. What a great idea to use bingo markers!!

    Just thought I'd pass on this link....

    You case the slugs get out of hand...:)

  2. really cute!
    and i love that quote, too!

  3. What a marvelous, full-of-wisdom quote to use for Father's Day.