The Arace Children

A blog for the smallest members of our family.

Valentine's Day 2014

Enzo's class had his first Valentine's Day party ever, and the kids were told they could make valentines for everyone.

of course, everyone knows Enzo LOVES bugs - so Rachel came up with a jar of Love Bugs.

Enzo had a blast looking through all of the valentines from his friends.

Later, Olivia came over and the kids made Valentine's day marshmallow treats

Easter Crafts

Origami bunnies!

Easter Eggs

This was my first time coloring Easter Eggs. I was a natural and actually stayed pretty clean!

Hand Tile Day

Ever since I started my new school, I've been admiring all the handprints on the walls in the lobby. Today, I got to make my own for the wall!

I can't wait to find my hand once they put it up!

Lorenzo Arace, Jewelry Designer

Today I went to a craft store will Mommy and picked out some beads to make necklaces for Christmas gifts. Here I am making my first necklace...

I took a few breaks to play with (and feed beads to) my dinosaurs and other creatures, but I eventually made four necklaces.

Mommy was impressed with my knowledge of current trends (asymmetry is popular now) and YaYa, Nonna, Auntie Becca and Auntie Julie will be looking extra beautiful after this Christmas.  ;)

David Attenborough's Little Architect

Today Enzo asked, "Mommy, help me build a house!" so I made a little house out of his new blocks. Enzo added on to it extensively and then said, "Look Mommy! This is David Attenborough's house!"

Nice work Enzo! Mommy likes your addition way better than her original design.  ;)

Enzo's Wash Plant

Gold Rush Alaska's smallest and cutest fan ever has been asking to make his very own wash plant and after saving some recycles up for parts we finally got the job done. We used a toilet paper tube with some of Mommy's architectural model scraps to make the trommel screen. Nespresso pod boxes served as some of the structure as well as the sluice boxes. Mommy had to make it strong enough to run a dozen cheerios per minute. Check out all that gold (aka glitter glue) our awesome plant caught! 

 Though Mommy did most of the heavy lifting, Enzo definitely was calling the shots. As soon as Mommy finished the trommel Enzo held up two halves of a Nespresso box and said, "these are the sluice boxes Momma" (which I promptly googled and then agreed with him on).  ;)

Fall Crafts 2012

I helped mommy and daddy make some great decorations.

You'll have to visit if you want to see the amazing result of my fingerprint foliage!

An Enzo original for Olivia's birthday.

Here I am giving Olivia the work of art I created especially for her birthday. I think she liked it!

Also, happy first anniversary to Uncle Kyle and Auntie Julie!

Father's Day Art Take III

Mommy gave up on paints and just gave me some crayons to make daddy's gift. He's what I came up with...