Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
|Photo taken by Sarah Moore Photography|
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Now the idea is that you have your children pick a few pieces of candy and then put the rest of the stash at the end of their bed Halloween night. When they wake up, the Pumpkin Fairy (or Sugar Plum Fairy as Kara over at Simple Kids calls her) takes the candy and leaves a special (non sugar) treat in its place. Now I think this idea is very sweet but I just don't want to add to the many illusions that are already going on in my child's head. I mean between Santa, the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy and our two elves who come in December.....there is a bit of an overload. Usually once they figure one out, the whole thing is over and so I didn't want to add another less common known fairy who could be easily discovered.
So what to do??? Well I decided to be straight with Z and played a little "Let's Make a Deal". I told him that on Halloween night there will be a present wrapped. He can either take his candy stash or he can pick 5 pieces and take the present. He has already decided that the present is the choice he is going to make.....I think I am going to get off easy this year ;)
Monday, October 24, 2011
I wanted to do a brunch and so we dined on all of the 5 main character's favorite foods. There were moose's muffins, mouse's chocolate chip cookies, pig's pancakes, cat's cupcakes and dog's donuts. We also mixed in some other foods (quiche, lasagna and veggies and dip) to curb the sweetness :)
she is going to want a cupcake to go with it.
When she sees all the cupcakes you make, she will want to text all of her family and friends.
Once she gets out the balloons and decorations,
she will want to listen to music as she decorates.
hearing the music will remind her of dancing,
dancing will make her thirsty and she will want some milk.
the milk will remind her of cupcakes,
and she will probably ask you for one.and chances are if she asks for a cupcake,
The party was mostly adults (only 6 kids including my own) and so I created activities for both adults and children. The adults had a TV Trivia game, mimosas and I searched for funny pictures of the guests for a "Looking Fabulous Contest" (inspired by Pig taking fun pictures in If you Give a Pig a Pancake). Winners of the games received scratch tickets :)
Here is one of the 6 winners from the "Looking Fabulous Contest". S tied in the Male Category :)
|Her Birthday Breakfast with Z, Mom and Dad|
|Her Doll House from Neene and Chi Chi (her auntie's got her some people and some furniture ;))|
|Her Bear Picture|
|After Party Fun with Grandpa J|
|Listening to her Gift from Grandpa and Mimi (She has listened to it non-stop since she got it!)|
Saturday, October 22, 2011
We are very busy getting ready to celebrate Lil' C's 2nd birthday so I will be brief. Next week I will share all the details of her party :)
I love you more than words and wish you the very happiest birthday!!!
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
So what are Z and Lil' C dressing up as this year??? That has been all the talk around here lately :) Z asked to be Raphael from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Halloween. It is his latest obsession and though I would rather he be Franklin (a much more loveable turtle), he insisted on Raphael. After investigating my costume options, I decided on the most difficult route....make my own. With a broken sewing machine, I was looking at making it all by hand. I ordered green sweatpants and sweatshirt online, gathered up my collection of felt, bought some more green and went to work. I did not have a pattern, Z and I did this as a team (did I mention S and I are going as Donatello and Michaelangelo to an adult party?? We are teaming up with another couple to go as the fiercest reptile fighting team!).
As for Lil' C....well she was suppose to use the bee costume that my niece used two years ago. Unfortunately she screams whenever we put her into it. Following her lead, I took out our dress up buckets and let her pick her own costume. What is she going as??? Bob the Builder! (Okay, maybe Wendy). Z was Bob when he was Two and so it is only appropriate that she follow in her big brother's footsteps. I don't have any pictures of her yet (only naked pictures with her in a hard hat) but I will post them when I get some good ones :) Here is Z when he was two.
Monday, October 17, 2011
This past weekend we went with my BF and her family to a Discovery Farm. This place was all about getting up close with the farm animals and in most cases, they encourage you to get right in the pens! There were many species of cows, sheep, chickens, goats (oh so many goats), ponies, mules, llamas, geese, ducks, reptiles, stinky pigs and so much more. There were playgrounds, a bouncy house, hayrides, apple picking and so much more....you name it and this place had it. We had a really good time and it was a beautiful day. As it turns out S was the "King of the Goats"(we had one in our wagon), Lil' C loved the chickens (I think we need to get some for the yard) and Z was petrified of every farm animal there was. He appreciated the reptile house and the non animal spaces! Thanks La for a great day :)
Here are some photos of the day.