Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter Crafts

The past 2 days the kids have been in full Easter mode wanting to make crafts and prepare for Easter. This year we are hosting an Easter brunch for all of their Aunts and Uncles and cousins….this is a rare treat to have all of them together, so the kids are super excited.

The kids colored and cut out bunnies, then glued a cotton ball on the back for a tail. I got the pattern here.

We lined the bunnies up on the mantel.

We used some leftover paint samples and the kids traced and egg pattern and cut them out. Then they lined them up in the order of their choice and we strung them together with yarn.

The kids with their masterpiece!

The girls also made some foam creations with a friend during a playdate.

Melina made some place cards. These were here own creation.
She can be so creative!

And we made some bunny pops to share with the cousins  tomorrow.
These were super easy for the kids to make. They are rice krispie treats dipped in melted white chocolate with chocolate chip eyes. For the ears we put a couple melting chocolate chips in a baggie, melted them in the microwave, cut a hole in the tip of the baggies and "drew" them on. Let them cool in the fridge and done!

Hope everyone has a Happy Easter!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Its Been a While…

Life has been busy.

We have had a gymnastic performance
Meeka showed off her skills at TWIGS

The Blue and Gold Ceremony for Cub Scouts, where Logan earned his Wolf Badge.
Logan and his fellow Cub Scout Friends

We won a goldfish (which took a tragic turn to end his life by falling into the garbage disposal!) and a cake at the school Jamboree.

Goldie the goldfish lived for 4 days
Melina chose one of the cakes that we spent all day that Friday
 driving around town to pick up.
(I was in charge of all the cake donations for the event.)Guess she was eyeing them up all day deciding
 which looked the best to her!

I spent some time making Dora invites for Meeka's upcoming birthday.

We didn't do to much to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but I made a special dinner for the kids. Green Pancakes with rainbow sprinkles. and green milkshakes.

And then it all started…the sickness. We had 2 weeks of sickness. Melina was even so bad that we had her at children's. This has not been fun virus!! And of course this is 4 days before we leave for our trip t Las Vegas. What a rough week!! 

Bur we made it….and we had an AWESOME time!! We are ready to go back again or go away again, somewhere, anywhere.... We had so many laughs….pink velvet gorilla suits, backing up scooters, free t-shirts, a fantastic town car ride and getting drinks bought for us (by us I mean Astrid & not, not Michael and I) by other guys… oh so many good memories!

And now that we have been back the kids have been in Easter mode this week, so we have done many Easter Projects. My first project though (Ok, it wasn't my first, or even close to first) was getting down the Christmas lights before Easter! Classy, I know!