Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Birthday Yumminess

Hello There!!

I found a lot of great food ideas on pinterest that I wanted to use for Owen's Carnival birthday party.
Outside of the standard corn dogs and corn on a stick, we also had the following.
These are catipillar grape kabobs. They went like hotcakes on a cold winter's day. I found the idea here.
 Then there were these little tasty treats.

Birthday cake popcorn. Does it get any better than this? Here is where I found this little piece of heaven.
We also tried our hands at making these little ditties that you can find here.

 Three different flavors: strawberry, grape, and orange. mmm mmm mm!
And last, but certainly not least...
A swiss meringue buttercream birthday cake filled with the most important flavor at a carnival.

COTTON CANDY!! {I found little packets from Duncan Hines that flavors frosting.}
The kids absolutely LOVED it!

 I found the idea here over at Whisk Kid. What a FUN blog!

Do you have any parties coming up? You can check out my boards on Pinterest, right here!

be blessed!


Monday, May 14, 2012

"Youth comes but once in a lifetime." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

After Saturday's birthday, I truly believe this. A huge thank you goes out to my friend K. She stuck with me all day. And I mean ALL day. She was at my house at 730, and didn't leave until ??? Honestly, I really don't know. That's how great she is.

There were a couple of games the kids played that I got from NBCs  Minute to Win It. This is the Elephant March. You take hose/stockings of some sort (got ours from the Dollar Store) and put a ball in the toe. You line up 6-10 water bottles in two different lines and without using your hands, you try to knock down the water balls in 60 seconds. We just did races and the kids had a blast!

Doesn't it look like FUN?! 

Have you ever played?

After the Elephant March game, and a break to jump on the trampoline,  they played A BIT DICEY. It's a game where you have to stack dice (we used 5) on a Popsicle stick that you hold in your mouth. This game got two thumbs up from Owen. 

It's funny watching children interact with one another, specifically how Owen is with his guy friends vs. his girl friends. He definitely is a lady's man.

Thanks for putting up with my SOOC shots. I hope your eyes don't have sores on them. ;o)

More to come...

be blessed


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Here is a quick run down of today's house update. I've missed a couple weeks due to being extremely busy with getting O's carnival birthday put together. (That will come later this week.)

So here goes..

It's almost like those puzzles in the Sunday paper... You know, the ones where you have to guess the differences between the photos. So do you notice what has changed this week?

So that's it!
Coming right along.
We are on the count down now.
There is just a hair more than a month before school ends and we are out of our current house.

I hope that all the parents who fill the role of a mother had a wonderful day today!

"Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love." ~Mildred B. Vermont

be blessed,