Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Funnies

We have been on vacation with my parents, brother, and SIL all week. (Pictures of daredevil Miss M to come later and crazy driver Mr C.) Overheard in the condo one day between my dad and Mr C.

Poppa: I love you more.
Mr C: No, I love YOU more!
Poppa: No, I love YOU more!
Mr C: Yeah, I love me too.
Silly boy.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Funnies

My children are enamored with Go Fish music. Like wear the CD out in love. They routinely put on a show, singing with and dancing to their music. It was really no surprise that when Mr C got a hair cut from my mom last week and she spiked it up just for fun, he took one look and said "I have Go Fish hair!" (One of the guys has a mohawk.) He later found some really awesome sunglasses in the dress up box at her house that resemble ones they are wearing in a promo video for their latest CD. Yeah, he's a rocker!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Balloon Wreath

Miss M will be turning SEVEN at the end of this month and has had birthday planning on the brain for months. When we saw this wreath at how does she we knew we HAD to try it. We picked up all the supplies at Hobby Lobby today and made it while little brother napped.
Supplies needed:
  • 144 ballons - we only found the 12 inch size
  • 2 greening pin packs-found in the artificial plant section
  • straw wreath -leave the plastic on so it doesn’t shed
Just take a balloon and put it in the middle of the pin, then push into the wreath. Then repeat, repeat, repeat.... It took a little time for us to discover that alternating the position of the open end of the balloon helped on spacing. We also learned that it's best to dump out  and mix up the entire bag of balloons because we had a ton of pink in one bag!
I also used some ribbon I had on hand to make hanging the wreath a little easier. Total for supplies: $15. Not only can you use it for birthdays, but you could also make a little "congratulations" or "celebrate" sign out of p cardstock and stick it on with a toothpick or floral pick. For a family known to celebrate Happy Monday with a cake, a balloon wreath is a perfect fit!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Simple Lunch Turned Special

We live in a large city with tons of things to do every day of the summer, but some days it is nice to just stay home. We recently had such an "at home day". It started out fine, but by lunch time the wee ones were in need of a distraction of some kind. First off, they dined on hot dogs and Cheetos, with a side of fruit and milk to drink. Hot dogs are a rare treat at our house...they usually mean that I am sick and/or really tired and that's all I could come up with!
Hot dogs are excitement enough but served in these cute retro baskets....and with little personal flags too? It was just what we all needed on a hot summer day! You don't have to use the baskets - just try a simple flag in your family's waffles, sandwich, fresh fruit...and see if they don't enjoy the special little touch.
(Thanks to my bloggy buddy Nikki for this idea!)


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