Nature tends to propagate such lovely flowers. (Is that a grammatically correct sentence?)
Archive for February, 2010
So I let my daughters invite a few friends over for a Valentine’s Day breakfast party. So fun! Only I forgot to wash my white tablecloth and had to use a blue one. Hehe, I don’t think the girls really cared too much about that detail! We played a little game after with candy hearts and a silly little story I wrote. Each person had to read what they came up with.
I made my husband a big heart pillow with a little heart pocket in the front for Valentine’s Day. I filled the pocket with little love notes out of muslin (I found the idea for the love notes from Cakies blog found here.)
My daughter had the idea to make a cake for her valentine box for her school class this year. We ended up making a wedding cake and taped pictures of her school teacher and her teacher’s husband over some mega-blocks characters that we placed on top. My husband actually used a caulking gun for the frosting.
The kids were home from school for President’s Day so we had our own Olympic games. Each child chose a country and then made a mascot and got a flag. We had a parade, a lighting of the “torch” (candles), a celebration with snaps and confetti, and made the medals. Then the events started: water balloon throw, paper airplane folding and throw, fishing, balancing an object on head, shooting targets with toy gun, drinking water contest, tiddlywinks, and others. To wrap things up we even had a medals ceremony. So much fun! The kids really enjoyed watching some events on TV, too.
What to do on a cold, dreary winter day? Make homemade dolls with a made-up pattern and any materials you have around the house, of course!
I used eyeliner and lipstick for the doll faces and we cut off leggings with holes in the knees to make dresses for them. I didn’t want my son to feel I was favoring the girls, so I let him design an alien pattern and helped him sew it up. I think the girls may have had more fun playing with the batting than they had with the dolls!