Thursday, July 10, 2014

Baby Sprinkle Hostess Gifts

Baby Sprinkle and Hostess gifts! 

The girls from work put some amazing effort in to an amazing shower!
They decided since it is my second baby it should just be a "sprinkle."
Though I think they do a theme like I do and it turned in to more of a shower for sure!   

There was a station where you could take pictures of Karl and I build a picture of what the baby will look like!

A onesie decorating station.  

Guess the belly size

Diaper notes

60 seconds to make a playdough baby.  

The yummiest sprinkled food ever and an ice cream bar!

Three of the best ladies a girl could ask for!

I wanted to return the favor and stay on theme so I went to town on making a gift basket for each of them.  I couldn't find candles or soap with sprinkles in them so I made them myself.  

I put some tea lights in a pan and heated them up, then poured in sprinkles.  The sprinkles sunk at first but as the candles cooled I kept adding more!

I found some great loofah packs.  

Then made some soap out of a kit I found at hobby lobby and added sprinkles to that too.  

My sister made me a fun little card that said, "Hope your next shower is as good as mine was!"
Some fun shampoo, shower gel, and lotion and voila!

Alright baby....any day now is fine with me!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Getting crayon off glass!

Husband saved the day! 

A few weeks ago I bought these awesome markers that you could use to write on windows so Evin could decorate our sliding glass door. 

Nicole said, "great plan! You think he's going to know what markers are okay and what's not?" 
"Relax," I said. "It'll be fine." 

One week later there was crayon art all over the sliding door.... "Relax," I said, "it'll be fine." Then my 9 month pregnant butt tried getting that off.....
It will not be fine, I thought after fifteen minutes of squatting, elbow grease, and no real visible progress. 

Then the husband brought in the big guns....done in 2 minutes! Voila!!! Hope I saved someone else some sweat and elbow grease! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Summer Fun Calendar and activities

Summer Fun Calendar continued!  

We've been working off a fun calendar that I put together in mid June and our fun continues!  

We played Kickball croquet with some pool noodles.

Dad and Evin built a playdough volcano that we still need spray paint and put to use!  
We used a water bottle, molded lots of tin foil around it to make it look like a volcano and then covered it in some of our old homemade playdough that had seen better days.  

We had a great night learning about bees and honey at the Majestic View Nature Center.  

Auntie and Evin made exploding ice cubes and squirted them with vinegar to watch them bubble away! 

1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water
food coloring
freeze in to an ice cube tray

Then take outside on a hot day and squirt with vinegar!

Farmer Thor showed up to roast some marshmallows and eat smores over our new firepit.  

We build a splash pond in the front yard.  

We went to the skate park!

Dug for bugs with the neighbor.  

And made alphabet rocks that live in the garden for whenever we might want to spell.....which could be never!

Phew! What a fun few weeks!