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!

Superhero Bike Party

Superhero Bike Party!!!

A few weeks ago we started the cotton ball jar system at our house.  The idea being anytime Evin does something good he gets a cotton ball in his jar and when the cotton ball jar is full he gets to do something fun of his choosing..... 

He chose a superhero bike party.  I figured that was pretty big, but not a bad idea so it might make the whole cotton ball jar thing sink in.  So we went for it!  

We made these great felt masks with hot glue.  

And capes from shirts we found at the goodwill!
Each shirt made two capes!
Here's how!

Step 1) Lay your shirt out flat.  

Step 2) cut from the collar of the shirt down the side and out the bottom removing the sleeves.  

Step 3) repeat on the other side and then flip your cape towards you and it will look like this!

Step 4) cut around the collar

Step 5) flip your shirt over and repeat 

Step 6) cut a "collar" out of the other side as well.  

I don't allow Evin to wear this unsupervised because I didn't secure the neck piece with velcro and I don't want it to become a chocking hazard.  

Evin and his dad built a great ramp for the day.  

Finally the day was here!  

Our snacks including Hulk colored rice crispies, a Captain America fruit platter, marshmallow stars, POPcorn, Iron Man colored cat muddy buddies, corn dogs, Batman shaped pb&j, and Captain America crunch cereal! 

Then it was time for the party! 

We made our hoops and loops out of drip irrigation tubing and dowel rods.  Weave poles were made of dowel rods and pool noodles!