Omaha finally got enough snow to cover the grass. I never know whether to be happy or sad about snow. Everyone is home and needs to be taken care of and then there is all that snow gear. It seems like the older I get and the more kids I have I have gotten more and more tolerant of going out and coming in a jillion times in an hour and everything off and everything back on. That just seems to be life for now and it wont last forever that's for sure. In fact it seems like the phases of the children's lives go by so fast I can barely remember them anymore. Hopefully this blog will help me remember these times and all the fun we've had......well sometimes!
There wont be any pics of David in this post because he was being a stinker and wouldn't let daddy take any pictures of him :(
Monday, February 25, 2013
Skating did not seem like a good idea with three little ones who have never skated before in their lives. In fact I even tried to chicken out on my friends who had invited us:) To my amazement it actually turned out great. Helena and David both skated without holding on to mom! John Paul on the other hand decided he needed to be held the whole hour and a half, but that was better than running around and getting into trouble, so it all worked out. The skating rink employees even taught the kids a little lesson on skating and played games with them and at the end they even got a snack. I had two worn out kiddos at the end of the day! Awesome!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Wow! What a great day we had for David's party. And Hannah and I had a great time planning it! It only took a few months ! LOL:) Hannah and I made all the decorations from scrapbooking paper! We even made all of the games. The kids had a blast! Here are some pictures of the decorations we made:
|This is the sign we made for the entryway. We had jetpacks for each kiddo to wear during |
|The party favor bags Hannah and I made to look like little aliens!|
And I made the the garland out of paper and ribbon. We got the wall decals from the dollar tree! Score:)
|Hannah and I painted this and hung it over the door to the kitchen! I think I will hang it up in his room later!|
These are the jetpacks we made out of two liter soda bottles! We drank a lot of pop! But it was fun. This was cheap too because it was just spray paint and duct tape ! WOOHOO:)
The kids decorated this with stickers from wal-mart They had fun.
taped the eyes and ears on.
thought it turned out pretty awesome:)
We made a ton of these out of paper towel rolls and paper!
We kept the food simple. Hannah and I made the cakes and we found some simple ideas for space food on a website.
easy and yummy! oreos crushed up in the frosting!!!
The kids had fun eating all the cheese "scraps"
covered with print outs from the internet!
When the party guests arrived we had centers to keep everyone busy until we were ready to start!
The games were great fun for the kids! They all participated an cheered eachother on
it was so cute! First we had space ranger warm ups led by the beautiful commander Hannah
the kids had a blast. They each had a jet pack or wings and a finger laser that I got from amazon.com
for practically nothing. We had the kids run in place saying "I will protect the galaxy" ! It was fun to
watch! And of course they ran around the room shouting "to infinity and beyond" , and saluted to
star command! They did karate chops saying attack zurg, and practiced using their finger lazers, Helena wanted everyone to say pew pew on this part:) Here are some pics of the space ranger camp:
stage of life.....YAY!
Here are some pics of the games and prizes. We had a lot of funplanning these!
the prize was peach rings in a ziploc with a label that we made on the printer:)
Whew! What a party we were all worn out, especially David he had been looking forward too it all year, the only problem is what will I do with my life now? LOL! with five kiddos and a grandbaby I always have a party to plan ! Woohoo! Actually my next project to tackle is my once a month cooking endeavor. I've been testing recipes all month and I think I'm ready...... wish me luck:)
Here are some random pics from the party I just had to share: