Thursday, April 19, 2012

Baking Soda and Vinegar Fun!

After seeing this fun idea on Pinterest from Preschool Alphabet, we heading to the pantry to find some baking soda and vinegar. I filled up a broiler pan with baking soda, then put vinegar in 4 paper cups and added different color food coloring to each.

Then I had the girls take turns picking a color and using the dropper to put it on the baking soda! They LOVED this activity.

Molly loved trying to make volcano paths and mixing the colors.

Nora took it very seriously, and was so sad when we ran out of baking soda!
Quick, easy fun!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bubble Wrap Love!

Nora's favorite activity of the day... walking across bubble wrap!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycling at it's best. :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Harry Potter Obsessed!

Since you all know we are fans of Harry Potter... I just couldn't resist whipping up this shirt for Nora. :)

I used the Silhouette I won (I know, I was SO lucky!) to cut "Muggle Born" in the Harry Potter font, and then cut it on heat transfer paper and ironed it on a black shirt.

Perfect attire for when the girls play with Randal's Potter Puppet Pals.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

On Spring Break!

What Could Be Better Than...
...Playing Dress Up???
Playing Dress Up in Mom and Dad's Clothes of course!

...Than playing Dolls???
Pretending the Cat is a Doll of course!!!

...Than Coloring a Picture???
Coloring a GIANT Picture of course!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Printable!

With Easter this coming Sunday, we've been doing a lot to teach our girls about the true meaning of Easter and why we celebrate this week. So when I saw this great printable of the song "I Know That my Redeemer Lives," from A Little Tipsy, I was excited to add it to our decorations.

I printed mine on cardstock and then cut it our and glued it to a pink backing, and then glued it onto a springish 12x12 scrapbook page and put it in my 12x12 frame I use for my family rules.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Ding Dong Ditch!

I have been wanting to get better about doing "Random Acts of Kindness" with my girls, but couldn't quite figure out how to make sure we stay accountable. I love the idea of everyday of Dec. or each year on your birthday doing as many RAKs as your age. But all this seemed kind of overwhelming with a 2 yr old and 4yr old in tow.

So, a few months ago we started planning and doing a "Random Act of Kindness" every Monday. We figured Mondays are probably a day people would love a little extra cheer! The girls and I are loving planning something and I love seeing Molly excited about giving back and doing something nice. Some weeks we just send out a card to a friend, and sometimes we pick toys to bring to the mission, etc.

Our favorite by far was Ding Dong Ditching!!! We saw this great idea and adorable tags over at Poppies at Play.

We headed to the store and bought some Ding Dongs, and printed these cute tags for the tops.

Then we were off to Grandparents and friends houses to Ding Dong Ditch them a yummy surprise. Molly laughed the whole run up to the house.

Quick rang the doorbell.

Left the Ding Dongs on the step, and came running back at top speed!!! I didn't get any pics of the running back, since I was quick buckling her into the carseat and driving off so Grandma wouldn't catch us, hehehe.

I haven't laughed so much in a LONG time, and I don't think the inlaws have stopped talking about how much they loved there surprise. :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pillow Beds!

For Christmas this year I made Pillow Beds for my niece and nephew, and for my girls! They were a BIG hit, my girls use them everyday, and it's the choice spot in the house to watch a movie. I used this amazing tutorial from No Rest for the Creative.

There were so many cute fabrics to choose, so I loaded up all my JoAnns, Fields and Hobby Lobby coupons and headed out fabric shopping. I picked cute owls for Nora, and Molly picked cats. My nephew got camo and niece butterflies.

One of my favorite parts is that the back is made like a pillow sham, so I can easily take the pillows out to wash the case, and replace pillows when needed.

Nora is seriously, cozy!!!