Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Airplane Birthday Party

Hunter celebrated his fourth birthday last Saturday. A couple of months ago I had asked him what kind of birthday party he wanted and he said "Airplane Birthday Party" I knew exactly where to go to get ideas- Cutest Little Things. Judy had thrown a birthday party for her son a couple of months ago with the same theme and it was perfect. I order the same invitations and favor bags as she did-super cute!! I just wish that my cookies had turned out as cute as Judy's.

We decided that we would have different stations for the kids. To keep with the airplane theme we printed out pretend passports, and after each activity the kids would get a stamp in their passports.

We played airplane theme games like:

Take -off Obstacle Course

Bus, Bus, Plane (Duck, Duck, Goose)

Pin the Pilot on the Plane (Pin the Tail on the Donkey)

Pilot Says (Simon Says)
Pass the Black Box (Hot Potato)

Don't Get Caught Without a Plane (Musical Chairs) - Here a picture of the winner!!!

We ordered gliders from Oritenial Trading as well-

When the kids finished all the activities Weston pinned on their pilot wings.
Luckily Weston had just done some traveling he asked the flight attendants if they still give out pilot wings to the kids. Well when they found out we were having an airplane party they were more than willing to help and gave us enough pilot wing pins that each of the kids could get one. Here is Weston pinning Hunter.

Here is a picture of the passports with some the stamps the kids got after each station
Another fun thing was that as the kids were going from station to station, we had them take turns wearing Hunter's airplane costume from Halloween.

After all the fun games the pilots came in for some treats.

I love this picture of Hunter.

It was a blast and Hunter loved his special day.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Hunter

We Love You Hunter!!! Happy Birthday

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dr. Seuss Week

Last week during school time we did some fun activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. We started on Monday by reading The Cat in the Hat, and making a hat from a oatmeal container. Throughout the week after we read another Dr. Seuss book we would add a white stripe with the name of the book to the hat. I got this idea from a Mailbox Magazine. By the end of the week our hat looked like this.

With each book we read we would do another activity. For There's a Wocket in my Pocket we played a rhyming game. We had cupcakes after reading The Sneetches, we decorated them with yellow frosting and then some had green star sprinkles and some did not. We made Oobleck after reading Bartholomew and the Oobleck. I really wanted to get pictures of the boys playing with it, but my camera battery died. For Green Eggs and Ham, one of the boy's favorite, I made a felt play set of green eggs and ham.

I got the pattern for the eggs at Wee Folk Art and for the ham I didn't really have a pattern but Dana at MADE had made a set so I looked at hers as a reference. We had so much fun during the whole week. I noticed that Hunter kept trying to put the oatmeal box hat on to pretend. So though I didn't originally plan to, I made the boys hats.

For these I did follow the tips and directions at MADE. As I was taking these pictures, I couldn't help but think how fun it would be to dress them up as Thing One and Thing Two.

"It is fun to have fun

But you have to know how."
-Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Something Fun

The boys loved watching this video.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Camping in Feburary

The third week of February we decided to go camping at the Valley of Fire. We figured that since moving to Las Vegas we better camp now, because during the summer, I don't think we are going to be wanting to spend of alot of time outside. Weston came home around 2 o'clock on Friday and we headed out. It was just an hour drive and we were there. The Valley of Fire turned out to be the perfect location for a family with young children. After setting up camp we decided to go on a short walk before it got too dark.

I was trying to get Walter to stand under the archway (I thought it would make a cute picture), but he just wouldn't stand still long enough.

It didn't take long before the boys were climbing on rocks and having a blast. After we ate dinner, Hunter wanted to be in the tent. He was so excited about sleeping in his sleeping bag. It was still early so we played Memory.

We could only get Hunter to play three rounds before he declared that it was time for bed. I wish he was always so excited about bedtime. The next morning we went out for three short hikes. The first one was to see some cool petroglyphs

The second one to Elephant Rock. Doesn't it look like a Elephant, we sure thought it did.

And the third one was to the Mouse's Tank

Hunter had so much fun playing in the sand. But by the end the boys were tired and just wanted to lay down.

It was just a one night stay, but it was sure fun to get away. Hunter has already asked us numerous times when we are going camping again.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March Forth

Goal Update
Exercise- Did fairly well, but not perfect, still working on wanting to exercise. Missed my goal by two days in February; hope to do better in March.

UFO’s -I did finished one and am working on a couple others. Don’t know how much I’m going to be able to work on them in March- it's just a busy month.

Food Storage- I’m sad to say that I didn't do much food storage in February. We did buy more flour and sugar (25 lbs each) but beside that not much. With all the terrible earthquakes I have decided that I’m going to stop waiting and really work hard on Food Storage this month. I going to be ordering a couple of things on-line and I hope to have many pictures or entries about my progress.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My Little Mr. Potato Head

Just wanted to share these pictures of Walter, thought that they were super cute!