Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The promised cake post

Like I said, Jenna was sad that I forgot to have birthday cake at her birthday party. So, later that night, right before bed, we all had cake together. Which actually turned out alright because Melissa and Spencer were at school during Jenna's party and Steve was at work. So this way, they were able to celebrate a little of her birthday with her. See? All better. And in crazyland style, I let her have cake the next day for breakfast! And yes, she wore her birthday bunny ears all day. (Except for at dance, I made her take them off)


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Just add sun

With the weather warming up around here, we have been a lot happier. Taking FULL advantage of the nice warming trend. Which apparently will end in a few days with {gasp!} SNOW! However, while it lasts, we will be blowing bubbles... Relaxing in the grass...

Roller blading...



And loving every minute of it!


And then we will just crawl in a little hole and hibernate until it decides to warm up again...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Jenna's Birthday Party

That's right, Jenna's first ever friend birthday party happened this past week. She is now the blessed age of five, which means kindergarten!!!!!!! {Excitement for Mom's and kids}

So, this year, she wanted a Bunny Party. A Bunny Party? As in cute little rabbits, not the Playboy kind right? My kids come up with the weirdest ideas sometimes. Melissa asked for a Rainbow party when she was 4, back then I was doing them in the even years, now I have switched, friend parties are only on their odd birthdays, until they are 13, then we are done.

So, I came up with the idea of a Tea Party like in Alice in Wonderland. I should take a picture of the invitations, (maybe I will some time, but right now that just sounds kind of overwhelming to get the camera, take a picture, download, etc.). I had a picture of the White Rabbit on it, and overlayed some vellum with the important info saying "Don't be Late for this very important date!"
When the girls arrived, we had these cute little Bunny Ears for the girls to wear, and I had them decorate some bags to put all their goodies in until everyone arrived...

I even got Jayden some blue ears so that they wouldn't look too girlie. After that, I had some eggs and treats hidden in the backyard for the girls to find, and they loved just running around looking for them. It was a good thing the weather was nice, because they were able to just run around and scream all they wanted.

There was one green egg that was never found (good thing I had a back up in the house). However, I wonder if someday Steve will find it when he's doing the yardwork.After that we opened presents! Jenna got lots of fun coloring stuff which lately has been her favorite thing to do. And have you ever seen these Blendy Pen things? They are way cool, you put two colors together in this little thing, and give them a twist and it will create a new color. ALL my kids have had fun coloring with them.


After the gifts, we had our Tea Party! Of course, that is just pink lemonade, but the girls had fun doing "Cheers!" with each other. After that we played some bunny-type games like Duck, Duck, Bunny! and then the Bunny hop. However, we were having so much fun that I COMPLETELY forgot about her cake {that I got up at 6 in the morning to decorate} so we didn't do that with her friends, but that gave us something to do later that night when Melissa and Spencer were home from school and Steve was home from work. I'll post the pictures of that later... Cause around here, the party never ends! {At least not in the month of March - we still have Melissa to go}

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Better Late Than Never!


My Birthday has already past, and I never had any time to actually make me a cake for my birthday, but my kids decided I needed a cake anyway. Between the four of them, they baked and decorated my cake. Of course, it is the traditional, Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting. It's been my favorite since as long as I can remember.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Not much

So, about the only thing worthy of blogging around here is the following...

Spencer was yelling at Melissa (nothing new).

Jayden yells, "Spencer shut your mouth!"

I asked Melissa, "Where'd he hear that?" (Expecting her to fess up).

Melissa's reply? "He heard it from Dad!"

Yeah, I guess that's possible...

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Webkinz

Basically Webkinz are stuffed animals. They come with an online access code though that allows you to play games online. You can also feed and take care of your webkinz on the computer. Everytime you log in, it tells you how happy your animal is, if it's hungry, or if it is sick or whatever. You earn money called "kinzcash" by playing the different games. Then you can buy food, clothes, and even stuff to build your animal a cool house. They've got underwater homes if your animal is a fish, doghouses or should I said dogmansions, and barns. You name it and they have it. Your animal can even go to school or have a job.

Melissa will get on and see some of the cute clothes she can buy for the computer animal, and then tries to copy them for her own real stuffed animal. My kids all happen to have dogs except Jenna who also has a cat. But that's what they like. SO hopefully for those of you who have been lucky enough to have never heard of webkinz before, that's what they are. And for those of you like Michelle, who have just been introduced to them welcome to the Webkinz World!

{Just a little side note: I know that there are plenty of people that think kids play way too many video/computer games. My thought is that there are some real benefits to them that when done in the right circumstances, with the right limits, etc. they can be really great for kids.}

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Lilly's Fashion update

Melissa got a digital camera for her birthday. She loves it. And she's been busy. She made some more stuff for her webkins clothes store and wanted me to post them on my blog, so here they are:
I love the calculator she put there on the counter to look like a register...

In the picture above, you can't tell so well, but those things on the shelves are little shoes she made for her webkinz.


Like I said, she's been busy!



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

5th grade program...

Last week was Melissa's 5th grade program at school. And since I was playing the piano, and Steve was running a little late, I handed the camera over to Spencer and didn't get any good pictures. He did manage to get a video of her when she was singing a little part with two other friends.

video

The program went well. There was one minor glitch when a video showing all of the kids at recess and in class and stuff didn't load. It was probably one of my favorite parts of the show, too bad the parents didn't get to see it.

Friday the classes had a "cast party" at the school. I volunteered at the beginning of the school year to help out. That was before I knew that I would be playing the piano. I think in hind sight I would have rather helped out during a different party at school. But anyway, I was in charge of bringing some soda for the party. We (Jayden, Jenna and I) took the soda over and then helped set out stuff for the kids. Jayden and Jenna were excited to get to sit and eat popcorn and candy with the kids while they were watching a taped version of the program and while I helped clean up.

Here they are sitting watching the show.