Monday, March 31, 2014

Easter bunny garland: craft time

I have had these adorable hearts hanging in my entryway for two months now. 

My three year old has been telling me that Valentine's Day is over for a while, but I just couldn't bear to take them down. So... this weekend, we decided to get crafty and create a new springtime garland to replace those sweet hearts. It was a super easy and fun project to do together so here is the how to below.

Here's what you need:
• card stock paper
• paint
• large cotton balls
• baker's twine
• scissors 
• hole punch
• pencil

1. Trace and cut out your bunny shape

2. Trace 5-10 bunnies on card stock paper and cut them out

3. Have your little one paint the bunnies

4. Once bunnies have dried glue on cotton balls for tails

5. Punch a hole in each bunny ear

6. Thread the baker's twine through the holes

7. Hang anywhere you want to spread some Spring cheer

Monday, March 17, 2014

An ice cream birthday party {dreaming of summer}

I was looking through our archives and realized that we never followed up on Eva's third birthday Ice Cream party. Especially with the way this winter seems to be hanging on, I thought it would be fun to look at photos of some warmer days from last August. So here it is in photos.

The sundae bar

Cupcake ice cream cones

The scoops 

The toppings

With a cherry on top 

The sweetest birthday girl

It was such a fun day and must have been memorable since the birthday girl still talks about her party over 6 months later! Is anyone party planning right now? How far in advance do you plan your kiddos birthday party? Months before? A few weeks before? Or are you more of a last minute kind of planner? We would love to hear about your party ideas and plans!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!

Finn World Book Day 2013

March 2nd found many Elementary Schools celebrating the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss. It seems amazing to me that someone's books can still teach children a love of reading whilst giving their parents so much nostalgia for their own childhood. At least that's what it does for me. I have a terrible memory, but I can distinctly picture reading Dr. Seuss with all it's wacky characters and fabulous colors. I have always claimed that One Fish Two Fish was the first book I ever read, I could be making that up but it just stands out so vividly.  

In honour of Dr Suess's birthday, we have picked our top five favourite quotes:

1) “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” —Happy Birthday to You

2) “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” —One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

3) “If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” —One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

4) “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” —The Lorax

5) "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." —Oh The Places You'll Go!

Tell us what you think of Dr Suess. We'd love you to share some of your photos, memories, or your favorite quotes that are too good to miss off this list!

Monday, March 3, 2014

The longest shortest month

Heart garland for Valentine's Day

Queen of the igloo mountain

Soaking up some crisp country air

Birthday cake baking

Despite being the shortest month of the year, February always seems to drag on in New England. Last month was no exception with a February full of illness, losing my grandmother, unexpected travel, snow, snow, and then some more snow. Despite the many hurdles, I did manage to have quite a few good times and make it through the longest shortest month with a smile on my face. 

Top of my good list for February includes: valentine's day crafts with my girls, quality time with my mom and sisters, road trip to my husband's parents where we dug an igloo and breathed in some fresh country air, birthday lunch with the birthday boy at one of our favorite Boston spots, birthday cake baking with the sweetest little helpers, and running a (short) leg of the Hyannis marathon with my youngest sister (who ran the whole 26.2!). 

Listing the good and looking back at some photos sure makes me appreciate the little things and reminds me to enjoy every moment I have with these people of mine!

See you next year February... we're moving on to Spring!