Sunday, February 26, 2012

Making Me

My little girl wanted to make a big picture, so we decided to make a picture of her. She laid on the poster board, I outlined her, and then she glued on hair and buttons and colored like crazy. I kind of wish that I would have had two pieces of paper the same color. I also wish that my attempt at drawing eyes, nose and mouth looked a little less like Napoleon Dynamite had drawn it. Even with my small regrets, my girl LOVED making a girl who looked like her.
*Just a note, it's harder than I thought to outline a wiggly two year old. That is why her legs and arms are two totally different sizes.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

You Have a Glowing Personality

$1 glow bracelets+one dark closet=lots of fun for two little kids.
Even though it looks like it, I didn't actually let the little boy eat the glow sticks.

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Perfect Cupcake for Those Kids Who Eat Entirely Too Much Batter

My little girl looks forward to everyone's birthday in the hopes that cupcakes will be involved. This little girl absolutely adores cupcakes! She especially loved helping to make them and snitching more than just a little batter. I always worry about the raw eggs. My husband had salmonella many years ago while he was in England. He said it was the most miserable he has ever been. I would like to say that the paranoia of that happening to my children keeps them from eating cookie dough and cake batter, but that's just not the case. However, I found this recipe the other day that makes me feel much better. The recipe is very simple. It goes as follows:

Combine 1 cake mix and one can of diet soda. Mix and bake according to the directions on the back of the box.

Yup, I told you. It's pretty simple.
The best part about this recipe is that when you add the diet soda to the mix, it makes lots and lots of bubbles, which my girl loved. It turned into a science experiment and a snack.

As for frosting, we went the healthy route and plopped some non-fat 'whipped topping' on the top.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Boxes

A couple of weeks before Valentine's Day, we bought some little metal mailboxes for a dollar each. Everyone in our family got one.
Everyone loved sending and getting (and eating) Valentines.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spaghetti Monsters

My husband is home late four nights a week because of school. Some days it's hard to get inspired to cook dinner for me and two kids. However, the advantage is that we can cook meals like this: spaghetti noodles threaded through hot dogs and then cooked according to the spaghetti instructions. It definitely wasn't my favorite meal, but there is a good chance that it was my daughter's favorite.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Toilet Paper Stamps

If you take a toilet paper roll, you can squish it just perfectly into the shape of a heart. Once you've done that, it makes the perfect stamp. Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 3, 2012

$15 Ball Pit

We bought a $15 bag of balls at Target. I think you can even get them for $10 at Walmart. We threw them into the pack-and-play that we almost never use, and voila! The kids had so much fun playing in it.