It's summer time and the "I'm board" is already starting! I thought if share one of our favorite, and cheapest, activities that's good for mixed age groups.
1 old school can of shave cream
1 set of food coloring
While at the store I picked up the cheapest shaving cream I could find. The old fashioned cream not the gel. $1.35 woop woop so I got three! This activity is easy to bust out in a pinch so I keep spare shaving cream on hand.
I got out our trusty inflatable pool that stays blown up in my garage and boy has it been worth every penny.
Then I did a little refresher lesson on primary colors and mixing colors with Miss C. Then I let her fill a muffin pan with shaving cream and begin to expirment with food coloring drops to make different colors.
That's about as long as I could hold the twins off from getting involved so I made them their own pans of colored cream and stripped them down to diapers
After mixing I let all three kids just go crazy in the inflatable pool!
I have seen this as a DIY for bath tub paints on interest. I can not advise this one bit! The food coloring does stain the skin a little so I can only imagine what it would do to grout, towels, shower curtains, ect. The best part of this is the water hose bath everyone gets at the end! And they all smell really nice!
For around $5 we will do this 3 different times, maybe invite the neighbor kids over!
Sorry in advance neighbors for the blue naked babies in my yard!!
Last week in Vegas I went from club, to bar, to pool in search of hearing Fancy by Iggy Azalea as many times as humanly possible. Just when I thought I got my fill Girls With Glass did this parody. The mother of all funnies! And every lyric is the story of my life!
She has matured so much over this school year! She made the leap to being a kid with no baby left!
here are your Stats baby girl!
Fall level A/ spring level D
Knows 75 sight words
mastered addition and subtraction and started working word problems
skip counts to 100 by 2s & 10s
took a sample 1st grade level STAR test and passed with flying colors!
Lost 2 bottom teeth
wears a size 6 cloths
wears a 11 1/2 shoe
We are going to miss Lupine Lane dearly. We all had a wonderful experience there and have no retreats about choosing private kindergarden. Now to enjoy the summer before this mommie has to deal with public school ! Attendance police, tardy police…uhhhh
From time to time I take a social media hiatus. Iv been "off" Facebook for two weeks! I just get burned out of all the "BS " people write on FB. Uhhhh people take everything so stink'n personal then take to FB to vent about it. People knew where I was, who I was with & felt the need to let me know that they know!
So the first few days were strange. You dont relize how 2 min here & 16 min there really add up! I also noticed how irritated I was when the people around me were paying more attention to their phones & iPads than me! (Only child speaking here!) this included my 6 year old on her iPad. I really thought I was strict about her usage but I learned how the time we were both playing on devices could have been 30 min of quality face time. The REAL face to face stuff, not the Apple version!
Now everyone has to put away all tech devices during dinner and before bed they go to a charging station in the kitchen. This did not make me very popular this last week. My hope is that like I have learned, they too will learn to focus on the people in the room. Not your high school boyfriends 3rd wife's new puppy, temple run or bad piggy!
Raise up from your device and see what's most important is the people right there in the room with you!
And blogging totally does not count in my book! Love a double standard! Hopefully I will get some updates on the kiddos written this week!
I never know how I want to write these post. To Miss C or about Miss C. Do this time I'm writing about her. Yet writing is not half as bad as trying to pick out a few pictures, just a few, when I want to post all 40,000 of you! Campbell, I Hope you enjoy reading this in a few years. Love you as endlessly as the waves in the ocean! Mommy
My first baby turned 6 this week! Holy Cow! I must say I did something right with this kid! She is so sweet, caring, smart and pretty. She is seriously the best big sister. She is a mother hen to "her" twins and a good friend to others. She has a sassy streak when it comes to getting up in the mornings & I'm getting a taste of the tween years that are ahead. She loves school and is testing well into 1st grade curriculum. She is OBSESSED WITH ALL THINGS FROZEN! Thanks again Disney! She is very good at most anything she tries once she gets past being shy to try new things. Currently she is in Tae Kwan Do, golf & art history. Last week she lost her first tooth and insist it stay in it's box on the kitchen counter for our viewing pleasure.
1. What is your favorite color? Pink. 2. What is your favorite toy? All of them 3. What is your favorite fruit? Grapes 4. What is your favorite tv show? 5. What is your movie? Frozen 6. What is your favorite thing to wear? Polka dot dress (smocked) 7. What is your favorite animal? Dolphin, giraffe & zebra its a tie 8. What is your favorite song? Let it Go (from Frozen) 9. What is your favorite book? Frozen 10. Who is your best friend? Parker Pitman (Abigail, Brooklyn, Alana & Katlyn were in the running) 11. What is your favorite snack? Ice cream 12. What is your favorite drink? Sheerly Temple 13. What is your favorite breakfast? Cereal and bacon 14. What is your favorite lunch? Mac & Cheese 15. What is your favorite dinner? Chili 16. What is your favorite game? Frozen game on her iPad 17. What is your favorite thing to play outside? Scooter 18. What is your favorite holiday? My birthday (I informed her that her bday is not actually a national holiday) to that she responded all of them. 19. What do you sleep with at night? Yellow blanket 20. What do you want to be when you grow up? A dresser for dogs!