Clifford day!!

Today we celebrated one of my daughters favorite characters, Clifford. Everything was last minute, I stayed up till midnight creating everything.

I started off making Cliffords paw prints, and had them lead her to the table. On the table I put Clifford books and dog bone cut outs. Plus a drawing I made.

We then created Cliffords dog house. I let my daughter pick out the colors she wanted to make it. We then made Cliffords ears from construction paper. As a snack I made puppy chow with store brand chex, pretzel twists, and dried fruit. I put it in a dog dish. My daughter got a kick out of it.

We also played two games; find the bones, and paw jump, where she jumped from paw to paw. The last thing we did was make a handprint Clifford. Please ignore my horrible art work haha.

Today was a lot of fun. I asked my daughter what theme she wanted next, Jake and the Neverland pirates was her answer. I guess that means I am on the hunt for Jake party ideas.

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Tinkerbell Day

I decided since my daughter was on a Tinkerbell kick that I would have a Tinkerbell day with her.  While she was passed out cold the night before in my bed, i snuck a Tinkerbell pillow case on her bed. When she woke up on the Tinkerbell pillow the next morning she was so excited, and kept shouting Tinkerbell Tinkerbell.

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The day before we worked on making Pixie Hollow. I stapled blue paper for the background, and cut slices in green paper for the grass. Then printed out some fairies, colored them, and stuck them on the board. I made a sun, clouds, and flowers all out of construction paper.

Before I went to bed the night before, i also set up the living room. I cut out wings, and made Fairy crowns. In the bucket I put glitter glue so we could decorate the wings. I also made a box of Pixie Dust, by cutting up the extra scraps of paper i had from making the pixie hollow background.

I put her hair up the best I could to make her have “Tinkerbell” hair. We all wore Tinkerbell shirts, mine was a little snug since I haven’t worn it since college haha.

She loved walking into the living room in the morning  with everything all set up. We had a simple breakfast, and then began to decorate our fairy wings.

 

As you can see my cat wanted to join in the fun too.

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We also thought it would be appropriate if we watched some Tinkerbell movies. We literally had them on all day non-stop. Even my two-month old stopped to watch the movie.

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Then I told her that we need to throw the pixie dust over us so that we could fly too. She loved this idea and after I showed her how to throw it in the air, she was running around the room, saying “I can fly” and “Pixie Dust”.  IMG_20140806_124233032

 

IMG_20140806_131556337 IMG_20140806_150537708As you can see, I had a pretty big mess to clean up afterwards. My carpet had pieces of paper all over. Honestly I didn’t care, it wasn’t sparkles, and came up really easy with the vacuum. After we had some fun with pixie dust, we had lunch in Pixie Hollow. I didn’t do anything special with the lunch, just something simple. Of course while we ate lunch we continued to watch Tinkerbell. After lunch we sat down for some cupcakes. I had her color some printable Tinkerbell coloring pages, and we made some more wings.

I didn’t make much for this day food wise, since Lilo and Stitch day was such a disaster with food and I spent most of my day in the kitchen cleaning. I wanted this day to be more than me doing dishes. So we made it simple, and fun.

For next week my plan is to have a Cinderella day. I haven’t told her yet and I don’t plan to. I have to somehow make a background with the castle without her seeing. We will see how that goes.

I hope you all have enjoyed reading my BLOG. Most of my ideas are simple, and not extravagant. My goal is to show the other parents out there that even if what you did isn’t fancy and expensive, it doesn’t really matter they still enjoy and appreciate what you do for them.

 

If you give a toddler a cookie….

 

 

One of my daughters favorite book series is “If you give a mouse a cookie”. I ended up finding an awesome book with most of them included. This book also includes; recipes, songs, games, and activities that involve the books.

I have been wanting to actually bake somethingIMG_20140804_193451285 that turns out right. In the book they have a recipe for chocolate chip cookies inspired by, “If you give a mouse a cookie”.

I was so excited to do this with my daughter too. She helped add the dry ingredients to the bowl, and was happy to do it. She was so excited she watched them bake.

 

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My daughter decided we would read the book while the cookies were baking in the oven. When they came out I was shocked, they looked like normal cookies. I so far had done something right. Haha. I let them cool,  and prepared a cliché blog photo of the finished product. I then gave the cookies to my two toughest critics; my husband and daughter. As you can see from the picture I got a thumbs up from  my daughter, and a, “They turned out fine”, from my husband.

Woohoo!! I am so proud of myself, I finally baked something from scratch without messing them up. Everyone enjoyed them. 🙂

 

Princess Ice Cream Picnic

I am always trying to think of something to do on a rainy day. I go searching on the web to find something fun and exciting. I finally came up with an ice cream picnic. Then thought maybe there should be a theme, so I looked around; my daughter was already in her princess dress, we were watching Cinderella, and we always have to have picnics on her princess blanket… A Princess ice cream picnic was perfect.

So I gathered some toppings; sprinkles, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and bananas. I set it all out on a tray and put it on the princess blanket. I even threw on a pretty robe that I used as a princess dress. We sat on the blanket and prepared our ice cream , all while watching Cinderella. What a perfect way to end a rainy day.

 

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