It was 70 degrees today! Time for ice cream, not that you can't eat ice cream any other time, but it's more fun when it's warm outside. I hope this weather is here to stay because it is fabulous!
"Life is like an ice-cream cone,
After seeing, Julie's "Ode to Spray Paint" Post ,
I took a trip to Home Depot.
I loved the yellow of Julie's jars, but for some reason, the yellow wasn't sticking to my jars. I ended up using stickers to spell out the word love and then spray painted green over the yellow. Now, just a glimpse of the yellow shows through. I'm not giving up on the yellow...I'm going to see if using a different kind of spray paint will work. I would definitely recommend the glossy spray paint if you wanted to do this project. I wasn't sure what I would like better, so I tried both. I'm a fan of the glossy.
And, the chicks, also from Heather's blog...found here. This was my favorite...E's rockin chick! (There are some more of our chicks in the previous photos.)
Thank you Blogland (is that one word or two?) for all the inspiration!
I hope you all had a Blessed Easter!
"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life."
I'm linking up with Heather today at Life Made Lovely Monday.
Check it out for endless inspiration.
By the way, is anyone else having trouble with their "followers" list on their blog? Mine hasn't shown up for a week. I'm wondering if it's something internal or with blogger.
I'm not that much of a fan of baseball. I enjoy a game here and there, but it's a little too slow moving for me to be entertained the entire time. Watching your own kid out there is a different story though. Although the game moves even slower with little kids, there is something about watching E that makes it fun. He's figuring things out and when he gets a hit or makes a catch, it's exciting.
Check out this hit!
I'm convinced that every boy, in his heart, would rather steal second base than an automobile. ~Tom Clark
He wrote "I love you" on the bottom.
Little Miss is sitting on her new "dirt bike". It's been interesting sharing her 4 wheeler with her big brother. She is really very good at sharing....E, not so much. He pretty much thinks he should get to ride it all the time and "it's no fair" that she has it....
ah...the look; I'm pretty sure I've given this same "look" to a few lucky people this week too
Yes, she wears a helmet when driving.
"Sharing is loving."
Maybe if I just repeat this quote in a calm, soothing voice, E will develop the overwhelming urge to share.
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The daffodils don't even have buds on them yet. Spring, where are you?
Awake, thou wintry earth -Fling off thy sadness!Fair vernal flowers, laugh forthYour ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"
The kids decorated (plastic?/melamine?) bowls for their ice cream. I found these for a $1.00 at the Christmas Tree Shop. On the bottom of each bowl, I wrote "Thank You".
It was such a great day outside, that we didn't even play any of the party games I spent hours preparing (thankfully, this is not the case) because the kids spent most of the time outdoors. I'm definitely a planner, but I do sometimes work best under pressure, so although I had some ideas for games floating around in my head, they didn't all come together until the day before, which worked out well, considering we didn't really play any of them.
But here's what I had planned:
For each game, the participants would all get a "scoop of ice cream", the winner would receive "2 scoops"
Each kid had a cone and would place each scoop onto the cone. At the end, the kids would get a quarter for each scoop of ice cream on their cones. But, since there weren't any games played, all the cones still looked like this at the end of the party.
Who can make the tallest stack of ice scream cones?
Scooping ice cream:
Wearing a blindfold, fill a bowl with scoops of ice cream (cotton balls), using a spoon.
We didn't have time for all the games, but we did:
enjoy the fun decorations,
eat cake (to see my other cupcake cakes, click on "cupcakes" under labels on the right sidebar),
make sundaes (but, I forgot the cherries...oh my gosh!),
hit the pinata (with such determination),
enjoy many laughs,
and spend time with our family and friends.
"Believe in today."
"Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don't miss it."
I'm linking up with Heather today at Life Made Lovely Mondays....
Come check it out!