Saturday, April 30, 2011

11 Months

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It’s hard to believe that in one month we will be celebrating Stella’s first birthday! Time flies when you’re having fun for sure! Little Miss is learning new things everyday. She likes to climb and go everywhere that she is not supposed to go, always looking over her shoulder to make sure we’re watching. She says a few words too, like momma, dada, uh-oh, and aye, yi, yi! Poppy even swears he heard her say I Love You! I know, she’s a genius! Winking smile She hasn’t started walking on her own yet, but she is so close! That’s when the real fun will begin!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Family and Community Night

Last night was Family and Community Night at Felicia’s school. She is always so excited to share some of the things she is learning, so I thought I would share a few pictures from the event.

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She made sure we saw everything…twice! Watering the plants each time around! It was a good time.  She is very proud of the work she has done and we are too!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Exploring The Outdoors

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Wow, look at the pretty pictures! We don’t have these on the inside!032

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Homemade Sidewalk Paint

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My girls love to paint on anything they can and that includes the sidewalks surrounding our house. The recipe for this paint couldn’t be simpler: 1/4 cup cornstarch mixed with 1/4 cup of water and some food coloring. Super simple and tons of fun!
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When the paint dries it looks just like it would if it was drawn with sidewalk chalk and it washes away with water!
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring Break

Saturday Afternoon Egg Hunt
Friday afternoon the girls and I headed to the church to dye eggs for the big Easter egg hunt we were having on Saturday. I do believe they had just as much fun dyeing the eggs as they did hunting them the next day. We were very lucky that the rain held off on Saturday and the hunt was a big success.
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God Bless Stella
Easter Sunday was a little extra special for the Adams’ family this year. It was the day of Stella’s baptism! After church, we gathered for a delicious lunch with way too many desserts and then, we had a slightly soggy egg hunt, but the kids didn’t mind! Winking smile
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Stella’s First Popsicle
Today was our last day of Spring break and mother nature definitely saved the best for last. It was warm and summerlike and the perfect day for popsicles on the front porch.
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Sadly, Spring Break Is Over
Yes, it’s true, Spring break is coming to an end, but after today, we are definitely looking forward to  summer break!
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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!!!

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Wishing you a very Happy Easter! May all your eggs be prize eggs!

God Bless!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tissue Paper Egg Dyeing

There are so many different ways to dye eggs for Easter and we are going to do a few of them. Today we covered eggs with tissue paper to dye them. It was a fun alternative to traditional egg dyes.
You will need: Eggs, tissue paper, and water.
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1. Dip pieces of tissue paper in water and begin covering the egg.
2. Continue until the entire egg is covered.
3. I used a paper towel roll cut into rings to hold the eggs while they dried.
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4. When completely dry, peel the tissue paper off.
We had a lot of fun using this technique, and although our fingers were slightly colored after we were done there was a lot less mess than dyeing eggs the traditional way. Try it and enjoy!

FYI: Not all tissue paper will work for this. Stay away from the tissue paper you find in the gift wrapping section. The color will not transfer. Instead, look for "bleeding tissue paper".


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Monday, April 18, 2011

Candy Making Day

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Yesterday was candy making day for our annual Easter Egg hunt at Church. Each year, the kids gather together to create their chocolate treasures and boy, do the mean business!
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Apparently there is no such thing as “too much chocolate” when Felicia is filling the molds.

We’ve determined that aprons are absolutely necessary…
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..and “binkies” come in handy too. Especially when the temptation of licking chocolaty fingers is pretty hard to resist.
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I guess we’ll call it a success! The candy making was completed and the kitchen returned to its normal, non-chocolate covered way. Our next adventure…egg dyeing later this week! We can’t wait! Winking smile
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Paper Plate Earth

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For this activity, you will need a paper plate and some green and blue paint.

1. Paint the paper plate with the blue paint.
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2. Using your child's hand dipped in green paint, make the "land".
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3. There you have it! Our Earth!DSC01524
Originally posted on Just For Fun.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Oops, I Did It Again!

I know I said last week that I was going to be getting back in the swing of things, but I honestly have been even more busy than usual. Not that I’m complaining, because I would rather be busy with my family chaos than doing anything else! :) We’ll be doing some Easter crafting starting on Monday so I will have a few fun things to share.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Exactly How Would A Government Shutdown Affect Military Families?

My friend Jeannie can tell you! Please read her post about life in a government shutdown as a military family. I find the whole situation appalling! Check it out here.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Paper Plate Umbrella

They say April showers bring May flowers, right? Well I sure hope so because we have definitely had our share of showers the past two days. So, to honor our spring showers, we made our very own paper plate umbrellas!
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First, color a paper plate any way that you like and then cut it in half.
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After it’s cut in half, cut a slit in each piece and fit the two halves together.
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Next you need to add a handle made from construction paper.
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Hang a few raindrops from your umbrella and add a string to hang it up.
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