Sunday, May 6, 2012

Chalk Board Wall!

 We put up a wall in our basement making our playroom much smaller but also creating a new bedroom.  We decided to paint this new wall with both magnetic and chalkboard paint.  It was a very smelly task but sure looks good now that it is finished!
 The first words on their new wall - all three of them wrote their names!!

Ivory Soap Experiment!

 We put a bar of Ivory soap in the microwave and watched it grow, and grow, and grow!
 Once it was finished and cooled down, my son snuck off to his room with it and this is what I found when I went into his room! 
I guess scooby is looking for a clue in the mountain of soap!  I must say it did make his room smell nice too!!!:0)

Glow in the Dark Bath!!

                  Who knew glow sticks in the bath tub could be so much fun!
                              I picked up glow sticks from the dollar store!
                                          We will definitely do this again!

St.Patrick's Day 2012

My niece Kendra was down this year!  My pictures loaded backwards so this was towards the end of the day.  I am now officially addicted to Pinterest  and I got many of my ideas from there.  
Here we are having balloon leprechaun races!!

Abby getting ready for her race!

I tied string to two chairs.  We taped pictures of a leprechaun to straws.  Blew up a balloon but did not tie it.  With one hand hold the string.  With the other hand hold the balloon (that gets taped to the straw).  On go let go of ONLY the balloon and see who wins the race!!!

Kendra and Emma getting ready!  They all loved it so much that I did it again for Jesse's birthday!

This was the finish line - a rainbow made out of streamers and a pot of gold!  
I did see more creative ideas on the internet, but I was a little short of time! 

 I let each of the kids pick out a colouring page of a leprechaun that they wanted.  They each coloured their own for the races!!

 It would not be St. Patrick's Day without rainbow pancakes!!  Yummy!!


I also made rainbow fruit to add a little something healthy to their lunch!  Rainbow cookies and mini marshmallows were desert!!!

Cinnamon buns for breakfast with green icing and green milk.  Green grapes and green apples too!!

This is what the leprechaun left behind that the kids found at the end of their treasure hunt!
They sure are lucky today!! 

This was another treasure hunt that I found on pinterest.  The cloud was the first clue and each colour of the rainbow is another clue!

Here they are piecing together the rainbow and trying to figure it all out!!

Abby is checking her leprechaun trap to see if she has caught anything.  Sneaky little guy got away again this year!!!;0)

Here they are looking at Jesse's trap.  Instead of a leprechaun there is a note left behind!!!

     This picture was taken the night before St. Patrick's Day.  Jesse made his leprechaun trap from the game mouse trap!!

Abby covered a basket in green and some rainbow streamers.  She put some gold coins under it to lure the leprechaun in!

Emma tried to catch the leprechaun using her safe.  She thought he might like the idea of finding lots of gold inside!!  No such luck this year!!

This was also the night before.  A leprechaun left each of the children a small bag of magic beans that they had to plant in the garden.  The following morning rainbow lollipops had grown from those special beans!!!!

Here is a picture of the magic beans they were planting!!

A note and magic beans that were left on our front door by the leprechaun!!

Each of the kids made a paper leprechaun holding a sign.  They got to finish the sentence themselves.  

This is a close up of Jesse's - melt. my. heart!! 

Jesse's leprechaun at age 5!

Abby's at age 7.  She wrote:  "I feel lucky when I am with my whole family"
So adorable!!! 

Emma is 9 years old.  She wrote:  I feel lucky when I am around my parents!  Very sweet, but we will have to show this to her again when she is a teenager and is embarrassed to be around her parents!!!! 

I feel so lucky to have three amazing children who I love to the end of the earth!!  We are so blessed to have healthy happy children!!  I am trying to treasure every moment - it goes by way too quickly!
                                We hope everyone else had a great St. Patrick's Day too!!!!