Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day ideas

Kenny was a little hesitant about the idea of little green men running around his house the night of St. Patrick's Days so he came up with a spell to protect himself if necessary: "Be gone, leprechaun!". Luckily we only had nice leprechauns running around our house and he never had to put his spell to use.
The leprechauns left behind lots of yummy treats, even if they did play a few tricks on us first!
Those tricky leprechauns turned everything liquid in our house GREEN, left behind lots of little green footprints and even painted the kids nails green while they were snoozing away!
Kenny felt pretty cool wearing his leprechaun shirt around.
The leprechauns left lots of little pots of gold behind this year for the kids to find as they followed their footprints around the house.

Everything is just so much fun to celebrate when you have little kids around getting excited about it! 

Later that night we took the kids to see the new Dr. Seuss movie, The Lorax. We thought it was a cute little show and Kenny loved it. They definitely got the message this time around. When we walked out of the theater, Kenny turned to me and said, "I want to be the Lorax, I speak for the trees. Now, how do I go plant a tree?". At least it's a good message to teach them to love our trees!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
-Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

We love Dr. Seuss, we think he is number one. So we threw a funkaly party with cupcakes and fun. Green Eggs and Ham is Ken’s favorite to read, so that quickly became the party theme indeed.

After a fun day at school, Kenny came to take a look at the ‘Horton Hears a Who’ pop-up book.
He read and he read until he was finally full in the head. That Dr. Seuss has some real street cred, especially with the good stories before bed.

From an old book, the pictures I had to raid,
just to create the Green Eggs and Ham banners I made.

Kenny  got home from school, didn’t make a sound, until he assessed the decorations seeming to float all around.  “Wow mom!” Ken shouted with glee, “you really did a good job decorating for the party.”
No sniffles or snuffles or crying ensued, but a glad hearted boy saying nice things, not rude.
“Good job mom! Good job mom!” He makes it all worth it, you know that it’s true,
we did this all for him, and got an overwhelming “thank you!”

Kenny is so sweet and loves to read to Ellie, especially when rewarded with a big laugh from her belly.  
The children have learned when we are out and about, mama is a sucker so she’ll buy them each a book without a doubt.

“Look at me! 
Look at me! 
Look at me NOW! 
It is fun to have fun 
But you have to know how.” 
-Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat game was full of good fun that is funny. The only rule is to say “I can do that” to give you a run for your money.
I almost forgot to include these cute little cakes. Each was made with love for Ken’s class with fine sugary flakes. They were an instant hit, Ken was the talk of the school. That and Ken’s quick wit made him extra cool.

Kenny stood proud, awaiting the arrival of his guests. They were in for a real treat and would certainly be impressed. 

Lots of yummy treats would fill us to the max- just the right recipe to help us relax.
The chocolate covered Oreos were perfect as you see, it was like a little piece of heaven in my mouth just for me.
Please tell me you've tried one.
f you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”
-Dr. Seuss

"Do you like green eggs and ham?
Would you like them Here or There?"
Mama made a few eggs and colored them green, it wasn’t because she’s crazy or mean. 
We just love to party and make silly things.
I like green eggs and ham!
I do!! I like them, Sam-I-am!
And I will eat them here and there.
Say! I will eat them ANYWHERE!"
-Dr. Seuss

Some of our party balls hanging up high. These little balls were like bubbles floating in the sky.
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” 
-Dr. Seuss

Lots of silly d├ęcor made it fun for the kids to explore.
“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”
-Dr. Seuss

Ken with his buds, Alonso and Dylan. They had so much fun just pretending and chillin’.
They ran, 
with their parents in tow and finally sat down to eat Green Eggs and ham, as you know!

After dinner we went out to finish it right, with silly string in hand, the parents & boys shouting, “thanks for a fun night!”

"Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one."
-Dr. Seuss
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