Valentine’s Day Plans

For the past two years we’ve attended our church’s V-day dance but this year we decided Valentine’s day is going to be a family event. We’re going to have fun food and a DANCE PARTY at home! I’m working on a cd of songs right now – and I’m sure we’ll play some Just Dance on the Kinect. :)

I plan on making Pizza Chicken and Pizza Fondue along with Chocolate SoyButter Truffles.

We’re going to have a blast! The kids have no idea and I can’t wait to see their faces!

2012 Elf Plan

Turn everyone shoes into superhero shoes
Magic Elf Seeds
Type /write an amazing letter of all the wonderful qualities your Elf has witnessed of your child!
Sew on sewing machine
Cover a room with Post-it notes on EVERY wall
Cut out toy pictures from toy catalog
Try on mom’s jewelry
Create a scavenger hunt for the kids with clues leading to mischief
Turn all the kitchen chairs backwards
Fill room with lots of balloons or hang them from ceiling
Create a mask & cape out of paper/cloth – Super Elf! Perhaps he can be hanging from the ceiling by fishing line.

Easter Basket Planning

Last year I did a Resurrection basket and it was fun but since we’re doing Resurrection Eggs this year I wanted to do something different for the baskets. But I still don’t want a ton of sugar or junk toys all over the house so thanks to Pinterest I’ve come up with some great ideas. I’ll be back with pics once I get it all made. ;)

Day of Crafts

The kids and I had some fun with crafts today!

Snowman handprint bulbs – this one is R3’s

then we made this cool “snowflake” for the tree.

We also made a bunch of snowflakes from coffee filters – R2 seems to have a knack!

Then the girls painted shiny pictures with condensed milk colored with food color. I’ll have to get some pics.

2011 Elf Ideas

I’m making a list so I can check them off instead of searching for another idea each night!

trapeze from fan
marshmallow fight behind lego walls
Lipstick on mirror message
take pictures of each other
Listen to child’s ipod
make superhero wingsfor all our shoes
Plant magic seeds with directions to water once a day. On 3rd day something will grow. Secretly plant lollipops on 3rd day.
Type /write an amazing letter of all the wonderful qualities your Elf has witnessed of your child!!!!!!!!
elves write Christmas lists
Create a scavenger hunt for the kids with clues leading to mischief
small gift left for each child
Fill room with lots of balloons or hang them from ceiling
ask child to finish Elf’s half written story making it as silly and creative as possible
sit on top of folded laundry
hide in snow boots or coat pockets
do interesting things with candy canes – hang everywhere
play tic-tac-toe on the bathroom mirror with lipstick or spray snow
hide in random places (lamp, picture on wall, pantry, microwave)

Done:

joyride in Barbie’s car
try to eat ice cream
marshmallow bath
sleep in the dollhouse
read books
one taking pics of the other with my keychain camera
red dot on nose, note to look in mirror
fish in the betta tank
playing a board game with other toys
Switch cars and elves with Seester!!!
TP or Mr. Fox’s undies on the tree