Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Abby's Birthday Party

Abby had her birthday party on Monday, February 19th since it was a day off from school for President's Day. She had 10 friends who were able to make it and she chose to have a "Beauty & the Beast" theme for the party.

I found these cute mirrors from the dollar store and some chocolate roses that were clearanced out after Valentine's Day that made some fun handouts.

The house was all decked out in red and gold for the big event. 



 We started off with a painting project, watched parts of the live-action "Beauty & the Beast" movie and then just let the girls play for a while which was the best part of the afternoon for all of them.

When they got hungry, we had a bunch of themed food for them to eat including,

"Cogsworth' Carrots n' More"...

"Maurice's Many Fruits"...

"Chip's Chips"...

 "Belle's Brownies"...

"Enchanted Rose Cupcakes"...

 "Plumette's Pink Lemonade" and "Lumiere's Lemonade"...

I was bad and didn't get a single picture of all the girls at the party. I guess I was just too busy with everything else going on. Here is what Abby received from her party friends though. She had requested donations for the Humane Society rather than gifts from herself and her friends supplied so many wonderful gifts for some needy animals. 
It was a fun party and Abby had a blast being with so many of her friends from school, the neighborhood and church!



Sunday, February 18, 2018

Little Reader

We came home from running errands one day and I turned around to this little scene...

 Maylie had perched herself up on the couch and was reading a chapter book. Like that was a completely normal thing for a 3-year-old to do!!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Bubble Fun

Another Saturday morning activity at the Discovery Station. Abby opted to stay at home for this one but the other three kids were excited to go and learn about bubbles. They made their own bubble solution and made their own wands from pipe cleaners.




Afterwards it was time for a fun building session. Nolan and Jason worked on this fun house together...

Landon made the Eiffel Tower...

Of course Maylie could not be left out so she quickly came up with her own block creation so that she could get her picture taken too!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

100th Day of School

Tuesday, February 13th was the 100th day of school. Nolan came home sporting this pretty cool hat complete with 100 dots on it. Only 80 more days left of first grade for this little one!!

Maylie had to have a picture taken too, showing off her scrumptious ice cream cone in the middle of winter. We are a family of ice cream lovers no matter the season!!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Picture Girl

This girl is always asking me to take her picture. Today she told me to "take a picture of me texting my friends!" She loves this old phone of ours and thinks she is pretty hot stuff with it even though it has no battery so can't even turn on!!

Smoothie Aftermath

We had smoothies for dinner one night as requested by the kids and this was the end result.

Nolan ended up with quite the purple mustache...

And we finally convinced Maylie to use a napkin to wipe her mouth off rather than her dress!!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Night at the Opera

Abby and Jason went on a little daddy-daughter date to the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's presentation of the opera Puccini's "Tosca." They even had box seats!
I am not a huge fan of the symphony but Jason is the treasurer for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra so I am glad he has another person he can take to these concerts in my place!