Thursday, August 25, 2011

All About It...

This girl was born to move...We've had to add a disclaimer lately when we are out in public or just at home with company and Mia starts dancing. This cheeky lil sassy pants can move like nobodys business. She's made it clear that she will NOT choose between ballet and tumbling, so she's doing both. It's gonna be a fun year!
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Color Them Happy

I bought two of these lil Crayola octopuses for .50 at a garage sale and the lady there said if you go to Wal Mart they sell the Crayola color fizz tablets that you can put in their mouth and the water will change colors. This was the best .50 I've ever spent, these kids went nuts when they saw the water changing color! It doesn't stain and is unscented, I thought they were excited for tubbies before, now it's like a race to get to tubbies every night.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Last Days of Summer...

+ this

= A super fun FHE
I got this Family night jar at the DI in Utah and it's filled with wonderful questions about testimonies, the gospel, scriptures, family dynamics, and kids opinions about all of that. It was so fun to listen to their comments and responses to those questions. Plus it let us switch things up a bit.
You can tell Bash is really interested in Mia's testimony
Driving Mr. Beckham

Sidewalk Chalk...
Oh this project was super fun and way easy to make. It's equal parts corn starch and water and then add food coloring of your choice, then use your muscles to mix well and poof, you've got yourselves homemade sidewalk chalk/paint. These kids went to town with it and the good part is it washes off so easy.

Trying to get in lots of pool time is these last days of summer

Fun with cupcakes

Meet the teacher night

I made this wreath for Bash's and Mia's teachers... Total cost for both wreaths...uhh .70 cents each. I know it's awesome...It took me all of five minutes to cover the foam wreath (9" from dollar tree cut in half for each teacher) with scrap polka dot material then glue gun the crayons and add twine to hang and to string the name tag. I filled it in at the school. She loved it and put it on her door immediately, hey brownie points for Bash.

If it were up to her she'd a made the whole thing green (her favorite color) or "greem" as she calls it

Monday, August 8, 2011

Utah vacation Part I-SLC, Utah

Ok Utah was absolutely nothing like I expected... with that said, it was way COOLER! I swoon Utah...the shopping (hello modest clothing all over), the restaurants, the Deseret Book Store, and yes, I finally can say "I got it at the DI". I would move there in a heartbeat... as a matter of fact I think we're gonna make good on an invite from Aunt Elaine to spend Christmas there. She had me at snowmobiling, skiing, sledding and shopping.
awaiting departure
sister missionaries at Temple square giving the kids an acoustic demonstration at the tabernacle
John: Who is that Mia
Mia: Jesus
John: Doesn't he look nice?
Mia: Yeah, like a princess
Now the reason that I love and will never forget this dialogue is because a "princess" in my 2 yr. old daughters eyes is just about the most beautiful thing on this earth and that is the only way she knew how to describe how the statue of Christ looked to her.