Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patty's Day Fun

Here are a few things that we have been doing in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

I made Alex a green St. Patrick themed sensory bin.

I had everything on hand. A lot of it is left over from last years bin So what's inside?
Dried green split peas
Some snakes
Some craft foam rainbow colored strips
craft foam shamrocks
yellow jewels
some painted gold stones 
A green funky gift bow
Lacing beads and string
Green spoons
Green and yellow interlocking stars

I also made him some rainbow play dough. I used the recipe I found via Counting Coconuts' blog. It's so easy and turns out great every time!!I found these perfect containers at the Dollar Tree for storing the play dough, a package of 6 for $1!

We will be traveling on St. Patrick's day so I made Alex a early St. Patrick's themed lunch.
Its a PB&J sandwich cut into a circle for the leprechaun's face, the eyes are marshmallow and mini m&m's, the rosy cheeks are a freeze dried yogurt bites. His beard is cheddar cheese and his hat is a green apple. I also included a small amount of Lucky Charms cereal, 3 gold chocolate coins and a glass of green milk. I was inspired by Meet the Dubiens lunch although hers was healthier.

Alex made a some fun St. Patty's themed things at preschool too.  A silly shamrock guy.
And a shamrock crown.
Of course have been reading a few fun themed books too.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday today I made Alex a Seuss themed lunch.
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The Lorax is a round piece of bread with shredded cheddar cheese, turkey eyes and some mini M&M's for pupils and a nose. Some rainbow Goldfish crackers for One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Green Eggs and Ham was really just turkey with some green food coloring painted on it. Some apples slices from Ten Apples Up on Top

To drink I made some of Yink's Pink Ink, from Wet Pet, Dry Pet, Your Pet, My Pet. It was milk with one drop of red food coloring.  

For dessert I made a marshmallow pop that I created from inspiration from here and here. I used a rolling pin to flatten one marshmallow for the bottom piece of the hat and then cut 3 marshmallows in half, 3 halfs I dunked in water and coated with red colored sugar. The other 3 halves I left plain, and I had one extra half. I arranged them all on a kabob stick to create The Cat in the Hat shape. Alex thought it was yummy!

Alex did some activities at preschool that were Dr. Seuss related and of course we read some Suess books.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Arrr... Matey

My baby boy officially turned four. We just had a small family party and took him to the Museum of Science, Boston (see previous post). It was a really nice weekend. He really wanted a pirate party so that is what I put together.

Pirate carrot cake cupcakes
So excited

He got a little help from Daddy to blow out his candles

Opening gifts

Mommy and her baby :)