Friday, May 15, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Week

Well, we have had some sort of yucky germs floating around here this week. NO - it isn't the swine flu. For Pete's Sake! So, the girls have not been to school much this week. But, we did manage to put together a little crafty goodness for the girls' teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week.

The best part about the gift is that it is a creative, inexpensive expression of how much we appreciate the girls' teachers, and one that the girls could participate in creating.

Ingredients: wooden frames from Ikea. $1.99 (I think - I have had them for awhile). Box of crayons ($4.99 for 64 - we had lots of leftover!), cardstock, computer and printer.

I fed the cardstock into the printer and played around in microsoft picture it until I found the font I wanted to use - Mr. Giggles - I use that font for lots of things. I just love it!

Once I printed it out, I used a bread knife and cutting board to cut the crayons. The girls picked the colors they wanted to use and chose what order they should go in. Then, I hot-glued the crayons to the cardstock to shape the letters. Insterted the cardstock into the frame (removing plastic from front of frame) and I was done!

I wish I remembered where the idea originally came from. I just know that I read about it on the Tip Junkie Blog.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Daddy Daughter Dance

One of the girl scout troops in our area hosted a Daddy Daughter Dance with a Hawaiian theme. Georgia and her Daddy were able to attend with her favorite neighborhood friends, Sophie, and Andie. The Dads and Daughters carpooled to the dance together.

They had such a great time!

There were crafts, refreshments, temporary tattoos, face painting, and of course, dancing. There were even door prizes. Georgia won a set of 6 drawing and painting lessons and a jewelry box. She was very excited. Chris was a little bummed that they didn't win the Wii Guitar Hero prize!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Student of the Week


Georgia was awarded student of the week a few weeks ago...

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Sunday, May 3, 2009

I've got a ticket to ride...

A few weeks ago, we took the girls to a local park that has a railroad exhibit and they had a blast!

Friday, May 1, 2009

bloggy goodness

Some fabulousness I have found on the web...

I think these coloring books from Rosie Flo are amazing!

This recipe is to-die-for! I baked them and I can't describe how scrumptious they were! The name says it all - they are called "Puddles of Yum". The Sunday Baker's blog is filled with lots of other recipes that I can't wait to try too!

I think this is a great wreath idea. I am always interested in something low-cost (since I have double front doors) and something non-holiday so I don't have my neighbors teasing me about my Easter wreath still being up in May. (You'll be happy to know they came down today, with one day to spare!) Check out Kimba's blog for lots of other loveliness too!