Sunday, January 25, 2009

Olivia's Littlest Pet Shop Party

Olivia has played with Littlest Pet Shops for about 3 years now. When she came up with the idea for her birthday party, I wasn't very excited. Then I started looking online and found some really neat ideas, especially at Alanna's Antics.

When the kids arrived they picked out a pet necklace and ribbon. They wore this the rest of the party. I had LPS pictures for them to color while waiting for everyone to arrive. Then we played an assortment of games, all animal style: Simon says, animal charades, and animal relay races.

Then the kids sat at the table together. Olivia explained they would be adopting a pet that day, but they had to "rescue" the pet first. Everyone received the pet that matched the pet on their necklace. But, the pets were frozen and had to be rescued. Each kid used a medicine dropper to drop warm water on their pet. This was neat to see and took a little while.

While the pets dried off, the kids received Chinese take-out boxes to make a house for their new pet. They decorated them with stickers and markers. We then had cake and ice cream. Olivia opened her presents.

The kids ran around and played a little while. I was able to set up the pet food buffet - bug graham crackers, gummy worms, yogos, goldfish crackers, and sweet tart bones. They filled a baggy with treats to feed their pet later. They also got a decorated Pet Shop notepad to take home. These were really easy to make with wrapping paper and mod-podge.

It turned out to be a fun party. I was actually able to keep the kids busy most of the time (except maybe Daniel). Now we've got a Thomas the Train party to plan for March!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

My baby keeps getting bigger!

Time passes by so fast. We can't hardly believe that this little girl turns 6 today! This is a picture of her telling everyone she is "1". Seems like my baby should still be that size instead of going to kindergarten.

Tip: Hide birthday presents so that your kids don't find them in the middle of the night. Then they will be up since 3:30 am wanting to open presents! They can run on adrenaline, while you have to muddle through the day!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Aunt Paige and (Belated) Uncle Steven

Birthday hugs and kisses to you! We miss you and hope to see you soon!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Pepaw and Elvis!

We miss you, Pepaw! We wish you were here to give you hugs and kisses.
We hope you like your gift. love, us

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

An Afternoon at the Sanders' Farm

Thanks to the Sanders Family for hosting a fun BBQ potluck this weekend. We had fun visiting, exploring the farm and watching the kids get dirty!Olivia rode her first horse - thanks to Kathryn.
Daniel found a pond to throw rocks into - every little boy's dream!

Thanks again and we look forward to meeting the new little foal!