Thursday, April 24, 2014


I am dubbing this the week of the zombie! The little man is getting his molars and has been waking up in the middle of the night screaming like an idiot. I feel terrible for him but if I don't get some sleep soon there are going to be problems... Long work hours and no sleep have me feeling like a wreck so I tried to talk my mom into letting him sleep over for the first time. She caught on so no luck there

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Eggs

While Quinn was sick I needed some activities other than watching cartons 24/7 so I decided $5 dollar store paper mâché creations were just what the doctor ordered. This seemed like a really good idea, nothing like letting the toddler glue tissue paper to his face. Our first projects turned out great, a super cute Easter basket and a hat!

Unfourtantly my husband thought this was really cute too and amazed at my preschool level flare for art. The conversation went like this:

Will: that's really cool 
Me: yep 
Will: could you make two halfs and put them together to make a big egg??
Me: I can do one better I can make an egg in one piece!
Will: you should make a bunch and fill them for the kids
Me: ya that sounds like fun!

Do you see the problem here?? Well I started my little project. As all projects do it started out fine and then I got impatient with the drying process. I decided to put the little buggers in the oven on low. Dumbest moment of the season by far, totally forgot the science lesson that when air heats up it expands especially when in a balloon traped in a warm oven! The damd thing shredded and I got to start from scratch! I was up till 3am scrambling to get them ready in time for the Easter Bunny.

Well despit my stupidity they ended up turning out great and the kids really did love them.

so here is the how to make them part:

Water down school glue
Cut strips of tissue paper
Paint an area of the ballon with the goop
Stick paper on
paint goop over top, put more paper on in layers all over the balloon
Repeate a few hundred times  
If you want to fill the egg leave a hole that you will patch latter
Let it dry all the way
Pop the balloon
Fill with goodies
Patch the hole
Got crafty and put the kids names on them so they wouldn't fight over them.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cute and fluffy

We went to see the Easter Bunny today! I spent hours trolling FB and the web for the best bunny in town and finally decided on the mall bunny. I really thought it was going to be a rerun of the scary Santa visit so we talked about the bunny the whole way to the mall. By the time we got there I had him super stoked to see the cute giant bunny, and thoroughly petrified to let go of my hand because the "cute bunny" was at the big mall. To my surprise he behaved like the perfect child of my dreams! Well it turns out that he's lucky he decided to behave because that goofy right of passage cost me an arm and a leg!! To sit on the Easter  Bunny's lap for 10 seconds and a mediocre 4x6 photo cost me $22.00. Let's face it I got raped by the Bunny, totally bent over and took one for the "good parents team"....

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Super MOM!

This was a few weeks ago but so worth sharing. I was getting ready for work and putting on what I consider make up (powder foundation) and Quinn is standing in the bathroom doorway looking at me quite intently. He finally perked up and said "Mama Mama (my name only works when said twice) paint me face." You clearly cant say no to a request like that so I plopped his little butt up on the counter and proceeded to paint his face. He seemed pretty satisfied with having the make up brush plopped on his nose twice so I put him back down and he looked up at me and took his strong man pose put both arms out in front of him and screamed at the to of his lungs ZOOOOM ZOOOOOM and he took off like superman. This can mean only one thing my child thinks every morning I take my shower and put on my make up mask to go fight crime, clearly my child thinks I'm a super hero!!!