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H’s birthday invitations

Woohoo, they’re here! Thank you to the wonderful and talented Sarah at CocoBlu Studio. I fell in love with her Rock and Roll invitations the first time I saw them and perfect for H who has loved every musical instrament he’s ever seen.

H's Birthday invitation

We bought the birthday pack which comes with invitations, thank you cards, and return address labels.
Thank you cards

I love everything about these. The invitations have the directions to our party on the back along with another picture of H, and on the inside of the thank you note there is a very light, watermark type, image of H holding a guitar. They’re beautiful.

I also went to Zazzle and had matching stickers and photo stamps made. Overboard? Yes, I admit it. But it sure is fun.

In other news, the other day we went to play at the place that we’re having H’s party. When I told H where we were going he got really excited, looked himself up and down, and said “Am I bigger?” It took me just a minute to realize he thought it was his birthday.


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Color mixing

More fun with eye droppers! I broke out the eye droppers and the food coloring again today for a little bit of color theory. H has been really interested in what colors you mix together to make other colors, so instead of answering the same question about what happens when you mix red and yellow together, I thought I’d let him experiment and find out himself. He really loved this activity and spend about an hour and half mixing colors together and excitedly announcing what colors he’d made.

Color mixing

The set up is simple, three bottles with food colored water in them, 4 small clear bowls for mixing new colors (one for each secondary colors and an extra one for experiments), a tiny spoon for mixing, a bucket for dumping out the mixed colors and a sponge for clean up. Oh and a white tray so that the true colors are easy to see.

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Birthday Crown

H’s birthday is coming up fast. I just finished up his birthday crown. He picked the colors, I picked the ribbon.

The last crown I made ended up growing some how during the cutting process, but this one stayed true to size. Thanks to SouleMama for the inspiration.

Next up birthday bunting in lime green, tourquoise, and chocolate brown.

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Eye Droppers

Our show has closed and we’re back at home full time. After a couple of days of laying around doing nothing we’re fully recuperated and itching for something new to do. Lately H has been wanting to write, but he’s been frustrated with his lack of control. Some fine motor activies might help out with that, so enter the eye dropper. Eye droppers require a lot of co-ordination and promote a great tri-pod grip.

H had a great time with this and spent about 30 mintues transfering water back and forth between the two shot glasses. I tinted the water with food coloring so that it was easier to see in the glasses and inside the eye dropper.

If y’all have any ideas for other fine motor activities, I’d love to hear them.

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Spray Art @ the park

Our MOMS Club had a water day at the park today and along with several water tables and a fleet of water toys we had a really fun art project.

spray art 3

We draped a couple of sheets over the railings and provided the kids with spray bottles filled with watered down tempera paint in several different colors and then just let them go. H had a great time with this. He spent the majority of the time painting the sheet (or other kids… gentle redirection was needed occasionally).

spray art 1

Adding dish soap to the mixture really helps with clean up. After we were done, we tossed the sheets into the wash and they came out clean and ready for next time. I’m sure we’ll be doing this a lot. The kids loved it.

spray art 2


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Spontaneous weekend

C and I are not great planners.  Well we’re fine with the long off plans, but when it gets down to the wire dealing with the tiny details is not either of our strong suits.  As a result we tend to just not plan things very often.  However if others want to plan things we will frequently commit to following the plans and that is how we ended up at the Global Wildlife Center this past weekend.

Global wildlife is a 900 acre wildlife refuge full of zebras, giraffes, bison, cattle, various types of deer, llamas, etc.  You can take an 1 1/2 tram ride through the park and feed all of the various critters.  Some will eat right out of your hands (llamas and giraffes), some will steal your feed cup and guzzle it down right as they walk away, and some you are warned repeatedly to not put your hands anywhere near them because they are really mean and they bite (zebras).  We had a great time, though H was annoyed that we wouldn’t let him off the tram to go and play on the playground… which was at the time surrounded by zebras.  We’re not sure why there was a play ground out in that part of the park, next time I’ll have to remember to ask.
Nose to Nose

However when the tour was over instead of turning around and coming home, we pointed the car in the other direction toward Baton Rouge and went off in search of lunch.  C’s reasoning was that we were already most of the way to Baton Rouge so we might as well eat there as go home and eat in one of the five restaurants we frequent.  Seemed reasonable, of course we got lost somewhat and it was about 4 pm before we found the restaurant we were looking for… which was next door to a Barnes and Noble.

H is obsessed with Barnes and Noble, he gets this happy gleam in his eye when he sees one, and since C and I love the book store probably as much as H does (C and I use to go there on dates when we were young and broke).  H requests the book store as soon as he sees and so after our lunch turned dinner we “relent” and go to Barnes and Noble.

Three hours later it is dark and rainy and neither of us want to drive home.  And in the driving around looking for the place we wanted to eat lunch we saw a sign for the LSU theatre production of Hair.  C knows I love this musical so he suggests we spend the night in BR and go to the matinee of Hair the next day.  So after another hour of driving around debating and checking at the box office to see if they have any tickets for tomorrow available (the box office was closed by the time we got there), we find a hotel and crash.

It turned out that Hair was sold out. Oh well, across the street was a 4-H exhibit. We saw lots of bugs, fish, and live stock. They had an incubater full of hatching eggs. H saw the baby chicks working their way out of the eggs and was upset. The “mama” hens were in another pen close by and H went over to the men who were in charge of that exhibit and told them that the mamas and babys were very sad because they wanted to be together. That’s my little AP baby.

Nearby there was a big pen full of baby chicks and H got to hold one. He kept whispering to it and nodding a lot. I think they were hatching a plan to reunite the babies with their mothers (ouch, I did not intend that pun).
baby chick

All in all a very good weekend.  I would have liked to have seen Hair again, but I was having second thoughts about bring my 3 year old along too.

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Overheard in the playroom

H says to Little C “but I don’t want to be the princess, they never get to do anything but lie there.”

Out of the mouths of babes.

Little C didn’t want to be the princess either, so now they’re both music conductors.

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