Sending 70 Kisses!

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I couldn’t package up all the kisses we had for my MOM on her BIG birthday.

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So a kissy face picture…

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…and 70 kisses in the mail instead.

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  It was so easy to come up words to describe her.  We could have easily written seventy thousand nice traits  and that still wouldn’t be enough.

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Mom,

You are the most 

kindhearted, generous, understanding, wise,

compassionate, joyful, inspirational, witty, smart person I know. 

Thank you for teaching me how to be a loving mother.  Thank you for teaching me how serve and love all of God’s kids with gratitude.  Thank you for teaching me how to love myself.  Thank you for every beautiful lesson you’ve ever given me that has molded me into the woman I am today.

You are my hero and my best friend!  

I love you.

(I’d write more but my mom gets mad at me when I stay up ’til wee hours of the morning working on a blog post! hehehe!)

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H. A. N. D. (our secret code!)

Happy 70th Birthday MOM!!!!!

xoxoxoxoxo

Fall Chalk Board

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“Fall has always been my favorite season.

The time when everything bursts with its last beauty,

as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” 

Lauren Destefano

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May God bless and keep you as we welcome this new season!

Happy First Day of FALL!

xoxoxoxo!!

 

Tooth Fairy Time!

Ohhhhh you should have heart the shrieks at the dinner table last night!

Emerson lost her VERY FIRST TOOTH!  Before bed she informed me that she was going to wake up in the middle of the night to see what the tooth fairy left her!

DSC_4696Her joy and enthusiasm just melts my heart. I was just as excited to whip her up something special as she was to lose her tooth.  I left all her goodies on top of her dollie bed.

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The Tooth Fairy Left:

 1.  A brand new toothbrush

2.  An official receipt

3.  A fabric lined glassine bag to hold the $!

4.  Fairy (dental) floss and tiny treasures

5.  A Teeny Tiny Letter (copy of my handwritten letter reduced by 75%)

6.  Fairy Dust (glitter & confetti)

xoxoxoxoxo!

P.S. Mom don’t freak out! I’ll post a picture of her toothless grin soon!  :)

 

 

Artwork Gifts

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First we paint with pastels and make a big mess.

Next we collect and paint acorns and sticks from the park.

Then we wrap our treasures with a small note-pad.

Now we can seal them with a prayer and give ‘em away!

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xoxoxoxo!

 

 

Robots! Robots!

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The Birthday Boy!

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Since we had both boys and girls and a variety of ages we planned lots of different activities!

Build-A-Bot:  Craft

Robot Race:  Two teams.  Tin foil.  Race to see who can make the most creative robot attire!

Bot Ball:  Baseball for the “robots”!

Pin the Dial on the Bot:  Like Pin the Tail on the Donkey with a twist.  Instead of a blindfold the kids used a “robot head” so they couldn’t see.

Punch a Prize Robot:  This was a big hit!  Instead of a pinata, we made a punch box from a cardboard box.  (idea via Pinterest!)  Blindfolded guests got to PUNCH for a PRIZE!

Robot Bounce:  Trampoline decorated for bots.  We ran out of time for this one!

Robot Trading Cards:  Make a card.  Leave a card.

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Party aftermath!

xoxoxoxoxo!!!

Dance Painting

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Getting Ready!

Once the music starts it’s time to MAKE ART!

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With each song we added a new color and a new dance move!

That’s some colorful break dancing, isn’t it!?

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 “It’s the beautiful, messy, wild life experiences that I want to give my children.”  Rebecca Barry

It sure is!!!

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Bubble bath, anyone!?

xoxoxoxoxo!

Art time!

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xoxoxoxo!!!!

Paintin’ with Pretties

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Frankie is really getting into our artful adventures.  Her enthusiasm makes for crazy and messy moments!

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 I just love these dainty little paintbrushes.

copyright-katherine-marie-050113cHAPPY MAY DAY!

May all the bright and beautiful blessings of spring make you smile!!

xoxoxoxoxo!