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!

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Love & Cupcakes in Chicago

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 Last weekend Amanda from Oh My Little Dears & I had a girls weekend in Chicago! We had fun visiting all the traditional touristy spots, but the very best part was Sprinkles Cupcakes, brunch with A Pretty Cool Life and spreading a little love with some acts-of-kindness!

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Smile for the Camera!  Would you take a picture if you saw this sign?!  I sure WOULD!

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Iphone Pics:  1. Cupcake ATM   2.  You’d be amazed how many people passed over the two dollar bills we left on the sidewalk!  3.  We left chalk for folks to pretty up their street with.  These were the first two girls to stop and start drawing!   4.  Kindness Kits!  Chocolate bars for city workers and goodie bags for anyone that needed a smile.   5.  You can even get “frosting shots” at Sprinkles.  These are their sinfully delish cupcakes.   6.  Disposable Camera Installation   7.  Amanda!  Yes, she is just as kind, creative and brilliant as she is on her blog and IG!     8.  Chalk-for-you spot   9.  Me. Dorky.  Jumping!

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We decorated this disposable camera with glittery & oh Hello Friend tape and then left it for people on the street to find.  Unfortunately we got lost and couldn’t find our way back to the camera to pick it up at the end of the day.  I was so bummed that we missed all the pictures that people took.  If you are in Lincoln Park and happen to come upon this camera let me know what’s on it!  I think the kids and I are going to set up some  “camera installations” around here before summer ends.

Wishing you lots of love and cupcakes today!

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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!?

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Capturing Summer

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Treasures at the Park

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Happy Feet

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Board Games by Flash Light

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Carefree Bliss

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Sleep-Over-Camp-Out

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Foot Soak in the Kiddie Pool!

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Letter Writing Kit

Mason went to church camp for an entire week last month!  I tucked this “writing-kit” into his suitcase so he would have easy access to his journal and letter writing supplies.  It has little spots for secret notes, stickers, addresses and postage stamps too.  He wrote us THREE letters… which I of course, will always treasure immensely.

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Picnicking

Hope your are enjoying a JOY filled summer!!

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4th!

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Hope you had a fun and festive 4th!!!!

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Pirate Dinner Party

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Cannon Ball Bags (doughnut holes!) Pirate goodie bag idea via pinterest.

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Some of arrrrr favorite swashbucklers in the whole entire world!!!

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