Monday, June 10, 2013

Fathers Day Gift for Grandpa

My sister-in-law just did the CUTEST project for our father-in-law for Fathers' Day. She had an 8x10 canvas and cut out a heart from cardstock, taping the cardstock over the canvas. She assigned each of the grandkids a color from the ink pad. The grandkids filled the inside of the heart with 20 fingerprints each. Then, at the bottom of the canvas, she had the kids put one of their fingerprints with their assigned color and write their name next to it. The idea was inspired by a gift done in her son's preschool class for the teachers for an end of the year gift. I just love how it turned out.
This is the canvas with the cardstock taped over it.
Here's an example of a project done as
an end of the year teacher gift.
Here is our finished product for Grandpa!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Pool Parties

My daughter waited until the last minute to give her input on her 6th birthday party. We begged her to make up her mind. Would you like to go bowling? To the beach? To the trampoline place? No. No. No. Her birthday was soon upon us and I needed to get on with the rest of our lives. So, I suggested to my husband that we take matters into our own hands. If we beat her to the punch and plan a surprise party for her, we no longer have to wait for her to make up her mind. We planned it a week early so that it would catch her off guard. An evite alerted all parents that this was a surprise so please keep a secret from the invites if they can't keep it quiet, or let them know to not tell the guest of honor.
The party was a huge hit. Her friends loved hiding and yelling "Surprise!"