Princess turned 4 and boy what a party it was

022As you saw in my earlier post, Princess had a My Little Pony party, and it was a lot of fun to get ready.

 

Everyone had fun coloring their pony homes, which I neglected to mention make up into a bag.

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All of the kids had a blast playing outside for a while after they found their ponies (or cowboys and Indians for the boys).

 

Well, all that is except Princess.

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Who for some unknown reason decided to sit there and pout.  Really, she had all of her favorite people there and she decided to pout.

 

 

 

 

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We ate pizza, opened presents, ate cake.  All in all it was a wonderful birthday party.

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How to host a My Little Pony Party

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1.  Create a way too cute pony cake.

 

2.  Buy everyone a couple of ponies from the dollar store (score when you find little ponies that are 2 for $1, now you have Mommy and Baby).

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3.  Cut out 18 inch squares of canvas using pinking shears (so it won’t fray).  Cut slits all around and string ribbon through the slits.  Have kids color their “pony house” as they arrive so the ponies they’re about to get will have a home.

 

0254.    Send the mob of little kids out to find their ponies.  One Mommy and baby pony for each kid.

 

 

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5.  Create a way too cute house full of My Little Ponies bought off Craigslist and ebay for your Pony crazy little girl.

Thanks to Jackie over at Blessings Overflowing for sharing her version and the link to the tutorial.  I enlarged the pattern slightly to make it big enough to fit the ponies.  It’s overwhelmingly pink, but it’s been carried around nonstop stuffed full of stuff since she got it.

 

Now, I’m trying to think if I feel up to making one for each of the boys……..

 

Stay tuned later today for how the party actually went.

I’m going to link this up to Show and Tell.

A great way to spend an icky morning

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First you pop some popcorn on the stove.
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Then you very carefully pour the melted butter on and mix that in.

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Then enjoy a leisurely morning of schoolwork in our pajamas.  I personally like Superman’s drawing of Wolverine (that guy with claws, whose costume has been added to the growing list of costumes I’ve been asked to make).

Science Sunday: Insect records

 

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We’ve slowly been working our way through insects because I wanted to be able to do butterflies much earlier this year, leading us to follow our science book backwards, but I digress.

Princess discovered about 4 or 5 lessons worth of life cycle printables I’d discovered and printed off.  Mostly for insects we hadn’t discussed yet, but a few for ones we had discussed.

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She was super excited about them and proceeded to cut it out and put the whole thing together with a little help from me.  Since it all follows the same life cycle (egg, larva, pupa, adult), she mostly got them put together on her own, with only a little help.

Now, it’s not cut out quite as prettily as the ones I did by myself, but I’m much prouder of these.  Because my THREE YEAR old did it all by herself.

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Doesn’t that make your mommy heart sing?

I know it does mine.

For those who are interested, here’s links to where I found these.

General list of insect resources
honeybee
butterfly
dragonfly
firefly
grasshopper
termite (who my boys really liked because the boys actually got to live in the colony)
ladybug (Princess’ favorite one)

Admittedly a lot of those you can find on your own just by following the chain of links once you start on the first one, but it’s handy sometimes to have it all listed together somewhere.

Thankfulness list something to something

I don’t remember what number I’m on, but I’ll make it short and simple

 

I’m thankful for my wonderful family and for how they love on each other at difficult times.  And I’m a rather inclusive person when it comes to the definition of family, and there are several people I would consider family that are not biologically related to me.

 

 

And to my many many wonderful friends out there in blogland:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

Now, I’m off to bed, and hopefully I get to sleep quickly.  Tomorrow is going to be a busy day, followed by several more busy days………

Thankfulness list 31-???????

31.  The fact that Princess really wants to be a superhero.

 

32.  That Princess wants to be a Mommy when she grows up.

 

33.  Batman really truly believes he can grow up to be Ironman.

 

34.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer-  which I am watching right now thanks to Netflix.

 

35.  Netflix- it is awesome and I get to watch so much fun stuff.

 

36.  Being a nightowl.  This is also not good because I stay up way too late.

 

37.  my puppy.  he’s cute

 

38.  Chuy’s- I love that restaurant

 

39.  I’m so incredibly thankful for my small group.  They’re incredibly awesome.

 

40.  My brother and sister-in-law who are keeping the kids tonight.

 

41.  sleep, you know the thing I”m not getting right now.

 

42.  Harry Potter

 

43.  I could list a lot of book series, so maybe I’ll be lazy and say books, I like books.

 

44.  mice, I think they’re cute.

 

45.  my van, I like my car.  I didn’t want a van, but I like it now.

 

46.  Tara, she’s been there for so much

 

47.  horses, they’re pretty

 

48.  animals.  animals are good.  I need sleep, so maybe I’ll stop here