Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hey There!

Ahh, February 21st, yes, that was awhile ago. Did I mention we got a bounce house? As you can imagine, the kids are thrilled. Luckily, we had a rather warm February, so the kids go to get some use out of it.

Monday, February 20, 2012


February is always a quiet month, not a lot to do since it's the coldest time of the year, so we have to get creative. This is Evan and I playing what he calls "Bad Guys." 

Evan and I engaging in a night time lightsaber duel. Evan clearly has the edge with the Darth Maul dual lightsaber. He insisted we turn the lights out for maximum coolness.

Evan has his lightsaber duel moves down.

Eliana 'smiling' for Mommy.

"No, don't take my picture"

This Lego star base that Evan and I made is currently under construction. We used the restaurant from the Spongebob Squarepants Lego set.

This is my handy work. 

Lego Man wearing an antenna.

We got some Dunkin Donuts after Eliana's birthday as a special treat. They were still making the Valentine's heart shaped donuts.

Eliana showing off her new sweatshirt from Aunt Dorothy.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday Eliana.

We blew out some more candles yesterday for Eliana's actual birthday and she got to open lots of presents!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Happy Birthday to the World's Cutest 2 Year Old...

Happy Birthday, Love, Mommy & Daddy!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Brunch Bunch

First rule of Brunch Bunch? Don't talk about Brunch Bunch!
Evan stayed on late at school last week so that he could be in the "Brunch Bunch." The kids that stay after class to enjoy lunch at school. So it was Evan's longest day of school so far, from 9:30am-2pm. Whenever I pick up Evan at school, I always ask what he did as school that day, and he never wants to tell me! "I don't know Dad, I don't want to talk about it." Maybe it's some kind of secret society, like "Fight Club" and he's sworn to secrecy.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fabulous Eliana

I was home watching Eliana this morning while Evan was at school. While I was on the computer, she quiet snuck upstairs to her room. A little while later, I went up to check on her, and this is what I found. 
She had her drawers open and was trying on sunglasses.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Winter Activities

We've been finding fun things for the kids to do besides watching TV. Evan and Eliana love coloring.

I write their names and let them color them in.

They were also busy making Valentine's Day cards.

Eliana loves putting stickers on hers.

Friday, February 3, 2012

How To: Making Old Crayons into New Crayons

Want a fun activity to do with the kids when it's cold outside? How about taking those old, broken crayons and making them into new ones?

Step 1: Pull out all of your old and broken crayons.

Step 2: Strip off all of the crayon labels. 

Step 3: Sort all of the crayons into like colors, unless you want to have mixed colors, the mixed crayons can be interesting too once melted together.

Step 4: Find a cute young helper.

Step 5: Crayon molds. You can melt the crayons directly in muffin tins, but what we did was melt the crayons in old dog food cans that we washed out. We used these Ikea Ice Cube Trays as the molds since they had come pretty cool shapes. 

Step 6: Put the Crayons into the tin cans and heat them in the oven at 250 degrees until melted. Keep an eye on them, because some with be ready before others. There may also be some crayons that don't melt quite as easy. 

Step 7: Pour your melted crayons into your crayon mold/ice cube trays.
(Notice the use of the sexy "Ove Glove." on the hot tin cans.)

Don't touch the wax kiddies! It's HOT!

Step 8: Cool the crayon wax. If it's cold enough, below 40 degrees, you can cool them outside.
Otherwise, let them cool in the freezer until they harden completely.

Step 9: Carefully remove the new crayons from the mold. They are ready to use!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Spring? Is that you?

What a day! It was nearly 70 degrees today. Not bad for the first day of February. I hope the Groundhog tells us that Winter is almost over.