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My Day In Photos – January 18th

I decided to take up the challenge of a photo an hour from the time I got up till the kids went to bed, alas all did not go to plan but here are the results.

7.30am (I missed 7am)

January 18: 7.30am

7.37am Cheerios

Jan 18: 7.37am

7.38am Sesame Street

Jan 18: 7.38am

 

8.13am Catching up on blog posts

January 18: 8.13am

 

8.14am More food already?

January 18: 8.14am
8.15am
Jan 18th: 8.15am

8.16am Cross legged

January 18th: 8.16am

 

8.16am Good Game

January 18th: 8.16am

 

9.08am Lego time

9.08am

9.09am Craft time

9.09am

9.57am Bed Time

9.57am

9.58am Still building

9.58am

9.59am Finished!

9.59am

9.59am

10.55am Cooking

10.55am

10.55am Still building

10.55am

10.55am

10.56am

11.00am Cupcakes

11.00am

11.00am

11.03am Lick a beater

11.03am

11.56am

12.00pm He’s awake and hungry

12.00pm

Forgot to remove paper

12.00pm

12.01pm Looking at more Lego instructions

12.01pm

12.12pm Getting Iced

12.12pm

12.12pm

12.12pm

12.12pm

12.21pm Finished cupcakes

12.21pm

1.01pm Play time

1.01pm

1.01pm

1.01pm

Now it’s her turn for Lego

1.02pm

1.03pm Lunch: 2 min noodles

1.03pm

And a toasted sandwich for me

1.03pm

1.03pm

1.04pm

2.10pm Lego house party

2.10pm

Up!

2.11pm

2.11pm

2.23pm Going back in time

2.23pm

2.24pm Drawing

2.24pm

3.16pm Creating

3.16pm

3.16pm

And right about here my CF card filled up and then my battery went dead, so not even a full day but I can’t believe how much these kids got up to!!

Rainbow Birthday Party

In preparation for the Rainbow Party Google was my friend.  I don’t know what people did before Google came along (people might have actually had to think for themselves!) but not me!

I found these fantastic free printables that went perfectly with our rainbow theme from PaperGlitter.  I also found instructions here at the Martha Stewart site to make pom poms, which we adapted to make rainbow pom poms.

So in the weeks prior to Miss 6’s birthday we prepared the invitations, loot bags,  decorations and bought the yummy food.  We also prepared a craft activity instead of party games.

Play dough daughter and I made for the loot bags

P's 6th Birthday

Inside the goodie bags: Play dough, rainbow ribbons, stickers and a few lollies

P's 6th Birthday

The loot bags

P's 6th Birthday

Rainbow fruit kebabs

Rainbow Fruit Kebabs

Rainbow Jelly

Rainbow Jelly

Rainbow Lollies

Rainbow Lollies

Pom Poms

Rainbow Pom Poms

The Table

P's 6th Birthday

I also found some rainbow paper which I laminated and made into placemats for the kids to take home.

Waiting for visitors

P's 6th Birthday

Fairy Bread

Fairy Bread

Enjoying the food

P's 6th Birthday

P's 6th Birthday
Craft Time, the kids made rainbows from tissue paper and cotton balls.

P's 6th Birthday
Cake Time!

That is my husbands arm, mine is not that hairy 😉 I am as always behind the camera!

The cake is cut

Rainbow Cake Cut

Slice of rainbow cake

Sliced
Sliced

School Holiday Ideas

Next week school holidays begin. While I will relish not having to do the school run (I hate it) it will be a busy time trying to keep all 3 entertained, fed and rested (baby).

So I asked the kids last night for some ideas of what we can do over the holidays, this is what we came up with.

1. Town to fix big boys glasses and then a trip to the library.

2. Museum, I think they have a special dinosaur exhibition at the moment.

3. Treasure Island aka the noisiest place on earth, or germ heaven.

4. Visiting friends. We have lots of friends we could catch up with over the holidays.

5. Visiting my Nan’s. My children are lucky enough to have two great grandparents nearby, it would be good for the kids and my Nan’s to spend some time together.

6. Go to the park. Might be able to incorporate catching up with friends and the park at the same time.

7. A trip to the video shop to hire some movies.

Thankfully all the ideas are relatively cheap and apart from Treasure Island and parking money for town which is nearly as much as Treasure Island entry we shouldn’t have to be out of pocket too much!

What do you do over the school holidays to keep the kids entertained (aside from go mad)?

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