tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2454718753918562392012-05-10T17:10:54.660-07:00Mocha Momentsa blog by Tiffany MichaelsTiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.comBlogger28125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-11374600127903371842012-04-01T12:18:00.000-07:002012-05-01T17:26:43.013-07:00Outer Space PartyThis outer space party was for my oldest son's 6th birthday. The party was a bit smaller than I normally do, but it was still really fun. There were 21 people in attendance. <br /><br />WELCOME:<br />The day before the party, my boys and I had fun drawing with sidewalk chalk in our driveway. Several kids mentioned how cool it was when they arrived at the party.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JszTb6WepPI/T6B3U219inI/AAAAAAAAAtQ/ar0bX5Qrmwo/s1600/jadens%2Bbirthday%2Bwelcome2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="257" width="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JszTb6WepPI/T6B3U219inI/AAAAAAAAAtQ/ar0bX5Qrmwo/s400/jadens%2Bbirthday%2Bwelcome2.jpg" /></a></div><br />My oldest son helped with the sun, moon, and stars:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ssN4twmrz6g/T6B3dFEPv9I/AAAAAAAAAtc/J8lhafY-ux0/s1600/jadens%2Bbirthday%2Bjaden%2Bdrawings.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="397" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ssN4twmrz6g/T6B3dFEPv9I/AAAAAAAAAtc/J8lhafY-ux0/s400/jadens%2Bbirthday%2Bjaden%2Bdrawings.jpg" /></a></div><br />Not to be outdone, my youngest (2 years old) added his drawings also:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gmsREJnH1cI/T6B3mjZpnkI/AAAAAAAAAto/QKGp8nI8wuU/s1600/jadens%2Bbirthday%2Bnoah%2Bdrawings.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="300" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gmsREJnH1cI/T6B3mjZpnkI/AAAAAAAAAto/QKGp8nI8wuU/s400/jadens%2Bbirthday%2Bnoah%2Bdrawings.jpg" /></a></div><br />SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:<br />I set up the party so there were 9 different stations, a Starlab Theater (slideshow presentation about the universe), dinner, and pinata. I made these schedule of events fliers using Neuropol X Free font.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VEtblj3zD94/T6Bs1YqM6EI/AAAAAAAAApI/jizeJ1EkAdc/s1600/schedule%2Bof%2Bevents.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="163" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VEtblj3zD94/T6Bs1YqM6EI/AAAAAAAAApI/jizeJ1EkAdc/s400/schedule%2Bof%2Bevents.jpg" /></a></div><br />STATION #1 SPACE SHUTTLE DEVELOPMENT:<br />The kids made paper space shuttles by coloring the front and back of the shuttle and gluing 1/2 a toilet paper roll inside to help the shuttle stand. <a href="http://www.creativedish.com/2011/06/recycled-rocket-ship/">I got the template here.</a> They did this activity first because it needed to dry so they could use it later in station #9.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CCWFeccEXwk/T6BuFPNBryI/AAAAAAAAApU/dYI0fAS8QLQ/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-craft%2Bstation_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:center;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="204" width="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CCWFeccEXwk/T6BuFPNBryI/AAAAAAAAApU/dYI0fAS8QLQ/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-craft%2Bstation_sm.jpg" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EC_8L_HLzsQ/T6BubmjcRMI/AAAAAAAAAps/oyeYlQraQHU/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-craft%2Bstation2_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:center;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="386" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EC_8L_HLzsQ/T6BubmjcRMI/AAAAAAAAAps/oyeYlQraQHU/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-craft%2Bstation2_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br />GIFT BAGS:<br />These bags are made out of the large plastic cups, cardstock for the top, label, and fins, and ribbon for the handle. I punched a hole in each side of the cup and top for the ribbon. The lid doesn't come off, but will lift up to allow things to be put inside. I got the idea from <a href="http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/rockin-rocket-favors-1015563/">Family Fun Magazine</a>.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FAiC7aS8AJs/T6Bu2O-areI/AAAAAAAAAp4/EppLREg3D5I/s1600/gift%2Bbags.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="260" width="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FAiC7aS8AJs/T6Bu2O-areI/AAAAAAAAAp4/EppLREg3D5I/s400/gift%2Bbags.jpg" /></a></div><br />ROCKET BEAN BAGS:<br />Each of the gift bags started with a bean bag rocket that I made for each of the kids. They got to take these rockets home as their party favors and used them for two of the stations. The rockets are about 4" x 2" and are filled with rice. I used the pattern from <a href="http://thelongthread.com/?p=308">The Long Thread</a> and sized it down 50%. They turned out really cute and the kids loved them!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s_B4a7yY18Y/T3tcEl2Z6AI/AAAAAAAAAog/W9d5JQo9eCs/s1600/beanbag%2Brockets%2B003_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="288" width="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s_B4a7yY18Y/T3tcEl2Z6AI/AAAAAAAAAog/W9d5JQo9eCs/s400/beanbag%2Brockets%2B003_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br />STATION #2 ROCKET LAUNCH:<br />The kids launched the rockets in the air using <a href="http://www.amazon.com/D-L-Company-20008-Rocket/dp/B0006O8Q7Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335914568&sr=8-1">stomp rockets</a>. This was by far their favorite station and they had a blast for at least 30 minutes taking turns stomping the rockets into the air.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fsvqU8wFxbk/T6Bwhs8CVYI/AAAAAAAAAqE/Av2cpe1lOFs/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-060_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="267" width="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fsvqU8wFxbk/T6Bwhs8CVYI/AAAAAAAAAqE/Av2cpe1lOFs/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-060_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oGk4L5RqFi0/T6BwqLbXV5I/AAAAAAAAAqQ/yXURwEwk_5I/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-047_stomprockets_jaden_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="358" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oGk4L5RqFi0/T6BwqLbXV5I/AAAAAAAAAqQ/yXURwEwk_5I/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-047_stomprockets_jaden_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br />STATION #3 ORBITAL TRAJECTORY STATION:<br />I got these blow up planets from Oriental Trading Company. The kids tried to throw their bean bag rockets into the buckets without hitting any of the planets.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZEafXgAz3O0/T6Bw-RCOHvI/AAAAAAAAAqc/5rWwP3zHE8I/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-011_orbitaltrajectorystation.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="212" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZEafXgAz3O0/T6Bw-RCOHvI/AAAAAAAAAqc/5rWwP3zHE8I/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-011_orbitaltrajectorystation.jpg" /></a></div><br />STATION #4 CRASH INTO ASTEROIDS:<br />My son begged me to add a station where the kids would try to knock over cans. It didn't really fit the theme, but I accommodated him and glued lids back onto empty cans. The kids threw their bean bag rockets at the cans and tried to knock them over.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o73vwjnw-sE/T6BxZxAtYEI/AAAAAAAAAqo/hkXbw7f1meQ/s1600/jadens%2Bbirthday%2Basteroid%2Bstation.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="300" width="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o73vwjnw-sE/T6BxZxAtYEI/AAAAAAAAAqo/hkXbw7f1meQ/s400/jadens%2Bbirthday%2Basteroid%2Bstation.jpg" /></a></div><br />STATION #5 MOON WALK:<br />I had some plastic duck feet laying around and decided to cover them with foil so the kids could try to "walk on the moon."<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-klsvNE1z2As/T6Bx4nAYA4I/AAAAAAAAAq0/GD_lbDrryfY/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-010_moonwalk_station_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="328" width="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-klsvNE1z2As/T6Bx4nAYA4I/AAAAAAAAAq0/GD_lbDrryfY/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-010_moonwalk_station_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i683oohnS1Q/T6Bx9FtmtPI/AAAAAAAAArA/EwcQbmdWSRY/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-027_mooonwalkusethisone.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="265" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i683oohnS1Q/T6Bx9FtmtPI/AAAAAAAAArA/EwcQbmdWSRY/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-027_mooonwalkusethisone.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4VfKDxM7w5o/T6ByJlwAeJI/AAAAAAAAArM/x3SCnEQ8k8E/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-032_moonwalk.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4VfKDxM7w5o/T6ByJlwAeJI/AAAAAAAAArM/x3SCnEQ8k8E/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-032_moonwalk.jpg" /></a></div><br />STATION #6 ANTIGRAVITY ATMOSPHERE:<br />Great way to add the trampoline to the events.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tqpzwvnN0Oo/T6ByeKoUVNI/AAAAAAAAArY/YTyljxZJ394/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-039_antigrav.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="369" width="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tqpzwvnN0Oo/T6ByeKoUVNI/AAAAAAAAArY/YTyljxZJ394/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-039_antigrav.jpg" /></a></div><br />STATION #7 COLLECT MOON ROCKS:<br />I ordered some cool looking bounce balls that looked like moon rocks from Oriental Trading Company and hid them in the sand for the kids to find. Each child got to find and keep 2 balls.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-J2fi2oZTJE0/T6BzBOEEnwI/AAAAAAAAArk/Pwla7a8E2RI/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-042_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="267" width="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-J2fi2oZTJE0/T6BzBOEEnwI/AAAAAAAAArk/Pwla7a8E2RI/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-042_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mBTHhIXMvdY/T6BzJPM1CBI/AAAAAAAAArw/81cxDGfgveE/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-045_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="267" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mBTHhIXMvdY/T6BzJPM1CBI/AAAAAAAAArw/81cxDGfgveE/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-045_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br />STATION #8 TRANQUILIZE THE ALIENS:<br />I covered a cardboard box (about 3' x 3') with foil and used hot glue to add the felt aliens and ufo. The ufo is a bowl and plate covered with a blue treat bag. The kids used dart guns to tranquilize the aliens.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eJGUlMZCd00/T6BzzdN4mmI/AAAAAAAAAr8/ZSEtxEkaQZ8/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-012_tranqaliensstation.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="233" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eJGUlMZCd00/T6BzzdN4mmI/AAAAAAAAAr8/ZSEtxEkaQZ8/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-012_tranqaliensstation.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-emSPBmiTTCo/T6Bz3plYQMI/AAAAAAAAAsI/7YOfku7kDyw/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-018_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="347" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-emSPBmiTTCo/T6Bz3plYQMI/AAAAAAAAAsI/7YOfku7kDyw/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-018_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UbcPrMhdKTk/T6Bz8T_c5QI/AAAAAAAAAsU/AGWVN32SFE0/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-043_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="328" width="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UbcPrMhdKTk/T6Bz8T_c5QI/AAAAAAAAAsU/AGWVN32SFE0/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-043_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br />STAR LAB THEATER:<br />I used our projector and made up a slide show about our planet, the solar system, sun, moon, milky way galaxy, and a few specific constellations. It was nice to add an educational component to the party and the older kids loved it.<br /><br />STATION #9 ROCKET BALLOON LAUNCH:<br />We used the dried rocket crafts from Station #1. I cut straws in half and taped one to each rocket. We aired up rocket balloons and attached one to each straw/rocket with tape and launched them on a string. It worked pretty good.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2A8rQM1B5vU/T6B1F2y6jLI/AAAAAAAAAsg/2zTizgXojJQ/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-077_rocketballoon.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="247" width="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2A8rQM1B5vU/T6B1F2y6jLI/AAAAAAAAAsg/2zTizgXojJQ/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-077_rocketballoon.jpg" /></a></div><br />DINNER: <br />We had a buffet style sit-down dinner outside. For the food area, I used a navy twin sheet for the background and drew the moon and stars with chalk. The dangly planets are from Oriental Trading Company. <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OIXpVigYMrk/T6B1uPOEpTI/AAAAAAAAAss/WiMH-3PO0Xk/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-082_foodtable.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="320" width="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OIXpVigYMrk/T6B1uPOEpTI/AAAAAAAAAss/WiMH-3PO0Xk/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-082_foodtable.jpg" /></a></div><br />The dinner menu was spaghetti, Fettuccine Alfredo, garlic bread, basil buttered french bread, salad, and a veggie tray. I turned my 3 tiered tower into a rocket tower using a paper towel roll, foil, and cardstock for the fins and cone.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Zz3_cEyP0Uo/T6B2QWWVuqI/AAAAAAAAAs4/Cnocrsuz96Q/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-078_veggies.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="267" width="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Zz3_cEyP0Uo/T6B2QWWVuqI/AAAAAAAAAs4/Cnocrsuz96Q/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-078_veggies.jpg" /></a></div><br />ROCKET TENT:<br />To the right of the food table was a rocket tent that I made. It turned out amazing!!! The portholes and fins are removable to make it into a regular tent. I found the template to make the tent from <a href="http://2littlehooligans.blogspot.com/search/label/play%20tent">2 Little Hooligans</a>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-J7_DmJZiKmw/T6B2e_02FXI/AAAAAAAAAtE/Oy9EpBKU1oU/s1600/rocket.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="208" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-J7_DmJZiKmw/T6B2e_02FXI/AAAAAAAAAtE/Oy9EpBKU1oU/s400/rocket.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2265xLXpmv8/T3DA6jIfxEI/AAAAAAAAAnU/C6T-2N6_KKg/s1600/rocket%2Btent_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2265xLXpmv8/T3DA6jIfxEI/AAAAAAAAAnU/C6T-2N6_KKg/s400/rocket%2Btent_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br />EATING AREA:<br />I used 3 folding tables, 21 chairs, and chair sashes from tableclothfactory.com. I wrapped a fork and spoon in green and blue napkins and tied with a ribbon. I printed name labels for each cup using Neuropol X Free font. The centerpieces are stars, moons, suns, and rockets cut from cardstock and glued onto bamboo skewers.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nUOyhDpGy3M/T6B4_2flMmI/AAAAAAAAAt0/laoNk7unYbY/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-table_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="267" width="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nUOyhDpGy3M/T6B4_2flMmI/AAAAAAAAAt0/laoNk7unYbY/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-table_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ORXd-WPgTB8/T6B5F1ralEI/AAAAAAAAAuA/fSlG6kvUa34/s1600/jadens%2Bbirthday%2Btable%2Bdecorations.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="300" width="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ORXd-WPgTB8/T6B5F1ralEI/AAAAAAAAAuA/fSlG6kvUa34/s400/jadens%2Bbirthday%2Btable%2Bdecorations.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9sWEN0kDw_4/T6B5K0vRIBI/AAAAAAAAAuM/ouQ-W7pltMM/s1600/jadens%2Bbirthday_kidsattable.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="300" width="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9sWEN0kDw_4/T6B5K0vRIBI/AAAAAAAAAuM/ouQ-W7pltMM/s400/jadens%2Bbirthday_kidsattable.jpg" /></a></div><br />CAKE:<br />My friend, Cathi, made this icecream cake and it was YUMMY!!! It used 3 cartons of ice cream and a lego alien set for the topper.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iWtRLe1EDLQ/T6B5gVef6eI/AAAAAAAAAuY/jEe-dvoaSHE/s1600/jadens%2Bbirthday%2Bcake.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="299" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iWtRLe1EDLQ/T6B5gVef6eI/AAAAAAAAAuY/jEe-dvoaSHE/s400/jadens%2Bbirthday%2Bcake.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dHU5Oek5evc/T6B5nBZ_dPI/AAAAAAAAAuk/Lt8SRxu-eJA/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-093_blowingcandles.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="333" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-dHU5Oek5evc/T6B5nBZ_dPI/AAAAAAAAAuk/Lt8SRxu-eJA/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-093_blowingcandles.jpg" /></a></div><br />PINATA:<br />I couldn't find an alien pinata to buy, so my boys and I made this pinata. My friend, Cathi, helped with the face. I love how it turned out.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qmk1zTYuX_s/T6B58765f-I/AAAAAAAAAuw/YgBss7OvbtA/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-132_cathipinata.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="267" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qmk1zTYuX_s/T6B58765f-I/AAAAAAAAAuw/YgBss7OvbtA/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-132_cathipinata.jpg" /></a></div><br />Unfortunately I didn't reinforce the top enough and the head fell down after only a few hits... but the rest of the pinata was sound, so the kids got to beat on it on the ground several times each.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PDlACgkWTVg/T6B6RKu2u0I/AAAAAAAAAu8/RMztljs5rzE/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-154_pinataground.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="267" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PDlACgkWTVg/T6B6RKu2u0I/AAAAAAAAAu8/RMztljs5rzE/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-154_pinataground.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g8l-xNCnQjU/T6B6VXGTn7I/AAAAAAAAAvI/OwqPbjkyx-g/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-159_lucaspinata.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="267" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g8l-xNCnQjU/T6B6VXGTn7I/AAAAAAAAAvI/OwqPbjkyx-g/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-159_lucaspinata.jpg" /></a></div><br />PARTY FAVORS:<br />The kids each went home with their rocket bags, bean bag rockets, 2 moon rocks, a glow stick, their rocket craft, and 2 rocket balloons.<br /><br />ADDITIONAL PHOTOS:<br />Playing in the rocket<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JJsyTf9MG58/T6B6o_p0F1I/AAAAAAAAAvU/ZmtnzA8sMDY/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-135_abriannarocket.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="235" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JJsyTf9MG58/T6B6o_p0F1I/AAAAAAAAAvU/ZmtnzA8sMDY/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-135_abriannarocket.jpg" /></a></div><br />Supervising the stomp rockets<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--8xyipAQfvs/T6B6v8IpUcI/AAAAAAAAAvg/22fk9DBgBB4/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-073_noahjordanshoulders.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="317" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--8xyipAQfvs/T6B6v8IpUcI/AAAAAAAAAvg/22fk9DBgBB4/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-073_noahjordanshoulders.jpg" /></a></div><br />Hanging out watching the stomp rockets<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KXYz3ftFX4s/T6B6-ez1EJI/AAAAAAAAAvs/Xtga27t5Ta8/s1600/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-068_noah.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left:1em; margin-right:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="395" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KXYz3ftFX4s/T6B6-ez1EJI/AAAAAAAAAvs/Xtga27t5Ta8/s400/12_04_29_JadensOuterSpace-068_noah.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-1137460012790337184?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-76261880105746025692012-03-26T14:29:00.001-07:002012-03-26T14:30:03.753-07:00Cleaning GameWhen I want to incorporate math, reading, and cleaning all together, my oldest son (5 years) likes to play a cleaning game. I look around the house to see what needs to be picked up and then write a slip of paper for each item and put the slips into a cup for him to draw one at a time. He reads each one. I incorporate math by having him add to find out how many of that item to pick up. Sample slips could be:<br /><br /><br />Put away 3+7 crayons.<br /><br />Put 2+1 cups in the sink. <br /><br />Put away 8+5 legos. <br /><br />Put 2+2 dirty clothes in the laundry basket.<br /><br /><br />This lets us clean up while doing school, and he likes this much better than sitting down and reading books or doing worksheets.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-7626188010574602569?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-77689552623454415552012-03-24T12:11:00.000-07:002012-03-24T12:11:17.909-07:00Pirate Skeleton<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-z05KMus07vc/T24bZlOTXSI/AAAAAAAAAm8/XkW5kmHrlJE/s1600/skeleton_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="320" width="110" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-z05KMus07vc/T24bZlOTXSI/AAAAAAAAAm8/XkW5kmHrlJE/s320/skeleton_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br />This is for the front yard at a pirate party my friend is throwing. It took me forever and was a real pain. I was planning to make two, but I'm not ever going to make another one! Lol. It took several hours to cut out the pieces and put them together. I used 7 milk jugs. He turned out really neat, though. We'll add a pirate sash and eye patch... and maybe a sword along with a sign "Pirates Beware." He'll make a great first impression of the party! The directions can be found <a href="http://www.thepartyanimal-blog.org/milk-jug-skeleton-fun-recycled-craft-decoration-halloween/">here</a>.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-7768955262345441555?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-50801684884811340242012-03-24T12:06:00.000-07:002012-03-24T12:06:45.152-07:00Stuffed Rocket<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lxne5-yCspc/T24aiZmkL-I/AAAAAAAAAmw/8kMeeAsr6qg/s1600/rocket.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="320" width="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lxne5-yCspc/T24aiZmkL-I/AAAAAAAAAmw/8kMeeAsr6qg/s320/rocket.jpg" /></a></div><br />I'm throwing a rocket party for my son's 5th birthday and am thinking about making rocket party favors. I found the pattern for <a href="http://thelongthread.com/?p=308">this rocket</a> and love it. I decided to try it out on a baby blanket that both of my boys used that I wasn't ready to give away. It turned out so cute and my youngest loves to cuddle with it. The party favors will be about half this size and I think I'll fill those with rice for little bean bags.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-5080168488481134024?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-24678105190725972112012-03-21T11:27:00.001-07:002012-03-21T11:27:22.894-07:00Math WebsiteMy son has been enjoying a website with free math games: www.mathisfun.com<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-2467810519072597211?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-35108244468585368272012-03-18T22:18:00.003-07:002012-03-18T22:19:56.590-07:00Fistful of... bugs?Noah (2 years old) has been bringing me little fistfuls of flowers. Today, he held out his closed fist for me, I held out my hand to accept, and he dropped a whole handful of bugs onto my palm. I squealed. I'll have to be more careful about accepting "gifts" from him! Definitely a "mocha moment"!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-3510824446858536827?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-80666458568187623272012-03-08T13:22:00.000-08:002012-03-08T13:22:18.676-08:00Expressing FeelingsI think it's very important for my children to learn to express their feelings. When I walked into Jaden's room and saw this on his board, I started laughing. Some parents might be offended, but I love it that he's starting to channel his feelings in a creative and constructive way. Me laughing also helped Jaden and me connect again after a time-out because when I laughed, he smiled back. I want to connect with my kids. I want them to know it's okay to be angry, it's what they do with that anger that makes all the difference. <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FYe8uG58pXU/T1ki2Ns97hI/AAAAAAAAAk0/P3XHdSkGIwk/s1600/madatmom%2B002_tm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="363" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FYe8uG58pXU/T1ki2Ns97hI/AAAAAAAAAk0/P3XHdSkGIwk/s400/madatmom%2B002_tm.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-8066645856818762327?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-80260725345421449382012-03-08T12:35:00.000-08:002012-03-08T10:05:30.151-08:00Chocolate Spa PartyThis ladies only party was very fun!<br /><br />MENU:<br /><br /><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2"><tr> <td height="1"></td> </tr><tr> <td>DEATH BY CHOCOLATE CAKE</td> </tr><tr> <td height="1"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o818NsJYrx0/T1UmO5_IJAI/AAAAAAAAAP4/6xTYPr8gQMI/s1600/cake_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="240" width="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o818NsJYrx0/T1UmO5_IJAI/AAAAAAAAAP4/6xTYPr8gQMI/s320/cake_sm.jpg" /></a></div></td> </tr><tr> <td>MOCHA CUPCAKES</td> </tr><tr> <td height="1"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gAq7djC2R7o/T1Ume8LLAuI/AAAAAAAAAQE/ZmIKbnsCNWw/s1600/spa_cupcakes_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="320" width="270" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gAq7djC2R7o/T1Ume8LLAuI/AAAAAAAAAQE/ZmIKbnsCNWw/s320/spa_cupcakes_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">MINI CHEESECAKES, BROWNIE BOTTOM CHEESECAKE & MINT & PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE COOKIES</td> </tr><tr> <td><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pG30y4n4gmE/T1jtZCsQ0kI/AAAAAAAAAiY/LC87HsYJmYE/s1600/spa_tower_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="265" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pG30y4n4gmE/T1jtZCsQ0kI/AAAAAAAAAiY/LC87HsYJmYE/s400/spa_tower_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">HOT CHOCOLATE TOPPING BAR</td> </tr><tr> <td><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1g9qA-0oheo/T1juzIox5AI/AAAAAAAAAik/3eNU3_Ygnsc/s1600/spa_hotchocbar_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="289" width="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1g9qA-0oheo/T1juzIox5AI/AAAAAAAAAik/3eNU3_Ygnsc/s400/spa_hotchocbar_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">DESSERT TABLE</td> </tr><tr> <td><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ga73ZOxw7Xg/T1jvXbMt8yI/AAAAAAAAAiw/9_QUgHoqQ74/s1600/spafood_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="300" width="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ga73ZOxw7Xg/T1jvXbMt8yI/AAAAAAAAAiw/9_QUgHoqQ74/s400/spafood_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">NAPKINS<br />I stamped white napkins with brown ink hot chocolate stamps.</td> </tr><tr> <td><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YzHs7m4Rcaw/T1jvi8_CrOI/AAAAAAAAAi8/H6Ez6jd3eIc/s1600/spanapkins_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="382" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YzHs7m4Rcaw/T1jvi8_CrOI/AAAAAAAAAi8/H6Ez6jd3eIc/s400/spanapkins_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">TOWELS AND FAVORS<br />I rolled one wash cloth with one hand towel and tied them with a ribbon for each guest and put them in a basket. I also put all of the party favors in a basket.</td> </tr><tr> <td><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GPtTA4HeOLo/T1jwkpox7II/AAAAAAAAAjI/2gIyWIcz1IM/s1600/spafavors_towels.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="378" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GPtTA4HeOLo/T1jwkpox7II/AAAAAAAAAjI/2gIyWIcz1IM/s400/spafavors_towels.jpg" /></a></div><br /></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">SPA GIRL FAVORS<br />I had emery boards, cuticle nail care sticks, and facial cleansing pads for each guest and wanted to display them nicely. I found the clip art girl and printed her head to make these spa girl favors. I added a different saying about chocolate to each girl.</td> </tr><tr> <td><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-J39TIEGM8FA/T1jySwFQy2I/AAAAAAAAAjU/rWKRKYD0iLQ/s1600/spagirlfavor2_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="327" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-J39TIEGM8FA/T1jySwFQy2I/AAAAAAAAAjU/rWKRKYD0iLQ/s400/spagirlfavor2_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">HOMEMADE CARDS<br />I stamped cards for each guest.</td> </tr><tr> <td><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yBj6ZEJRyQ8/T1jympo4DvI/AAAAAAAAAjg/f7lql8_Rzzc/s1600/card_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="300" width="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yBj6ZEJRyQ8/T1jympo4DvI/AAAAAAAAAjg/f7lql8_Rzzc/s400/card_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">TAKE HOME PLATE<br />I sent left over desserts home with each guest on these take home plates.</td> </tr><tr> <td><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fvjJv3VHc14/T1jy-Va_K9I/AAAAAAAAAj0/5HG1OlOY9S8/s1600/spaplate2_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="190" width="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fvjJv3VHc14/T1jy-Va_K9I/AAAAAAAAAj0/5HG1OlOY9S8/s200/spaplate2_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DSVSvotWE8c/T1jy-a3XUNI/AAAAAAAAAjs/yaDgOPXWDN4/s1600/spaplate_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="172" width="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DSVSvotWE8c/T1jy-a3XUNI/AAAAAAAAAjs/yaDgOPXWDN4/s200/spaplate_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">SPA TABLE<br />We started the night with chocolate facial masks, followed by chocolate sugar scrubs for our hands, dipping our hands in a paraffin bath, a couple of ladies used the chocolate sugar scrub for pedicures, and ended up with polishing our nails. I had nice meditation/spa music on in the background and the evening was very nice and soothing!</td> </tr><tr> <td><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-daDSLOqsVxs/T1jz8PXDGsI/AAAAAAAAAkQ/FnccXC-qSMs/s1600/spatable_sm.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="205" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-daDSLOqsVxs/T1jz8PXDGsI/AAAAAAAAAkQ/FnccXC-qSMs/s400/spatable_sm.jpg" /></a></div><br /></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">CHOCOLATE FACIAL MASK RECIPE<br />Several people have asked me for this recipe, so I thought I'd post it. It makes enough for 4-6 ladies.<br /><br />This decadent mask is an excellent moisturizer – leaving your skin baby soft. To start indulging, you will need:<br />• 1/3 cup cocoa powder<br />• 1/4 cup of honey<br />• 2 tablespoons of heavy cream (sour cream will work as well)<br />• 3 teaspoons of oatmeal powder (grind oatmeal very finely--I used a coffee grinder, but make sure it's very fine or the mask will turn out gritty)<br />Mix all ingredients together and smooth onto face. Relax for 10 minutes, then wash off with warm water.<br /></td> </tr><tr> <td></td> </tr></table><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-8026072534542144938?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-88567095502550245562012-03-07T20:27:00.003-08:002012-03-08T09:05:16.550-08:00New SiteI've just updated my site/blog to this format and I like it much better! If you're confused about the older content, I have been adding several books and parties I'd posted on my previous site. I'll add some new content from here on out. :)<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-8856709550255024556?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-31078310208959816802012-03-07T12:44:00.000-08:002012-03-07T12:44:04.986-08:00What's in the Bible? DVD's<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-msymScFn9VU/T1fIigyXboI/AAAAAAAAASk/zmIgLA-GkwM/s1600/whatsinthebible.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="130" width="303" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-msymScFn9VU/T1fIigyXboI/AAAAAAAAASk/zmIgLA-GkwM/s320/whatsinthebible.jpg" /></a></div><a href="http://whatsinthebible.com/">What's in the Bible?</a> is an excellent new series by Phil Vischer. I'm a huge fan of Veggie Tales. I will say this series is not quite as entertaining as Veggie Tales, but it makes up for it in depth and educational value. The first dvd is broken up into two segments, each about 25 minutes long. The first segment uses puppets, music, and some comic relief to explain what the Bible is, who wrote it, why it's important, how the books of the Bible are organized, why there are different numbers of books in different Bibles (Catholic has 77, Protestant has 66), and clearly explains everything about the Bible in terminology that young children can understand. The second segment explains the Table of contents, why some Christians believe the earth was created in 7 literal days and some believe it was created over millions of years, and briefly covers the first 11 chapters of Genesis while making it relevant to kids (and adults) today. I really like the last song "Who do you trust? Who do you listen to? How are you going to live your life? This is a choice we've gotta wrestle through, every girl and boy and man and wife."<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-3107831020895981680?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-21051252729019796342012-03-07T12:42:00.000-08:002012-03-08T12:57:55.610-08:00Free Thank You Card TemplatesGratitude is very important in my household. Every day for home school I have my kindergartener write one thing he is thankful for. If he can't come up with anything, he has to write a Bible verse about thankfulness. Whenever he receives gifts, I also make him write thank you cards. I just came across these <a href="http://motherhood.yourway.net/printable-thank-you-card-templates-for-kids/">free kids templates for thank you cards</a> and think they are really cute!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-2105125272901979634?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-67830957274958701902012-03-07T12:40:00.000-08:002012-03-07T12:40:57.591-08:00Sum Swamp<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VQ0Y_JFJkYk/T1fHyNe767I/AAAAAAAAASY/8SRBltFxH_U/s1600/sumswamp.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="222" width="261" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VQ0Y_JFJkYk/T1fHyNe767I/AAAAAAAAASY/8SRBltFxH_U/s320/sumswamp.jpg" /></a></div><br />I just got this <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Sum-Swamp-Addition-Subtraction-Game/dp/B00004TDLD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325225237&sr=8-1">Sum Swamp Addition & Subtraction Game</a> for my odest son (age 5) and it is very fun! It's super cute--I especially love the swamp pieces that you move--they are a snail, snake, turtle, or frog. You roll two number and one sign (plus or minus) dice. You add or subtract the numbers you roll and move forward that many spaces. If you land on a number, you roll the sign dice to see if you move forward or back that number of spaces. If you land on an "even" or "odd" space, you roll one dice to see if the number you roll is even on an "even" space or odd on an "odd" space. The game moves quickly and is unpredictable. I also love that my son is really starting to understand adding and subtracting in a fun way.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-6783095727495870190?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-36367355836921043422012-03-07T12:38:00.000-08:002012-03-07T12:38:07.611-08:00The Boy Who Changed the World<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aUuV7muOtSw/T1fHIBx1IYI/AAAAAAAAASM/7y6XJ8O9ZLI/s1600/boywhochangedworld.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="320" width="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aUuV7muOtSw/T1fHIBx1IYI/AAAAAAAAASM/7y6XJ8O9ZLI/s320/boywhochangedworld.jpg" /></a></div><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Who-Changed-World/dp/1400316057/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1311605685&sr=8-1">The Boy Who Changed the World</a> opens with a young Norman Borlaug playing in his family's cornfields with his sisters. One day, Norman would grow up and use his knowledge of agriculture to save the lives of two billion people. Two billion! Norman changed the world! Or was it Henry Wallace who changed the world? Or maybe it was George Washington Carver?<br /><br />This engaging story reveals the incredible truth that everything we do matters! Based on The Butterfly Effect , Andy's timeless tale shows children that even the smallest of our actions can affect all of humanity. The book is beautifully illustrated and shares the stories of Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug, Vice President Henry Wallace, Inventor George Washington Carver, and Farmer Moses Carver. Through the stories of each, a different butterfly will appear. The book will end with a flourish of butterflies and a charge to the child that they, too, can be the boy or girl who changes the world.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-3636735583692104342?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-51667766816616915942012-03-07T12:36:00.001-08:002012-03-07T12:36:41.839-08:00No No Yes Yes<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zUTF_Eo2e10/T1fGyoh0YHI/AAAAAAAAASA/-Vd-2pvmMps/s1600/nonoyesys.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="200" width="200" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zUTF_Eo2e10/T1fGyoh0YHI/AAAAAAAAASA/-Vd-2pvmMps/s320/nonoyesys.jpg" /></a></div><a href="http://www.amazon.com/No-Yes-Leslie-Patricelli/dp/1406311790/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331152525&sr=1-1">No No Yes Yes </a>is for very young children and is simple enough to keep their attention but fun and teaches things we should and should not do. For example, on one page it shows a toddler pulling kitty's tail and says "No, no" and on the next page shows the toddler petting the kitty gently and says "Yes, yes."<br /><br />My 2-year-old loves all of Leslie Patricelli books that we've read. We have Happy Sad, Potty, and Quiet Loud.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-5166776681661691594?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-2227973240817645082012-03-07T12:34:00.000-08:002012-03-07T12:38:37.947-08:00The Princess and the Three Knights<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YsOOD8u-CJ0/T1fGXdxzInI/AAAAAAAAAR0/XnAwQC13LZw/s1600/princessandknights.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="165" width="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YsOOD8u-CJ0/T1fGXdxzInI/AAAAAAAAAR0/XnAwQC13LZw/s320/princessandknights.jpg" /></a></div><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Princess-Three-Knights-Karen-Kingsbury/dp/0310716411/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331152405&sr=1-1">The Princess and the Three Knights</a> is written by Karen Kingsbury and is a beautifully illustrated book about the character of a man and about true love. It looks like a girl's book, but I love it for my boys because it shows how a man should be, what his character should look like and how true love protects.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-222797324081764508?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-90429971644561137762012-03-07T12:21:00.000-08:002012-03-07T12:21:33.717-08:00You Can't Move a Hippo<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7MqEtFewS3M/T1e5VhzM5FI/AAAAAAAAARo/WECgRAUKDo4/s1600/hippo_book.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="223" width="180" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7MqEtFewS3M/T1e5VhzM5FI/AAAAAAAAARo/WECgRAUKDo4/s320/hippo_book.jpg" /></a></div><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Cant-Move-Hippo-Michael-Catchpool/dp/0760791783/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327789597&sr=8-1">You Can't Move a Hippo</a> by Michael Catchpool is the cutest book about manners! A hippo is sleeping on a bridge and a lion and several animals want to get by, but the hippo won't move. They try roaring at the hippo, pushing the hippo, and bouncing the hippo. When none of it works, a little mouse whispers something in the hippo's ear. The hippo moves off the bridge. The other animals ask "What did you say???" The mouse turns back and says with a smile, "Please." The book is delightfully illustrated and well written. It is fun to read along with having a wonderful moral.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-9042997164456113776?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-29895727241349556452012-03-07T11:38:00.000-08:002012-03-07T11:38:05.092-08:00<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-W5msSN4wjf8/T1e5Ew8PCoI/AAAAAAAAARc/I6VqlkRST38/s1600/pp_bigrain.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="282" width="263" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-W5msSN4wjf8/T1e5Ew8PCoI/AAAAAAAAARc/I6VqlkRST38/s320/pp_bigrain.jpg" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Pete-Pillar-Big-Rain-Friendship/dp/1593172036/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327790166&sr=8-1">Pete & Pillar: The Big Rain</a> is one of my favorite children's books. It is a beautifully illustrated story about friendship and sacrifice. Pete and Pillar are best friends even though everyone tells them they shouldn't be. One day it rains so hard that the valley is starting to flood. While Pillar (the bulldozer) works hard to try to push the mud and keep the water at bay, he notices that Pete (the diesel truck) is nowhere to be found. He thinks his friend has abandoned him when he needed help most. When the rain and water stop, he goes looking for Pete and follows Pete's tracks to the top of the mountain, where he finds his friend has plugged the hole in the dam with himself to save everyone else. I love the message that true friends are willing to stand with each other no matter what and will even sacrifice themselves if necessary. Beautiful.<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-2989572724134955645?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-6246148163420743912012-03-07T11:36:00.001-08:002012-03-07T11:36:30.866-08:00Skid and the Too Tiny Tunnel<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-trk6pCMrssY/T1e4pLOxMZI/AAAAAAAAARQ/mokMW526REA/s1600/pp_tinytunnel.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="296" width="267" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-trk6pCMrssY/T1e4pLOxMZI/AAAAAAAAARQ/mokMW526REA/s320/pp_tinytunnel.jpg" /></a></div><br /><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Skid-Too-Tiny-Tunnel-Deuteronomy/dp/1593173555/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327790635&sr=1-2">Skid and the Too Tiny Tunnel</a> is another Pete and Pillar book about friendship and courage. Skid wants to help, but he's too small to really do anything. One day there is a cave-in at the mountain and Pillar waits behind to make sure all of the other equipment gets out safely, but is trapped himself. Skid is t he only one who can get to Pillar because he's the only one small enough to go through the tunnel. The only problem is that Skid is afraid of the dark. To help his friend, Skid summons the courage to crawl through the tunnel even though he is scared. Again I love the theme of self-sacrifice and I love that Skid keeps going even when he is scared. True courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-624614816342074391?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-18621433075130236462012-03-06T13:51:00.000-08:002012-03-08T12:57:26.165-08:00LuauMy friend, Cathi, wanted to do a ladies only summer luau and already had several ideas for it, but wanted some help organizing the event. I helped her organize it, come up with decoration and party ideas, make a tiki hut out of pvc pipe, make surf boards and some other decorations, come up with food ideas, make the kabobs, and set up for the party. She hosted the party in her back yard.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KyNEKts_VpI/T1fXrQ_iAtI/AAAAAAAAAZI/7udKUyw6Q_4/s1600/luau1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="348" width="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KyNEKts_VpI/T1fXrQ_iAtI/AAAAAAAAAZI/7udKUyw6Q_4/s400/luau1.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BwZTjkmauYA/T1fXriPF9LI/AAAAAAAAAZU/AlIGUWRZBrk/s1600/luau2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="349" width="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BwZTjkmauYA/T1fXriPF9LI/AAAAAAAAAZU/AlIGUWRZBrk/s400/luau2.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8v5S-ovG0VY/T1fX1u2IuNI/AAAAAAAAAZg/jcCDWUTO3kU/s1600/luau3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="377" width="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8v5S-ovG0VY/T1fX1u2IuNI/AAAAAAAAAZg/jcCDWUTO3kU/s400/luau3.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TXeesNnhtJI/T1fX4_CjGyI/AAAAAAAAAZs/0Oc58DJYnkI/s1600/luau4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="344" width="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TXeesNnhtJI/T1fX4_CjGyI/AAAAAAAAAZs/0Oc58DJYnkI/s400/luau4.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xxzPnsX204c/T1fX-aFiyuI/AAAAAAAAAaM/kdeRmEQ0hBk/s1600/luau7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="348" width="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xxzPnsX204c/T1fX-aFiyuI/AAAAAAAAAaM/kdeRmEQ0hBk/s400/luau7.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2xsvKOmgrAo/T1fX-O5P_XI/AAAAAAAAAZ4/XsrGlOFOKJg/s1600/luau5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="349" width="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2xsvKOmgrAo/T1fX-O5P_XI/AAAAAAAAAZ4/XsrGlOFOKJg/s400/luau5.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P-DslHB4g_0/T1fX-Z-G89I/AAAAAAAAAaA/RHcn_huVBnA/s1600/luau6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="347" width="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P-DslHB4g_0/T1fX-Z-G89I/AAAAAAAAAaA/RHcn_huVBnA/s400/luau6.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CdrQYv0X-9Y/T1fYFo2x4zI/AAAAAAAAAbA/HpRXI10TEB0/s1600/luau11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="348" width="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CdrQYv0X-9Y/T1fYFo2x4zI/AAAAAAAAAbA/HpRXI10TEB0/s400/luau11.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v0psMooy20E/T1fYFBTYrcI/AAAAAAAAAac/hUYp-52RIm0/s1600/luau8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="348" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v0psMooy20E/T1fYFBTYrcI/AAAAAAAAAac/hUYp-52RIm0/s400/luau8.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v6wk0DrNsRY/T1fYFbSnfzI/AAAAAAAAAak/klqSGXeDdiQ/s1600/luau9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="348" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v6wk0DrNsRY/T1fYFbSnfzI/AAAAAAAAAak/klqSGXeDdiQ/s400/luau9.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jdCrbPEsK2k/T1fYFQMrLjI/AAAAAAAAAaw/X_2_jZqJlYA/s1600/luau10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="349" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jdCrbPEsK2k/T1fYFQMrLjI/AAAAAAAAAaw/X_2_jZqJlYA/s400/luau10.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-1862143307513023646?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-67683914593209125992012-03-06T13:17:00.000-08:002012-03-08T12:57:35.395-08:00Lego Indiana Jones Party<table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2"><tr> <td height="1">This party was for my son's 5th birthday. He and all of the kids had a BLAST! </td> </tr><tr> <td><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kRQus81BdJY/T1fNkNBIxUI/AAAAAAAAAS8/JNWKuCZGW8E/s1600/album_front.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="252" width="200" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kRQus81BdJY/T1fNkNBIxUI/AAAAAAAAAS8/JNWKuCZGW8E/s320/album_front.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /></div></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">INVITATIONS:I used some free pictures/wallpapers from the Lego.com website and made these invitations: </td> </tr><tr> <td><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eKoRHx89NDE/T1fOanxwFjI/AAAAAAAAATI/tateDTKBI90/s1600/album_invite_front.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; 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There were about 60 people in attendance.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bPdHYZtaJSI/T1fwi1PNVPI/AAAAAAAAAeA/UYurmwvwsSE/s1600/carnival1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="347" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bPdHYZtaJSI/T1fwi1PNVPI/AAAAAAAAAeA/UYurmwvwsSE/s400/carnival1.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3U8NBsO-wqM/T1fw0zZu53I/AAAAAAAAAew/bO5pYmCT7TY/s1600/carnival5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="281" width="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3U8NBsO-wqM/T1fw0zZu53I/AAAAAAAAAew/bO5pYmCT7TY/s400/carnival5.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gwe-rkeZrwA/T1fwzzACI1I/AAAAAAAAAeM/HetkW9oAlAU/s1600/carnival2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; 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margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="396" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-leEUvFgsUa4/T1fw_yuqL_I/AAAAAAAAAfI/ZG58h8AB55o/s400/carnival7.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lEOcaWoi1NM/T1fxAGWLusI/AAAAAAAAAfQ/-GwNgXbyKMs/s1600/carnival8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="369" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lEOcaWoi1NM/T1fxAGWLusI/AAAAAAAAAfQ/-GwNgXbyKMs/s400/carnival8.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UgjRprXMtpA/T1fxARG5GsI/AAAAAAAAAfg/Iu35OmPLtpU/s1600/carnival9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="269" width="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UgjRprXMtpA/T1fxARG5GsI/AAAAAAAAAfg/Iu35OmPLtpU/s400/carnival9.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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I got ideas from Parents magazine, Family Fun magazine, and some websites online. I don't remember where I found the idea for this cup invitation, but it was on a website. These are all pictures from the planning process. I was unable to attend the actual party, but Marion said the girls LOVED it! <br /><br />INVITATIONS:<br />We cut out the front and back of a teacup, glued hemp string inside and attached the other end of the hemp to the square of paper used as a tea bag.<br /><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2"><tr> <td height="1">We cut out the front and back of a teacup, glued hemp string inside and attached the other end of the hemp to the square of paper used as a tea bag.</td> </tr><tr> <td><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oBHZn3BRvp8/T1fSKp7GhfI/AAAAAAAAAXo/wWWoTFe06G8/s1600/invites.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="325" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oBHZn3BRvp8/T1fSKp7GhfI/AAAAAAAAAXo/wWWoTFe06G8/s400/invites.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /></div></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">KIMONO:<br />We cut a sheet, used stamps on the front, and green tulle for the belt.</td> </tr><tr> <td><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gcSVHro2d6U/T1fST920aKI/AAAAAAAAAX0/f0Kan7MERys/s1600/kimono%2527.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="400" width="197" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gcSVHro2d6U/T1fST920aKI/AAAAAAAAAX0/f0Kan7MERys/s400/kimono%2527.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /></div></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1"></td> </tr><tr> <td><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">FOOD:<br />Origami Quesadillas</td> </tr><tr> <td><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-B1XyA5qSaCQ/T1fSdB0cNVI/AAAAAAAAAYA/VrfP_sdi4-Q/s1600/quesadillas.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="300" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-B1XyA5qSaCQ/T1fSdB0cNVI/AAAAAAAAAYA/VrfP_sdi4-Q/s400/quesadillas.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /></div></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">Sushi</td> </tr><tr> <td><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QV56GDbx-1A/T1fSpWJf9XI/AAAAAAAAAYM/TTnoJMQQ6SA/s1600/sushi.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="300" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QV56GDbx-1A/T1fSpWJf9XI/AAAAAAAAAYM/TTnoJMQQ6SA/s400/sushi.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /></div></td> </tr></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">ACTIVITIES:<br />Paper Sandals--each girl made sandals by tracing her feet on paper bags and adding a thin strip of paper for the strap. </td> </tr><tr> <td><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-os7_DIs15Cw/T1fSzLdIIMI/AAAAAAAAAYY/b-1ebYiXF6E/s1600/sandals.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="374" width="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-os7_DIs15Cw/T1fSzLdIIMI/AAAAAAAAAYY/b-1ebYiXF6E/s400/sandals.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /></div></td> </tr></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">Origami--each girl made a paper fan and purse</td> </tr><tr> <td><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--n48BoD5iQ8/T1fTMTwZH7I/AAAAAAAAAYs/5lRbEwyBeXk/s1600/origami_purses.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="188" width="250" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--n48BoD5iQ8/T1fTMTwZH7I/AAAAAAAAAYs/5lRbEwyBeXk/s400/origami_purses.jpg" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wHXEAgjTZLw/T1fTMQLtxFI/AAAAAAAAAYk/YBnqMNR5ypA/s1600/origami_fans.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear:left; float:left;margin-right:1em; margin-bottom:1em"><img border="0" height="267" width="200" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wHXEAgjTZLw/T1fTMQLtxFI/AAAAAAAAAYk/YBnqMNR5ypA/s400/origami_fans.jpg" /></a></div><br /><br /></div></td> </tr></td> </tr><tr> <td height="1">DECORATIONS:<br /><br />Origami swans hanging from light over table, nice white cloth tablecloth, and real china for the girls to use for their tea. </td> </tr><tr> <td><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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My 17 year old brother knelt next to me, awkwardly smoothing my hair, trying to comfort me when he was as devastated as I was. This was our new home. Ours, just the two of us. We were alone in the world. Unwanted. Unloved. Cast away. We had no where else to go. No one else to turn to. Just this old, abandoned trailer house. And it felt like no one in the world cared or was willing to lift a finger to help us.<br /><br />But, we did have a place to live. That is more than 150 teens each year in the Walla Walla Valley can say. Couch-hopping from home to home, friend to friend, living wherever they can find a place to sleep for the night. Those who are not so lucky find a place under the underpasses. They are cold. They are hungry. They are feeling unwanted. Unloved. Cast away. You may not be able to do much, but there is a backpack program through Lincoln School that provides these kids with warm clothing and food. They are still homeless, but every can of soup they are given to eat, every pair of mittens they are given to wear assures them that someone out there somewhere cares. You can be that someone.<br /><br />If you would like to get involved, the program is specifically needing:<br /><ul><li>Mittens/gloves (even the thin cotton ones help)</li><li>Hoodies (sweatshirts with hoods)</li><li>On the go food, such as:-Beef jerky-Breakfast bars-Cup o noodles (they can often find a place to heat the water)-Soup in a can or pop-top soups (they don’t have can openers)</li></ul><br />You can donate these items at St. Mary Medical Center or let me know you have a donation—you can drop it by my house or I can pick it up from you.<br /><br />Thanks for helping me help these kids to know that we care!</div></div><div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-1318108426580337987?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-245471875391856239.post-77056498261199881352011-10-14T22:35:00.000-07:002011-10-14T22:35:49.815-07:00A Tough LetterI was reading in a magazine about having a disaster plan and pack in case of emergencies. In the pack, it was suggested to write a letter to your children in the event that you are separated for whatever reason. I've thought about this before--that I'd like to write a letter to my boys to have on file just in case I die or am not able to care for them for some reason. So I sat down tonight to put something on paper... and it's tough! I think I got "Dear Jaden" and that's about it. <br /><br />There are so many things I want for my boys. So many things I'd like to share with them and so many values I'd like to pass on. How do I filter it and condense it to one letter?<br /><br />It is definitely something to consider!<div class="blogger-post-footer"><img width='1' height='1' src='https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/245471875391856239-7705649826119988135?l=www.tiffanymichaels.com' alt='' /></div>Tiffany Michaelsnoreply@blogger.com0