Friday, September 23, 2011


I think this was the girls' favorite part of the summer. Biking at the campground. Too bad this is the last weekend to do it. We'll have to bike around the block for the rest of the nice weather here.

Roasting Marshmallows

So lately I joined Pinterest and of course have spent a lot of time on there like most others that join. It has helped me to find a lot of new ideas for crafts, crochet and things to do with the children.

So far this is their favorite thing we have found on there. It's a play campfire. "Roasting" marshmallows on skewers was so much fun! If the flames look a little funny to you it's because we didn't have red, yellow and orange tissue paper, so had to settle on red, green and blue! The best part was listening to the older two tell the two year old the fire was hot so he wouldn't knock it down by touching it. The grey paper at the bottom is newspaper rocks. I didn't want to risk using real rock in the house with young children. They loved helping to make the whole thing.

Thinking Disney!

The Disney Store at our mall moved downstairs to a bigger location. This past weekend they had a reopening ceremony that I was able to take the kids to. They got to participate in the "Hot Dog Dance," a parade, and calling Tinkerbell to save the store from the villains! They each got a foam microphone for doing the dance and a character mask for the parade.

Then, the highlight of the day for them was meeting Goofy. He and Mickey Mouse flew all the way up here from Disneyland on a Disney plane. For real! There was a Disney staff member there with them that I was able to talk to while we waited.

This is Savannah talking to Goofy after the rest of us went to the side to let the next people have their turn.

She just stayed and stared at Goofy. So he patted her on the head and gave her a kiss!!!! She was so excited about that. It took me a minute to get her away. She thinks all the Disney characters are her personal friends. I guess that is what happens when you visit them every year.

Of course, she and Daddy have been discussing visiting the Princesses again. I won't argue with that! :D