Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Super Dad and Boys

My husband ROCKS! I just got over a mean virus and he really did an awesome job taking care of everything. It lasted two miserable days. I seriously could not stand up without vomiting. One one the hardest things about parenting is being sick and trying to keep things together. SP_HappyGoLucky_Stickers_rainbow_warm

I am also very proud of my boys. They knew how I was feeling because they had it (the buy) right before I did. They were so sweet and I think they tried their hardest to be good.

Jayden helped get his brothers snacks. Lucas said “You are sick? I am sorry about it” sincerely. Nicholas was his normal helpful self. They are really maturing.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Star Wars Party Link

I was never a Star Wars fan but, what I wouldn’t do for these boys.  After the party my boys wanted me to stay Princess Leia, so funny.

Click here to see the pics

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Jayden's Jedi Training Academy Birthday Party

For Jayden's 5th birthday he really wanted a Star Wars Birthday Party. I got some really great ideas from other moms who have done Star Wars parties for their little fans. I borrowed a Princess Leia costume from my friend, Michele and Jayden wore his padawan cloak I made him for Halloween. Basically, the two hour party went like this:
Arrival 2pm-
-We gave kids their "Jedi Training Badges".
-We gave each guest their own light saber. I made these by cutting pool noodles in half and wrapping shiny silver duct tape around the bottoms for the handles. Each child decorated his/her handle with black strips of tape to make it unique.
-Don aka "Jedi Master Trainer" did a great job teaching the kids how to use their light sabers for defense and attack. It was so funny and cute. He totally made this up on the spot and the kids took it so seriously.
-They played "Hot Meteor". We paired them up and gave each pair a balloon. They used their light saber to keep the balloon up and off of the floor while batting it back and forth.
-Then we gave them little flying star wars discs and they took turns tossing them through a hanging hoop.
-My favorite part was "Destroy the Death Star". A few days before I (with the help of Nicholas) made a big paper mache pinata Death Star. To do this I used a big punch balloon, strips of newspaper and a glue/water solution. Once it was dry and hard, I spray painted it grey. I filled it with treats crumpled newspaper.
After each kid had a couple wacks at it with their foam sabers we gave them a harder plastic toy light saber. A few hits with this and it finally broke. It was so fun watching all the kids scramble to get the treats.
-They played "Duck, Duck, Vader" (just like it sounds)while I was setting up for snacks, Yoda Soda and cupcakes.
Each child got to keep their light saber, flying disc, goodie bag and I also made Jedi Certificates for completing Jedi Training Academy and become real Jedi Nights.
It was lots of fun!