Monday, June 2, 2014

Hello June!

Can't believe it's June already.  I have no idea where May disappeared to, but at least it's finally warm.  For some reason, I had zero incentive in May to accomplish much of anything.  I had started some baby quilts, but never got around to finishing them.  What is it that they say about the best laid plans??

Last week, my get-up-and-go finally returned.  I finished 2 of the baby quilts.  They are posted on my Etsy site.  I've been getting a lot of views lately on the site, and most of them are for water bottle holders.  Today, I'm cutting new holders.  I had purchased a lot of new fabrics - angry birds, Spiderman, ninja turtles, princess, Hello Kitty and baseball just to name a few.  My plan is to cut three of each holder and cut the insulted batting for all of them at one time.  That's a lot of cutting and I'd much rather be sewing, but if I don't cut, I can't sew.

Tuesday is the kids' last day of school and then I'll have all four for most of the summer.  I've been trying to come up with some new ideas to make summer more fun for them.  We bought the Disney Infinity game for the Wii, and Jake always needs my help to play. (Grammy plays and Jake tells her what to do).  I've decided to do a movie day once a week, and have been searching on Pinterest for ideas.  Our first movie day will be for Finding Nemo.
I found this idea for Under the Sea lunch.  All the kids love hot dogs and Oodles of Noodles soup, so this will be perfect.  And for a sweet treat, Swedish fish.

Our second week will be Toy Story.  I have found patterns for felt Potato Heads with accessories that I will cut for the kids to make.  For lunch, we will have Hamm Sandwiches, and cheese puffs like Al was eating in Toy Story 2.  Krissy is cooking now, and I'm going to see if she can make some cake pops that we can ice green and add eyes and antennae to make them look like the little aliens.

For week three, I'm planning on Mulan.  Mary is going to make sweet-n-sour chicken the night before for us to warm up.  And I found this really kid healthy idea for fortune cookies:

For week 4, it will be The Lorax.  Look at this neat idea for Lorax cheese using Babybel and American cheeses. I've gotten pixie stix and cotton candy to make the truffalo trees and will serve goldfish crackers with lunch.

The kids like to do "Jammies to Grammy's" day.  So I figure we watch Bedtime Stories on that day in week 5.   And for fun, we'll have breakfast for lunch - waffles and sausage.

I've had so much fun coming up with these ideas.  And to be honest, I think I'll have as much fun as the kids this summer.