Saturday, June 25, 2011

She is 1...

A certain little girl turned one year old last Saturday.
We ate New York, Chicago, and Seattle style hot dogs.
We had a bubble party...lots and lots of bubble blowing.
I made nine gallons of bubble solution.
It was poured into a kiddy pool and the kids went to town.
They used tennis rackets, a hula hoop, and bubble wands of all shapes and sizes.
Here is the bubble's easy peasy:
1 24 ounce bottle Dawn dish soap
1 and 1/2 cups corn syrup
3 gallons water
Mix, let sit for 2 days, then blow bubbles!
The Dawn dish soap is perfect because it already has glycerin in it and the corn syrup is the special secret. The glycerin and the corn syrup help the bubbles hold together and allow you to make giant bubbles with a hula hoop.
After the kids were done with blowing bubbles, a make shift slip and slide was created.
The kids slid and slid until all were soaked and enormously happy.
We then went inside to eat banana and caramel cupcakes.
Gifts were opened and naps were taken.
Kiddies took home jars of the bubble solution and homemade copper bubble wands.
It was good...
very, very good.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Hello Again...

We are here.  Getting settled.  The kids are having their ups and downs, but they are starting to adjust.  Rubia turns 1 year old tomorrow...I'm not sure where that year went.  She's also teething, so she goes from happy to mad in about 2 seconds.
We are having a little, tiny party for her tomorrow.  I will certainly be sharing about that.  I have been enjoying getting things ready...little gifts, homemade cupcakes, sweet little favors, and fun things for all the kiddies to do outside in celebration of this special girl.
I haven't found my rhythm yet in this new place, but, I know as the days and weeks move along, things will fall into their places as they are meant to.  My posting may continue to be sporadic for apologies.