Sunday, April 25, 2010

4/25/10: Celebrating Giving Back and Disney Fun

Today was my In Home Disney Celebration. As I posted before Disney selected me as part of the Disney Mom's Club to host this party and the theme was around giving back to the community with a box of Disney stuff they provided. The kids had a fun time (so did the adults) and donated a lot to help a family in need who just had a fire. I am very appreciative of such wonderful friends and the generosity of everyone.
We had a great time playing Disney Bingo, played Disney Trivia, watched the Disney video, listened to Disney music, ate yummy cupcakes, and shared great Disney tips. We even decorated with lots of Disney characters all around the room. And everyone went home with a Disney gift bag and Disney Princess print to hang in their room.
This is all the stuff that was donated to my daycare provider who's house just had a major fire. There were toys, puzzles, sheets, blankets, crayons, wipes, towels, hand cleaners, dolls, dress up clothes, DVDs, gift certificates, a check, etc.
Here is Evan all ready for the party.
And the kids with the balloons we gave out.
We started out the party by some announcements and then going around the room and having all the kids say their favorite Disney character and Disney movie. Here is Evan wispering his to me. Lauren's was Minnie Mouse and The Princess and the Frog, and Evan's was Mickey Mouse and Cars. No one asked me but my favorite character is of course Mickey Mouse, and favorite movie was Lady and the Tramp, lately thought I would say Cars.

The kids having fun playing Disney Bingo.
The kids enjoying the cupcakes which were rainbow colored and ice cream!
Here is the spread before the party.
And the cupcakes I made. As you might know I love to make Disney cakes and have made a Princess Castle, Mickey Mouse, and Tinker Bell cake.
Everyone chatting during the party and eating some snacks.
One more picture of all the stuff we are donating. Anything that my daycare provider cannot use I will be bringing to a shelter.


4/23/10: Curious George Live

What a busy day. We started at the Shriner's Circus and then at night went to see the new Curious George Live! stage show. The kids had a great time and really enjoyed the show. All the performers did a great job. I highly recommend it.
Here is George being curious as always.
The kids hanging with George.
George learning how to make meatballs. Ok, now looking at this picture the guy in the back looks like Andy Samberg from Saturday Night Live.
Well everyone did well and Curious George even won a trophy. Since the show was all about Meatball making and recently we just saw Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs I made meatballs and pasta for dinner last night.

Friday, April 23, 2010

4/23/10: Allepo Shriner's Circus

We had a fun time again at the Allepo Shriner's Circus. What a fun event and only costs $10 per ticket. This is our 3rd visit to this Circus. Here are the kids with their Shriners Hats.
And hanging out with one of the clowns during intermisson.
Wow a Bear doing a hand stand. These Bears were cool. They even road bikes and a motorcycle.
Elephants, oh my!
Evan hanging out with another Clown friend.
What fun we had!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

4/18/10: What Will You Celebrate?

If you know me you know I am a Walt Disney World Fanatic so when a Disney Mom's panel was started I applied. I was not selected, however I was able to become part of the Disney Mom's Club. As part of this Mom's Club I was chosen to host a "What Will You Celebrate?" In-Home Celebration. What this means is I received a box full of crafts, games and favors to host a party for Disney. I just received my big red box recently. With our Disney vacation coming up soon, what a great event to get us all in the Disney mood.
Another Disney theme going on right now is "Give a day, get a day" where basically if you volunteer in your community you are given a free day pass to Disney Parks. Disney has asked that helping others in your community be part of the theme for the party.
Well what a good time for this as it relates to my life. A week ago my daycare provider's house had a major fire. My theme is for people to bring kids toys, blankets, and essentials to help rebuild their lives and her daycare.
Here is a picture of what Disney included.
I have had a great response to my party invitation and look forward to hosting this event. I also promote Disney on Ice, another great Disney family event.

Monday, April 12, 2010

4/10/2010: Lauren's 3rd Birthday Tinker Bell Party

Lauren had a wonderful Tinker Bell party over the weekend. Here she is with the Fairy cake that Mommy made. We had a KinderMusik program which was a lot of fun for the kids. They especially liked playing with musical instruments.
And bubbles are always a favorite.

And they actually sat for a Tinker Bell story.
Time for cake. Yum! Everyone wanted a piece of the waterfall.
Here is a slideshow of some more pictures.

Here are Lauren's Formal Shots for her birthday. She was posing like a little model.

Friday, April 9, 2010

4/9/10: A Day of Swim and Gymnastics

Today we had a fun day of activities. We went to Gymnastics and Evan's swim which we could go in and watch. Here they are being cute together at Gymnastics.

And Evan showing off his big muscles at swim class.

Lauren all excited to go to Gymnastics.
Having fun.

Monday, April 5, 2010

4/4/10: Happy Easter!

We had another lovely Easter. We were very lucky after all the recent rain to have a beautiful day with nice warm weather. The kids looked so adorable. Love this picture. Notice Evan's hand on Lauren's head and her arm around him.
The Easter Bunny came! What nice baskets he brought.
Checking out their loot.
And the Easter Bunny hid eggs. The kids got to do 5 egg hunts this year.
Another adorable picture of them.
Lauren looking cute.
Evan looking handsome.
All the cousin's over at Nonno and Nonna's house right after their Easter Egg hunt.

Friday, April 2, 2010

4/2/10: YMCA Easter Party

Today we went over to the YMCA for the annual Easter Party with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt. What fun the kids had. Here is our picture from last year.
Here they are with the Easter Bunny. They had so much fun hunting for eggs and doing crafts and bouncing in the bounce house.