Category Archives: Fun

Saucy Faces

Sometimes, we eat spaghetti.

Did you know that grains, unless properly prepared, can actually be bad for your health, particularly your gut? For this reason, we try to not consume a lot of grains/pastas unless we soak them, but sometimes, you gotta go with the cheapest option 😉

It was not only yummy, but also fun to photograph! I love their saucy faces.

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A heart attack

I have never made a big deal of Valentine’s Day for the girls. I like to give them a small little gift as a reminder of my love for them. I refuse to buy into the disgusting, materialistic event it has become.

I did, however planned on making it a teaching day about love. True love. God’s unending, unconditional love for us. I wanted to have a little family dinner at home with a special dessert, and lovely homemade decorations.

It was such a beautiful vision in my head. Too bad it didn’t happen. Ha. Life gets in the way. We did enjoy love that day, love from Mawnie and Papa that were in town visiting from Hawaii.

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The simple gift I did end up making for them was a “heart attack” inspired from Pinterest (a bunch of paper hearts inside a box). I sewed a paper heart garland and taped it in their mailboxes with glittery tape. When they opened the box, they would pull and reveal the hearts. Simple but sweet.

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I hope your day was filled with love.

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And about teaching about God’s love? That is done every day, we don’t have to wait for next year!

Two Little Monkeys

Jumping on the bed!

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Have you made goals for the new year? How are you doing? One of my goals for this year is to encourage or prompt play for my children. I have been in a “mothering rut” for a while. I think it started while I was pregnant, tired and unable to move “properly” and when Granola was born, well, that just increased it even more… letting the big girls watch too many movies so I can have time to nurse the baby.

Mommy guilt set in. So I have made it my resolution to get back to that state of mind that children need play to learn about life. To encourage play and let loose a little more. I have been doing great so far, and notice a difference in the girls’ attitudes and also in mine! Positivity does wonders!

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Another goal for the new year is to more clearly define the purpose of this blog. I have been wrestling with the idea of not writing as much as I used to, mostly for lack of time. I do, however enjoy writing, so I decided that when I feel motivated to write something, I will. I don’t want blogging to feel like a chore, I want it to always be as enjoyable and a creativity outlet as I set it out to be since the beginning.

So now, you will never know if you’ll have just pictures or something interesting (I hope) to read! Keepin’ it fresh.

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A Rainbow Birthday

As promised, here is The Bundle’s fourth birthday party! The theme was rainbows, and if you follow me on pinterest, you already knew that, because I planned it way ahead of time 😉

The party turned out good, although, I ended up not making enough food or cake. I hadn’t even finished decorating when the guests started to arrive, either!  Looking back, it was a successful party, even if it didn’t turn out how it “looked” in my head.

We had it inside, because it was just too disgustingly hot outside. I had planned on it being outside, with a beautiful rainbow made of balloons swaying in the wind… sigh…sometimes you can’t have it all.

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The favors had chocolate coins in them.

A coral, mint and gold birthday party.

I wanted to keep things pretty simple with this party, a few homemade decorations, some snacks and cupcakes and that was it. To my mother, however, a party is not a party unless food is served. She volunteered to help me cook the food, which ended up being a lot more work than I wanted, but it turned out delicious.

I don’t like character (cartoon) themed parties, so I will stay away from them as long as I can…. or at least until the girls start choosing their own themes. The theme for this party was simple, just colors! Coral and mint with accents of gold.

The party was at the same park as the Ninja Birthday for The Bundle’s third. I love that little park because there is never anyone there. Except this time, there was a group of moms with their toddlers when we arrived to set up….

The goodie bags were closed with tiny clothes pins with gold glitter on them. Aren’t they the cutest?!

I think I spent the most time making the toppers for the cupcakes. I spray painted them gold first, but I wanted them be a little more sparkly, so I added gold glitter glue. It didn’t occur to me, until they were done, that they might actually sell gold glittery paper at a craft store!

The cupcakes were delicious, oh my. They were from Smitten Kitchen, Roasted Apple Spice Sheet Cake, this recipe is definitely one to keep!

The paper flowers were so fun to make! So unlike myself, I had them finished like a week or two before the party, yay! I hung them above the cupcake table, but I didn’t get a good picture of them them.

Only this one:

The party turned out great. Small and intimate and fun. The sprinklers came on right where were had set up, though, but the men came to the rescue and moved the tables and somehow managed to keep the sprinklers from us while they were going.

Sister Lou, though, wasn’t so lucky. She jumped on a puddle, slipped and landed on her head. Poor birthday girl! She got her dress soaked! She enjoyed her cupcake nonetheless 😉 Tata came to rescue with his perfect gift: a bumble bee costume. Perfect, she enjoyed the rest of the party dressed as a bee.

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Oh! I realize I never shared The Bundle’s 4th from this past June! Hopefully before this baby comes, I can get around to sharing it!