Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hurricane Isaac

So schools in the area I work closed at 11:30 a.m. today.  That means we shuffled kids to the daycare and then closed at1p.m.  It was a little crazy since the storm didn't reach us until well into the evening but i guess they had expected it to come faster.

Oh well.  The kids and I enjoyed a break from school work-although we did count it a school day because we had "art class".  My kids LOVE to paint.  So anytime I get my paints out they have to get theirs out too!  So I gave them each a small canvas and let them at it.  It was great to see what they came up with.  I found a great idea on Pinterest I want to try next time we have a paint day.  I will need to find bigger canvas' for them though.... stay tuned!!!

So while I was combing the internet for inspiration for my canvas', I found this great idea on a blog.
Its called "Birthday Bags".  Every year on their child's birthday they gather birthday party supplies: cake mix, icing, candles, paper products, etc.  They place it in a bag and then deliver it to a local charity for distribution.  WHAT a FAB idea!!  I am always asking that people don't bring gifts anyway-what a great tradition to start with my kids.  It'll just add to the point I am trying to make about gifts-I want birthdays to be about celebration-not about the gifts. So we can take it one step further and help make another child's birthday brighter!!  Just like the blogger mentions, I never thought about under privileged kids not having birthday parties.  I have thought about them not having gifts-but never thought about the party.  So I think this will be a great idea.

Susan G. Komen 3-day Fundraiser

We are having a Zumbathon today to raise money for the Susan G. Komen 3-day.  We are giving away door prizes.  My sister already picked up a few of my pieces, but I thought a few pieces related to the cause might be nice too.  Especially since I woke up at 1:30am (that's what happens when you drink Red Bull with your dinner!)  So here are the pieces I started and finished tonight.

Field trip to the Old Capitol Building

Despite what my lovely five year old daughter says, we DID take a field trip today-even though we did not ride a bus. LOL. We took a trip to the Old Capitol building.  Although I don't know much about government, they did have a good time.   Next time we will take Daddy with us, although for 7 and 5 years old they learned enough for now anyway.