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.