Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pumping Water

While waiting for the Trolley to arrive Boo found a water pump.  He had so much fun pumping that water.  My grandparents used to have a mail box that was on a water pump stand and even though it didn't pump water we loved to play with it.  Fun how the simple things entertain kids.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

St. Augustine

Over President's Day Weekend Bo, Boo, and I went to St. Augustine to visit Bo's Aunt and Uncle. We had so much fun.  We took an Old Time Trolley Tour which was great except the gift shop was closed when we returned to the station at 4:30 and many more trolley's were coming in behind us.  Lets just say that company lost money that day.  

Boo loved the trolley and every time it started to take us to another location he call out - All Aboard. It was just adorable. 
 The Fountain of Youth.

The Lightner Museum's only interactive exhibit.  Boo was excellent in one of the oddest museums I have ever been to.  

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Pet

Boo has been wanting a pet for a while and it was pet week at school.  My heart just broke thinking he didn't have a pet to show the class. We went to PetSmart and got a Beta Fish.  Boo has loved her more than you could imagine.  He has tried to pet her, take her out of her bowl and just in general over lover her.  He loves to lay on the kitchen counter and talk to her. We asked him what he wanted to name her - his answer was BOO. Now we have two Boos in the house.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Scratch Off Ticket

I didn't come up with this idea but I thought it was to great not to share.
Start off with card stock stamp or make pretty. Write your message.

Cover with packing tape.
Paint with gold paint and dishsoap mix. 2 to 1 ratio of dishsoap to paint
Scratch off and see what fun message is reveled.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Funny Thing

Another Dollar Tree find. Michael J. Fox is a very interesting person to write a graduation book since he didn't graduate from high school.  But he wrote an entertaining book about how life can sometimes duplicate the adventures one has in college without going to college.  If you were interested in giving a book as a graduation gift this would be a good choice.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Here's the Deal

Howie Mandel's Book - Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me | [Howie Mandel , Josh Young]

The other day I went to the Dollar Tree for stuff for Boo's birthday and like always I found stuff I didn't need.  I LOVE there book section and I found Howie Mandel's book.  I couldn't pass it up.  I have been wanting to read it for a while.  It was an easy entertaining read.  I loved how honest he was about his OCD and how life happened to him. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Time to Ride the Train

Yes, We rented a train for Boo's Birthday party.  It was so much fun and the kids LOVED it.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Train Decorations

 Bo painted this train for Boo.
 I displayed it on the mantel as part of my decorations.
The banner contains pictures of Boo during the year.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Thomas the Tank Train Cake

 This is what our final cake looked like.

 A long way from what our test cake looked like.
 Our cake table.  The Lionel Train was a hit with the kids. The cupcakes are Gluten Free.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Party Favors

Mugs are both what the kids drank out of at the party and they got to take them home with them.
 Scrapbook paper with Thomas, James and Percy cutouts.  I found them on Christmas wrapping paper and used a die cut to get the circles even.
 In the cup
 I ran out of striped paper so the cousins got Thomas paper with their initial on them.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Time for a Thomas Party

Our Napkins
 Folded and Taped around the fork
 Displayed and Waiting for guest to arrive

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Second Best Deal Ever

I went into Big Lots the other day and all there Christmas stuff was 90% off and then an additional 20% off of that.  I got this movie for $0.12.  Can't beat that with a stick.  I wish they would've had a few more to choose from.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

More Ice and Snow

The Deep South is turning into the COLD South.  Last week we had two snow days and winter isn't over yet.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Vision Board

The other day i took two old canvases that i had around the house - painted them, looked in some magazines and cut out pictures that I liked.  The finished collage is what I came up with. I think I want a dog and I love the color purple.