So I know it's still REALLY early to start planning a party for Bear but I can't help it! I get an idea and just have to roll with it so everything isn't so last minute! I found an awesome vector pack of construction stuff for $8 and used the design tools at work to make these beauties...
Invitations (this doesnt have the finished picture of bear so it's a little choppy)
And these are the triangle banners - keep in mind that they will be cut out and hung on a sting to spell "BEAR" and there will be "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" ones to go above too!
If anyone wants custom invites shoot me an email - I love doing this stuff! firstname.lastname@example.org
The logic behind the size and setup for these is that a big chart for each day is too overwhelming for us since he's still under two and we're just starting out. He gets a star sticker for siting on the potty and trying for at least 1 minute and if he actually uses the potty (pee or poop) he gets to pick a mystery sticker. We try throughout the day but the sticker stickin' happens at night before bed. I figure once he's consistently using the potty at least once per day we will move on to daily charts instead of weekly.
Life has been busy but I foresee a calm period from here on - hooray! The other morning we decided to make our breakfast into a quick Easter project before mommy ran off to work, Dinosaur Easter Eggs.
Super simple and very fun to eat - we made two colors and saved the others for later. These can also be made into "deviled eggs" which would be pretty cool.
What you need:
Eggs - white or brown and your choice on how many
Baggies - one for each color you intend to use, you could use a bowl but for easy cleanup we used bags.
put you eggs in the pot and bring to a boil. Boil for 9 minutes - i find this is the magic number for hard boiled eggs on an electric stovetop. Once the eggs are finished run cool water over them so they can be easily handled. Now lightly crack the eggs on the counter or hard surface. You want them cracked all over but not so much so the shell falls off.
In your baggies put 3 tablespoons cool water and 10 drops of food dye. Drop in one egg at a time and shake until coated. Set back into the container to get the excess dye off (or rinse them). Now peel and enjoy!!