You can’t do that on Television was a Canadian TV show that aired the year after I was born. This show consisted of teenage comedy sketches that involved slime that would get dumped on their heads. It was pretty hilarious to watch actually.
So when my friend Ilana told me that the Kids Choice Awards were coming up and Nickelodeon was hosting it…I thought this could be interesting…
We are always looking for fun ideas for our Project Playdates as Gavin and Mazzy love any reason to hang out. And they seem to really love when we have a fun activity planned!
So I found a recipe for “the best green slime” on Pinterest and it only required a few supplies. I was down.
School Glue (8 oz bottle)
Liquid Starch (1 cup)
Green paint (we used glow in the dark) – you only need 1 squish….or the whole bottle…yikes.
Give it a good stir.
Finish that bottle of paint…ya may as as well….
AND Get Ready – To – SLIME!
Now stop it! That’s too much slime! You’re making a MESS! It’s getting ALL OVER OUR CLOTHES!
Well that made for a super fun clean up.
Moving on to the cupcakes….they also got slimed.
My sister was visiting for the weekend and we made a lime custard slime to top some baked off cupcakes. Oh hell these were disgusting. But boy did they look pretty. !!
We also had a little slime lime punch…what’s a slime party without a little punch?!
The playdate was a successful mess. And as usual, the kids had a blast.
All photos above were taken by my friend Ilana Wiles of Mommy Shorts.
A couple weeks ago we received our younger son, Luke’s school photos. My husband was quick to ask me if I have been saving the school photos for each of our boys for every year of school that they have had so far. Um……no. I haven’t. Great idea! Why are we just thinking of this now? I have been scrambling to find the last couple years worth of shots (My kids are only 5 and 2…so don’t worry we’re not that behind here) so I can start a collection of their school photos. There is no turning back the clock with your kids. Time is flying over here.
It dawned on me as I was pulling these photos out that kids today sure do seem a lot cooler then when I was a kid. My mom thought the good ol’ fashioned bowl cut was a good look and Michelle was pinned with sky high pigtails.
Fast forward to present day. I mean look at this guy. Does it get cooler then this? Will he look back at this photo in 20 years and say what was my mom thinking?
Well we owe these fantastic shots of our kids to Stomping Ground Photo.
Stomping Ground Photo opened in 2009 and has been growing steadily ever since. They work with over 130 schools in the NYC area and also have divisions in Los Angeles and Boston. A small sampling of some Manhattan schools work with include…Little Red School House, Avenues, Manhattan Day School, Bank Street, Blue School, Friends, The Caedmon School, PS 3, PS 150, Beginnings, Buckle My Shoe and Barrow Street Nursery.
They are a pleasure to work with and their staff are the sweetest. They are amazing with kids! Mine won’t smile for me when I ask them to but it certainly looks like they are enjoying themselves in their sibling shots.
When we are young, it kind of feels like life is a fairy tale. That’s certainly how you will feel after looking at these photos of Gavin and Mazzy…
Gavin and Mazzy who have been friends for almost half their lives now, went out on a little play “date” after school to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Little kids in the big city can sometimes be a bit challenging. Fast cars, icy snow, constant stimulation! These two know how rock it though and they had a blast. They spent a solid 2 hours laughing. At one point they said “let’s run ahead of the grown ups” so we can be in charge. They were doing everything in their power for some freedom in the most innocent way.
Growing up I had a boy “friend” who I pretended to marry. I cannot imagine having photos that documented our child hood like this. Looking back at them now would be so fascinating. Gavin and Mazzy’s date was captured by lifestyle photographer Dave Robbins. Dave’s photos document their date telling the story exactly as it happened.
The kids began their after school play “date” at an adorable little flower shop called Very Special Flowers which can be found on 10th street in the West Village. Gavin and I arrived a little early and chose a few pretty pink flowers to surprise Mazzy with. They were giggly and gitty when they first saw each other.
We carried on for a “mocktail” at Jeffrey’s Grocery. The kids said cheers and gabbed it up for a few minutes. They felt VERY independent sitting at their own table!
Moving forward they hit up Magnolia Bakery. Cupcakes before dinner? Why not! We’re celebrating Valentine’s day. Let’s be spontaneous and romantic!
Before we could even tell him to do so…Gavin was opening the door for his little lady like a perfect gentleman.
Together they chose their flavors…
Waited patiently for their cupcakes…
And threw them back with great delight!
I think that it is darling to see these two share their youth as such close friends. You never know what the future holds but no matter what that may be, these two will forever have these memories.
To see more on Gavin & Mazzy’s date including all of the details for their adorable outfits from Gymboree click over to Mommy Shorts.