I’d like to interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post for a note from my muse: Luke. Mom, you’re taking out the camera? Good. I’ll stand here and look cute. Need my arm behind my head? Fine. Want a Cheese? Ok. Here you go.
Now let’s move on…to Gavin’s lunch.
So now that my older son is in Kindergarten I’ve talked to you about how I now have to send lunch daily. This is very new. Not something we ever had to do in preschool.
Back when I wrote this post I thought ok Gavin is a little Foodie who eats everything so lunch should never be an issue. Well guess what? I was dead WRONG!
Want a fun way to spend a day with your kids outside during the Summer? Why not try Cool Whip painting? I mean really, is this not genius? You get your cool whip and tint it with *organic food coloring (I found some at Wholefoods), set up a table, hand them their paint brushes or let them use their tiny hands and off they go! Remember the smell of finger paints? How about the mess? I’m not gonna lie, this is pretty sloppy too but at least you will be able to hose them down if they end up wearing whipped cream. Weeeeeeee! This little DIY project is awesome because not only is it non-toxic, if your little ones happen to put anything and everything into their mouth well….hello….at least you can rest at ease that this won’t make them puke.
Here’s how you set this project up.
Wax or Finger Painting Paper
Dollar Store Paint brushes – or just fingers
(cheap and cheerful entertainment – right?)
Take the container of Cool Whip and divide it up in muffin tins. Drop in 2 drops of food coloring to each muffin well and mix. Now set up a box or table with the wax or finger painting paper.
Hopefully the kids will paint on the paper and not each other…..but the latter sounds COOLER doesn’t it?
How easy is this? I actually feel like doing this myself this weekend but I’m fearful of licking the paper off after the painting is done.
Stay tuned to see what I am whipping up next week.
xoxo Debi @thegardenofeatin
People often ask what my favorite thing to do with my family in New York City is. I think the answer is getting boring already because it’s always: a picnic in the park.
New York is filled with the most beautiful parks all with history, scenery and grassy patches open for picnicking.
So now let me tell you about the most genius idea ever. Perfect Picnic NYC.
Since Father’s day is so soon I thought it would be fun to get some new photos with my family. When I called Raquel to schedule a mini father’s day shoot I told her I don’t want to meet in the usual spot – my apartment. As much as I love the photos that I have with us in my home, I wanted something different. Something fun and seasonal.
I gave the ladies at Perfect Picnic NYC a shout. They got back to me immediately and together we worked out the most fabulous picnic.
Really nice to have someone else do the thinking for once, just grab your basket and go!
Perfect Picnic NYC put together one of the most beautiful spreads I’ve ever seen on a blanket. There was no detail missed.
Imagine if you could show up in the park to this. C’mon seriously? It’s genius.