On Easter morning, there was nothing better than waking up and finding an entire basket filled with sweets awaiting me in the living room. Cadbury eggs, Reese’s Pieces and Peeps were staples in my basket year after year. From a candy perspective, it was almost as good as Halloween. Now that I am a mom to a toddler, I’m not keen on giving in to the power of candy just yet. She already knows (and loves) cupcakes and cookies, so I would like to keep chocolate bars a secret for a little while longer. On the other hand, I don’t want to be a totally lame mom and give her a basket of fruits and veggies so I came up with these easy Goldfish carrots, which is a slightly healthier yet very adorable alternative.
* Piping bags
* Goldfish crackers or any healthy orange snack
* Roll of green crepe streamers
* Roll of green washi tape
STEP BY STEP
* Fill piping bags about 3/4 way up with Goldfish crackers
* Cut 2-3″ sections of crepe streamers and stack on top of one another. Cut the stack into thirds lengthwise – these will be the carrot tops
* Cut 2-3″ pieces of washi tape
* Twist the top of each bag and add 4-5 pieces of crepe streamer paper, fanned out
* Wrap the washi tape around the twisted bag and crepe paper to seal
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.