Happy Birthday, Scarlett!
She is 4 years old today.
So happy to have had our fun, chatty, polite, helpful, confident, creative, hilarious girl with us for the past four years. Looking forward to another year of great memories!
I had a hard time coming up with stuff for to eat for Wreck-It Ralph. We’d already gone to the candy store, so I didn’t want even more candy on the menu.
I put together a little candy sensory bin for Wreck- It Ralph.
Surprisingly, the kids didn’t try to eat it! I guess they had their fill of candy from the candy store. I might try to pull together an arcade themed bin, too. I just have to figure out what to put in it!
We let the kids pick whatever they wanted, and ended up with some bubble gum coins, sprees, chocolate malted eggs, candy corn, and a funny pink toilet filled with pink sugar and a lollipop plunger to dip! I got a selection of taffy to round it all out.
We did NOT buy the giant gummy snake at the front of the store.
I think our haul would’ve made Vanellope proud.
We were certainly successful in getting our own sugar rush!
One thing we wanted to leading up to our Wreck-It Ralph movie night was take the kids to an arcade. I was planning to bring them to the old school arcade at the mall but they decided they wanted to check out Chuck E. Cheese, a sponsor of their favorite PBS shows, instead. This was probably a good call since there was lots more stuff for preschoolers there.
|Driving with Daddy|
|Feeding The Frog|
|Whack A Mole – with Letters|
|Around the Clock|
With the release of Wreck-It Ralph this week, our family has a few fun activities planned leading up to movie night.
For Wreck-It Ralph week, remember:
“I am bad and that’s good, I will never be good and thats not bad, theres no one I would rather be than me.”
Since Tom and I are huge film nerds, the Oscars are pretty much our Super Bowl. Every year since 2005, I’ve put together a dinner based on the nominees. It is pure geeky fun!
|2005 Academy Award Party – Woohoo!|
This year, I wanted the kids to be able to get in on the fun. So our dinner focused on the Best Animated Feature nominees!
|Not actually the Scottish recipe, but tasty!|
|Frankenweenies in a Blanket (Lil Smokies in crescent rolls)|
|Green Frosting and Lifesavers = zombies|
|Leftover Valentine’s Day Candy – Spice Drops, Lifesavers, Pixy Stix|
I printed out the movie posters on 5×7 paper and stuck them in frames as table decor. I should have been doing this all along! I also printed out some coloring and activity pages based on the movies.
Scarlett is loving the photo props. Luke is not a fan of getting his pictures taken, but I got one smile out of him.
While the award show itself turned out to be not very kid-friendly, it worked out because the kids fell asleep right after the red carpet show.