Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Color Run!

Today, my running buddies and I ran our first 5K race - The Color Run!  This is a crazy fun race in Piedmont Park where volunteers throw cornstarch-based "color" on you as you run!  It was totally wild, totally messy, and totally fun!  We had a great time!

Before the race... so fresh and so clean-clean!

After the race... colorful but nasty!

We had such a great time getting our colorfulness on!


 After party - Color Throw!
 Whew!  The Color Cloud choked you just a little bit!
 Our GoGo Juice helped us win!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Katie Anne's Easter Egg Hunt at School

Today, Katie Anne had her Easter Egg Hunt and party with the PreK! 

They made a whole morning of it and went to Dellinger Park.  They had a fun time playing basketball, going on a nature walk, having a picnic lunch, and hunting their eggs!  

Katie Anne was excited that both Mommy and Daddy got to come to her morning out, although not at the same time.  Saunders took off a few hours in the morning and hung out with her at the park, and then he headed back to work.  I came to see the egg hunt for about twenty minutes on my lunch break because today was a critical day for me at work (my class had their egg hunt and party today, too).   No one took a picture of Saunders and KA together, but I did ask Mrs. Bolen to snap a picture of KA and me!

It was a fun day, and Katie Anne had a great time!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Special Easter Shirts

I made the kids special shirts to wear to their school Easter egg hunts this year.  I'd seen the idea on Pinterest, and I actually used a dish towel that I found at Target for $1.99 as the fabric for the eggs!  

KA's new shirt:

SJ's new shirt:

KA in her shirt:

SJ wasn't really into taking pictures in his new shirt, so I got a crazy smile...
 and a pouty face!

The shirts were really easy, and I thought they turned out really cute.  I'm proud of them!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Outside Fun & A New Project

Today, Katie Anne and I started on a new project that I'd been wanting to do for awhile.  Katie Anne loves to play Angry Birds on my iPad, so I thought she would love to play an Angry Birds game outside with cans.  I thought this is a game that SJ could play, too.  Katie Anne and I have been saving veggie cans.  We went and picked out our colors of spray paint, and we were ready to get started.  (We also picked out a red ball and Krylon paint for plastics, but that part of the project didn't work out.  The paint stayed sticky and never dried, so Daddy found a great Angry Birds ball at Toys R Us that worked even better!)
  Oh so sunny!
 We started by painting the center of the cans light green - this was for the pigs' faces.
 While KA and I worked, Daddy and SJ played outside.  SJ got this riding toy from Gigi and Granddad for Christmas, and he loves it.
 He also took a turn on his motorcycle, or his 'cycle as he calls it.  We gave him this for Christmas, and he loves it, too! I knew he'd love all these riding toys once the weather warmed up.

While we waited on the cans to dry, KA rode her bike.

 The kids love being outside!
  The kids and Daddy started getting more daring, and they wanted to ride this toy really fast down the driveway.  Mommy had to be the responsible lame parent and insist that everyone who rode down the hill wear a helmet.

 Since SJ does everything that Sissy does - and we don't have any boy helmets yet - that meant SJ had to ride in a Disney princess helmet!

 SJ says he doesn't care - real men wear pink!

I worked for a few more sessions on our Angry Birds cans (this turned out to be more of a Mommy project with all that spray painting), and then we were ready to play a few days later!
Our finished cans:
Angry Birds fun!