St. Patrick’s Day Countdown Blocks

We love all forms of holiday countdown activities here at my house! Have you noticed that? I made these blocks the same way I made the Christmas Countdown Blocks that I shared back during my 10 Days of Christmas Countdown Ideas. It does require a handy husband with a saw. …

More Than a Wee Bit

St. Patrick’s Day is kinda a big deal in my house. Not because we are Catholic, but because we are Irish. A set of my 3rd great grandparents on my mom’s side both came to American from Ireland when they were children in the mid-1800’s. As adults, they met in …

The Etc Cup

There are a lot of activities that my son enjoys, yet between school, outside classes and events, these activities often get overlooked. This cup, which took on the name “The Etc. Cup” is a fun way to sneak in those random activities. On days when we end up being done …

A Gift for My Parents

Both my mom and step-dad’s birthdays are in February and this year I made them something that has been on my heart for a very long time. I’ve always wanted to make one of these for them and finally followed through on it after coming across a distant cousin of …

Elf on the Shelf

This is William Alfred Edison Rollo Theodore von Bonaparte, the Conqueror…our elf. This is one crazy elf, people. (I know some of you are thinking I am the crazy one for starting the elf thing almost 2 months before Christmas.) I think the elf overheard my husband talking about how …

The Elf “Elfed” Himself and More

http://aka.zero.jibjab.com/client/zero/ClientZero_EmbedViewer.swf?external_make_id=5IBmclqreiDc4XKi&service=elfyourself.jibjab.com&partnerID=ElfYourself http://aka.zero.jibjab.com/client/zero/ClientZero_EmbedViewer.swf?external_make_id=AaBTaLt8oyk7pfwA&service=elfyourself.jibjab.com&partnerID=ElfYourself The elf decided it would be fun to create videos on our family on Elf Yourself. The elf decided it would also be fun to create a little door for himself identical to our front door. He and his clone stayed up all night pigging out on every …

Elf on the Shelf – more ideas!

I think the elf overheard my husband talking about how he and his sister used to slide down the stairs in a box when they were kids. A toy battle with marshmallows as snowball weapons. The elf’s team consisted of such characters as Jabba the Hut, Large Lego Man, Bumblebee, …

Elfcapades with the Elf with the Very Long Name

William Alfred Edison Rollo Theodore von Bonaparte, the Conqueror, has certainly been busy… Of course! “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!” (from the movie Elf). Don’t you love the sign he made for the refrigerator. I think he was having a hard …

Inside My Head

Inside My Head: an activity for kids That is my son’s head, full of all the wonderful things he thinks of on a daily basis…Legos, robots, soup, chess, cookies, slime… This was relatively easy to do, all that is needed is: a piece of white paper a piece of colored …

Elf on the Shelf – More Elf-capades

Mr. von Bonaparte, the Conqueror decided it would be funny to make my son look like an elf. He colored on the Classical Conversations class picture!! (The elf used blue, mommy used Photoshop on everyone’s faces.) Then he thought it would be funny to T.P. my son’s bedroom doorway. He …