Sunday, November 29, 2009

Play kitchen

Over at ohdeedoh, I came across some fab DIY play kitchens. Even though most of the store-bought variety are covered with various shades of pink plastic, I still wanted the boys to enjoy the experience of pretend play in a kitchen. So, I made mine own. We were going to throw out this little table that had doubled as a bedside table in our guest room. It was part of a large desk that had been tossed out years ago. I convinced my husband to repurpose it as a play oven/sink.

I painted black circles on top for the stove eyes. Painted baby food jar lids are used for knobs. The top drawer contains a red bowl the boys use as a sink. When the boys aren't playing with it, it also doubles as small side table in our den. Monkey stashes his favorite birthday gift in the bottom - this really cool food set.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

This was my Thanksgiving centerpiece, although we ended up having to move it to make room for the food! I had it out on my dining room table for a couple of weeks. I used the pumpkins from my Halloween decorations and added some gilded walnuts I painted with gold craft paint. I plan on using the walnuts in my Christmas decor.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Out of This World Birthday

Monkey turned two. It's not long after Halloween and with all the parties and events that go along with the holiday, we decided to keep it a family birthday party with some simple decorations, cupcakes and balloons. My husband and I agreed that our kids would have their first "friends" birthday parties when they turned four. We had an early dinner and celebrated right after. I decided to make it a Wall-E theme, because the boys LOVE that movie. I made Wall-E cupcakes.

I did them fast, so they aren't as polished as I would've liked, but I don't think Monkey cared. Yeah, I didn't even bother putting him in something that matched.

I utilized my pom-poms and glass balls, along with some other stuff around the house and made a solar system mobile. I think I'm going to find some way to hang it up in their room.