This weekend we had had loads of fun at my little cousin’s 1st birthday party. Everyone had a grand time playing fishy games at the kiddie pool, throwing beach balls, or just squirting an unsuspected guest. I had to run for cover a few times, concerned my camera would get soaked.
The birthday boy slept much of his birthday and looked so cute with his Nemo swimming gear. After much playing in the sun everyone enjoyed a delicious BBQ. Later that night guests had popcorn, cotton candy, cupcakes, cake pops, sea themed cookies, chocolate fondue with fruits, etc. The treat table was total eye candy….literally! Later we were asked to take the centerpieces home and the children couldn’t be more excited. The table centerpieces were pretty fish bowls containing happy, bright goldfish that guests willingly took home that night. Congrats to Karen & Manny ….. your little Nemo was the cutest, roundest little fish there.
Winter may not be a favorite season for some, yet children love playing in the snow. Who doesn’t remember having a snowball fight as a child? I must admit I wanted to stay home and not go out after this last snow storm. However, my little one quickly convinced me it was time to go play.
Winter time is a good time to let the inner child come out and play. If you have children, go and have fun! Make some snow angels, snowman or snowballs. Just be sure to dress children in warm layers, skip the cotton clothing this time. Choose fleece, wool or warm fabrics and keep hands and head covered. Offer a snack before going out to maintain energy and make sure their feet are warm and dry.
We have more snow on the way so it may be a good time to go to library and get some books to read with my little one. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and The Mitten by Jan Brett are two favorite classics for children. Perhaps you can also enjoy a good cup of hot chocolate and read to your child. Make some memories and Happy Valentine’s day!