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Sunday 13 February 2011

What are we doing today?

What are we doing today? These are usually the first words that Ava comes out with each morning. This is usually repeated again a few times throughout the day when Ava forgets what I've told her we have planned!

About a year ago I decided to create a "calendar" for Ava to show the day of the week and the activities that we have planned for the day. Every morning when Ava asks what we will be doing we go to her calendar and put up the name of the day and the relevant activity.

The calendar consists of a laminated sheet with the words "Today is" and "Today I will". Underneath these two lines are velcro dots to attach the name of the day and the name of the activity. I added two lines of velcro dots for the activity cards for busy days. 
Ava drew decorative borders around the edges of the sheet and added a happy sun :)

The calendar in use

Saturday 12 February 2011

Ava's 4th Birthday Party

Ava's 4th birthday party was last weekend so I thought I'd post a few pictures from the festivities.

First off let's start with the invitation...

Piñatas - Smashing good fun!

For Ava's recent birthday party I decided to make a piñata for the kids (little and big) to have fun smashing up.

Now, I know that I could have just purchased one but it seemed like a fun idea to make it myself plus most of the piñatas for sale are pretty tacky looking. No Dora or Barbie thank you very much!

It ended up taking quite a bit longer to make the piñata than I expected, but it turned out really well and I enjoyed making it - even though all those hours of hard work were smashed apart in just minutes!

Ava practices hitting the piñata very gently.
We didn't want it smashing before the party!

I thought I'd share on Little Hiccups my step by step instructions for piñata construction...

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