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Shamrocks and Fruitloops

Our St. Patrick's Day Activites
A close family member had a double mastectomy on Friday so everyone in the family is doing what they can to help out. 
My duty today was babysitting.

Once I knew I would have the kids' cousins over on St. Patrick's day I started planning.  Oh my were we going to have fun!

(Spencer was not over for the festivities because it was not my weekend :(, although tomorrow he will get a chance to participate in the activities.)

I gave the girls and Isaiah until lunch time to play dress up or whatever it is they play *chuckle* while I got the activities ready.

Graphing Fruitloops

I poured about half a cup of Fruitloops into the cups and gave the girls paper to sort/graph the colors they had in their cups. 

Isaiah sorted his colors but lost interest in the activity quickly and made his way over to the dinosaurs. 

 Emma started by dumping all the Fruitloops out and picking a color to sort first.

Athena wanted to pull her Fruitloops out of the cup one by one but was quickly frustrated when she couldn't continue finding one color without digging. 
(daddy helped by dumping them and sorting)

Emma found she had more green then any other color

Athena had almost an equal amount of all colors

When they finished graphing they made Fruitloop necklaces! 

Smile! XD

We talked about rainbows, leprechauns, and pots of golden candy while crafting the necklaces.

I helped Isaiah make one as well but he ate it all to fast for a picture.

Then it was time for.....

Shamrock Shakes!!!

The girls gave themselves green lipstick with the marshmallow-sprinkle mixture on the rim. 
 (so did Jerry but he wouldn't let me take his picture ;) )

After the cousins left and I was making dinner I set up a tic-tac-toe board for Athena and daddy.  It is their favorite game to play together and it is very easy for me to make it festive.

Then Athena wanted to make up her own game.  She 'created' the classic throw the object into the square for a point game.  

She was very proud! 

Dinner time put a pause to the games but as soon as we were done Athena asked for a Shamrock bath, so that is how she ended her night.

Tomorrow I plan on spending more time talking about St. Patrick and doing a couple other themed activities I was not able to complete due this past week.
I also want to talk about it more with Spencer and my sister asked if we could do some St. Patrick's day things on Skype.

I am looking forward to a good day!


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