Summer Vacation Time !!! Week-1

Hey !!! It’s finally Summer!!! Vacation Time !!!

Pari’s kindergarten got over last to last Friday. She was.. as usual excited about the summer vacation. And I was getting emotional my lil daughter is now grown up as she finished her school year. So in the evening we went to the restaurant along with Pari’s best friend. .. had fun time together. ..
Saturday… we went to Kohls for some shopping and in the evening Pari’s Dad’s friends had come over.
Sunday..being Father’s Day. .. Pari gave me the warning “no more shouting at Daddy today. .. Today he gets to do what he wants to “Plus she gave these gifts.

And they both have started a project – Wall decor Canvas art. This is the beginning. .let’s see how it turns out.

Wall Decor

After being a little senti about my lil daughter completing her Kindergarten, I was all ready to begin the exciting summer vacation with her, and so did Pari. This was my plan.

Morning by 10 o’clock- Get up, get ready, finish breakfast.

10-1: Summer Reading, Hindi Study, a little work of art & design, and Maths.

1-3: Lunch, Making Dinner,TV Time

3-6: Craft, Dance Time

6-8: Playing Outside,Daddy Time.

But this is how we completed her first week.

Monday– Morning: she could not wait for the art work to be finished, and we both were adding glitter to the beautiful chevron painting which was actually her idea and materialized by her Daddy. This is what we did.

Chevron Wall Decor And we did couple of recycled projects too.

Evening-we both are watching Cupcake Wars and drooling over beautiful cupcake display. Made cupcakes too.

Cupcakes

Tuesday-Morning: A little of reading -her favorite Piggie and Gerald. The old salt box which she had painted last year to keep her color pencils and markers needed some renovation. So, we got a Hello Kitty Duck Tape, wrapped it up & gave a new shape 🙂Pen Stand

Afternoon-evening: Playdate with a 5th grader.

Wednesday

Morning: A lazy morning. We both slept after breakfast. No Crafts. Only Watching Cupcake Wars and some other programs on Netflix. A very very lazy day. We did some reading too.

Thursday-

Created two vanity trays with old photo frames, by adding glitter paper. One for my vanity and the other one for keeping Pari’s Dad’s watches. Yet to give some height.

Vanity Tray

Friday Evening: Her Last Dance Class.

Saturday & Sunday- Shopping for friend’s and cooking.

So, this is how, we spent her 1st week of Summer. Totally different from what I had planned. Will post soon about Week-2 🙂

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Disney Autograph Book

After learning about the Disney vacations, Pari was so excited about meeting the princesses and Minnie mouse in Disney, we got to start making the Autograph book, I am usually not an autograph person, but I loved making this super easy autograph book for my kiddo. She loved making this autograph book and we got so many compliments in Disney World. I don’t remember how many times I would have told the story about making of this autograph book…

Well, the story continues here….Inspired from Pinterest. Here is the completed picture of the filled up autograph pages.

DisneyAutographBookI just bought an Art book from AC Moore for $2.50. ( I used 50 % off coupon). Then I took the beautiful pictures from the lovely people on DISboards. Took the printout of 5×7 size on A4 size paper, which means I had 2 images on 1 page. And since I don’t have paper cutter, we went to Fedex to cut these pictures. Here are the autograph pages.

Autograph PagesI had included most of the Disney characters, & arranged in this order. Few of the pages were blank.

  1. Ariel
  2. Anna
  3. Aurora
  4. Alice
  5. Belle
  6. Cinderella
  7. Chip-n-Dale
  8. Donald Duck
  9. Daisy Duck
  10. Elsa
  11. Goofy
  12. Jasmine
  13. Aladdin – Jasmine & Aladdin meet together, so that’s why, I included these two pages together
  14. Merida
  15. Mickey Mouse
  16. Minnie Mouse
  17. Safari Minnie- This was included because I thought we might meet Minnie twice, and it came true. We met her twice to take the autographs
  18. Peter Pan- Oh, how much I wanted to meet him, but there was no meet and greet but anyways, we got to see Peter Pan and Wendy in “Dream Along with Mickey” Show. So, in the completed Autograph book, there is no signature, but I have pasted his picture.
  19. Wendy – same as above in Peter Pan.
  20. Pluto
  21. Pocahontas
  22. Rapunzel
  23. Snow White
  24. Tiana
  25. Prince Naveen – Prince Naveen can be met only with Tiana in the evening around 5 o’ clock. Could not meet him, so, just took his photo at the Day Parade and pasted the same in the autograph book
  26. Tigger
  27. Winnie the Pooh- Winnie the Pooh & Tigger can be met together, So, I included them together.
  28. Tinkerbell- one for Pari
  29. Tinkerbell – This one for Pari’s dad – greatest fan of Tinkerbell
  30. Woody – again no autograph, met him in the Street Dance Party
  31. Jessie
  32. Anastasia
  33. Drizella
  34. Lady Tremaine
  35. Blank page – Princess Mulan
  36. Blank page- Cinderella’s second meeting
  37. Blank page – Ariel, the mermaid
  38. Blank page- Gaston
  39. Blank page – Rafiki

When I was making this autograph book, we did not imagine that we will meet each & every Disney character. So, in total we had around 40 signatures from Disney … yippee !!!

This is the front page of Autograph book, which I designed in GIMP. I loved making Disney princesses as name fills for Shubhangi. She was so excited to see the name fills and requested me to include her favorites: Tinkerbell, Olaf, Minnie mouse, Rosetta and Silver mist in the front page. Second & third page (can be seen in the 1st pic) was designed by Pari with her favorite stickers and other embellishments.

Autograph BookAfter the images were cut in 5×7 size, then we sticked on in the Autograph book. The empty pages is, where we will stick the photograph with Disney Character, making it a scrapbook.

Autograph Book pages2 Autograph Book Pages& Tada !!! The super easy & inexpensive Autograph book was ready for adventure in Disney World !!! So easy (no experience required on scrapbooking) & looks too good compared to the plain Autograph books sold in Disney.

For the autograph, we took several colors of Sharpie for the princesses and retractable black BIC markers for Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Goofy.

Next Post: Magic Kingdom Theme Park – Touring Plan.

Jewelry Making For Kids

3 months before, Pari got so much interested in Jewelry making.. Whenever, we visited AC Moore or Michael’s, she will keep looking at the beads section and Jewelry making kits . So, one fine day, we bought some beads (on 50 % off), and stretchy wire, and as soon as we were back, we made a bracelet and a necklace. We both loved it. Photos are not so good.. But they were so pretty and Pari loved the entire process of jewelry making.

Pari making necklace

Pari busy in making necklace

necklace is ready

Pink & Green Necklace is ready

bracelet

Bracelet