Life with the Shirley Family

Life with the Shirley Family

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A beautiful Charleston Day!

I have the good fortune to live in Charleston where if you don't like the weather, wait a day and it will be good again!  Seriously, this weekend had the most gorgeous weather of any November day I have seen in a long time!  A day that begs to go outdoors.  So to make sure we did that without having to fight with the lure of the Wii and Legos, we headed to Charlestowne landing.  It was one of those days where they have people out there in period dress pretending to live during that time.  We got to see women baking pie in an open hearth; watch cranberry beans cook over an open flame; and hear cannons being shot.  To be accurate, I should say hear and feel cannons being shot!  And we got to learn that indigo had to ferment in urine in order to turn into dye.  Makes me want to go out and buy some indigo dyed jeans!!
What we like to do to our boys on nice Charleston days!!

Sailing the Adventure ship
So we had a fun day outdoors!  Can't think of a better way to spend a nice day in Charleston.  And to end the evening, we had a building night.  Well, at least Dave and Camden built things.  Dave built Nathan's Kinex set and Camden built his new big Lego set.  They both have to spend more time finishing them...but that will make for more fun nights!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Camden!!

Today is not only election day, but also Camden's birthday.  After coming home from voting, Camden runs to me from his room yelling "I'm 6 today!!"  He was so excited.  His birthday party was Sunday; we went to Frankie's fun park on Monday; saw Wreck it Ralph today; and ended Camden's birthday day with dinner at O'Charley's.  And this Friday night his birthday present will be seeing Disney on Ice.  Whew!   

But his birthday started with a Lego Birthday Party!!  This was a fun party to plan.  There were so many fun ideas I found online and it was hard to narrow down what I wanted to do.  But here are the rest of the Lego things that were at the party.


Juice boxes transformed into a stack of Legos!!
The "6" Cupcakes.  Candy Lego men and Lego blocks

Lego block cakes!  The first birthday cake I have ever made for either of the boys!  Don't look too close!

Lego Jello jigglers...the big hit of the day!!
Camden and Nathan playing a Lego relay game.
Pin the head on the Lego man!

Blowing out the candles!

Of course the presents!!
The finished Lego heads were the goodie bag...they were filled with a Lego crayon and a Lego man. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Lego Prep

 Camden's birthday party is this Sunday and it is a Lego party!  There are so many cute ideas online that it is hard to not do them all!  So I am up to my eyeballs in Lego stuff!  Baby food jars painted yellow become.....
Lego heads to hold party favors!

Candy melts in Lego forms become Lego brick and Lego man candies...the second batch with PAM in the forms turned out better. 

Bags for Pinata candy turned into Legos easily with circle stencils.

And these will hopefully be turned into Lego brick cakes.  We will see how these turn out. 
And my favorite, Lego shaped crayons!!!

An LSU crayon just for Nathan!
Nothing in this party is original with me, but it has been fun making all sorts of Lego stuff.  One more day...who knows what else we can come up with!!!