Snowy Day Party: Egor’s Birthday Bash

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I’m the type of person that must come up with a plan if I’m going to be the kiddos all day.  I was expecting another snow day, where it was even too cold to play outside and I didn’t want to sit there crying in a corner thinking about sunny days drawing with sidewalk chalk on the driveway.  Therefore, I had to make a plan.  A plan that will keep them busy and out of my husband’s way while he worked at home during the snow storm.  We were going to have a birthday party for Egor, our fish, who apparently turned 1.

After our morning routine, I told the kids to clean up the toys to make room for decorations and games that we will have during Egor’s birthday party.  As they cleaned the floor, anxiously wondering what we will do for the big celebration, I thought that I might be onto something here.  I secretly planned things to do around the birthday party that needed to be done anyway, and was able to keep busy doing things while they were cleaning and decorating for the party. 

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After they “invited” all of Egors friends to join us in the dining room and set up the decorations that they hung up and or made, we made our snacks that we will be serving at the party.  I decide to make one of my favorite snack bites, No-Bake Energy Bites, which I pinned from Gimme Some Oven.  It’s a mixture of Oats, Peanut butter and all things good for you that the kiddos help measure, mix and prepare. 

Next, it was time to get Egor ready for his big party.  We worked together and washed out his tank while we sang Egor some songs.  The boys were very helpful and completely engaged so they weren’t fighting, screaming or whining.  I felt like the real winner so far. 

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We served the snacks and then played some games, which included; Pin the tail on Egor, Bubble drop, and swim like a fish.  Nolan drew a picture of a few fish in a tank.  We then used a fish tail Jackson cut out to pin the tail on Egor.  Bubble Drop was a game where each child had 10 cotton balls.  They used children’s chop sticks and picked up the cotton and drop them into a bowl in the middle of the room.  They raced each other, counted out loud and used their fine motor skills.  Next we threw all the cotton balls on the floor and swam like a fish threw through them while we picked them up and put them back in the bag.  They really enjoyed this part and had fun with it. 

Lastly, I wrapped one of the gifts that I saved from their birthday in June for a “rainy” day.  They opened it and played with it until lunch time. 

Although I was “pooped” after all this, it was a great morning and they were entertained for at least 2 ½ hours.  It was a great way to pass the time, keep them busy and get stuff done all at the same time.  Now, when’s Teddy’s birthday?