Friday, April 4, 2014

Rainbow Week--Spring Break 2014

Spring Break.  When you stay home with your kids who aren't in Kindergarten yet, everyday is kind of like a break...and by "break" I mean cleaning, meetings, studies, errands, laundry, dishes, pre-school, planning, etc.  Some of our normal activities were not happening that week so to fill some free time, I wanted to do something fun.  I remember one spring break growing up when my mom planned everyday to be something different.  One day that sticks out was backwards day (we ate dessert first and had spaghetti for breakfast).  Since the girls are super into rainbows and colors right now, we did Rainbow Week.  Everyday was a different color and we dressed and ate dinner of that color.  Monday of that week was St. Patrick's Day so our days were out of order a bit but you get the picture.  Fun times, super easy, and it didn't cost anything....except $3 for a purple shirt for Andy :)
Strawberry milk   
We made apple stamps (cut them into stars and hearts).
 And we ate strawberry applesauce, raspberry yogurt, and noodles with red sauce for dinner.
 Butternut squash casserole, carrots, oranges, peaches, and cheese puffs for dinner.
Our Sarah Cole...
Mustard chicken, pineapple, corn, and egg salad for dinner. 
 We already covered this but broccoli, asparagus, chicken and noodles with pesto, and kale salad.
 On our blue day we had a Frozen party with some friends...we made marshmallow Olafs and had to blue slushies...  
and blue jello
and blue cupcakes.
 Beet and beef soup (Borsht), red cabbage, purple jello, and beet salad.  Probably the weirdest (and hardest to find) combination of purple food.  Turns out, the girls are not fans of beets :)
 This was the fun part:  all week, everywhere we went, we looked for things that were the color of the day and took pictures of them.  Then I had them printed off so we could make this.  It turned out great and the girls are excited to have it hanging in their room.  It was a fun week and I need to start thinking about what to do next year :)
 We are so happy that spring has been slowly revealing itself in KS.  Next week the girls and I head to TX to visit Nana and Papa and then Easter!  Hope you are all well!  Love to you all!

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