Monday, March 25, 2013

Apples and Color Red

Who would argue that apples are healthy and delicious? Too bad, this baby is only learning to eat apples. And she doesn't like apple juice. So, I decided to make an apple party for her. It was actually Johnny Appleseed party. The great kind man from Ohio: why not celebrate him twice a year :)

We had lots of fun. I decorated the wall with an apple tree. The red apples are hanging on magnets, they can be removed and put back on.


We made our own movie based on the book "Ten red apples" by Pat Hutchens. This is a great book for staging. Everybody had to be an animal (with whatever animal toys we had at the house). People took turns to come up to the tree, "eat" an apple, and make an animal sounds. The older boy was a main character - a farmer. The farmer kept saying "Oh, no, no! Leave some for me!" At the end he had to "eat" the last apple. We also was singing and dancing together. It is a fun movie!

I made apple cupcakes. Red are red velvet with butter cream, and green are vanilla with cream cheese. Here they are:


We had red balloons dropped from the second floor and played with the balloons for a while. Camilla had to play with them for a while before and after: she loved her balloons. And yes, we still have a couple of them laying around (out of 24 - LOL). She also loves when her big brother plays balloons with her.

The apple hunt was a real quick one: the final practice before the egg hunt. The weather was bad outside, and we had it inside. Everybody took their baskets and collected the paper apples from the floor and furniture. Camilla loves her basket full of apples and plays with it every day.

And of course, the very delicious: apple trees made of a giant marshmallow, Reeses pieces, half apple, and peanut butter.

Camilla eats her apples after the party: Yaayyy! Still doesn't like apple juice :)