Archive for March, 2012

Easter Is Coming

With Easter only a few weeks away, what better way to create lasting memories for you and your children than with some fun and games?  Here are some fun ways to do just that.

Guess how many eggs.  Get a glass jar or a basket and place some smaller eggs or even lollies in the jar or basket.  Hand out a pencil and paper and get each child to guess how many eggs or lollies are in the container.  The one closest to the actual number is declared the winner!

While the Easter egg hunt is always good fun you can do a small variation by getting your kids to match Easter eggs by the colour of the wrapper.   The other good aspect of this is that if they collect unmatched eggs then at the end of the game they can swap and match with the rest of the family.

How about Pin the Egg on the Basket?  Draw a big picture of an Easter basket as well as some eggs using coloured paper.  Give out each egg with adhesive on the back and their name on the front and with a blind fold spin them around and see how close they can get with the prize going to player that gets the closest.

For a whole lot more fun and games have a look at this site: http://holidays.kaboose.com/easter-party.html.

It is always good fun at Easter to leave bunny footprints around the house.  The footprints are easy to make and easier to clean up with a quick vacuum or a broom.   Here is the best way to do it:

  • Pour a small amount of baby powder in a bowl.
  • With your thumb and first 2 fingers dip them into the powder.
  • Then work out where you trail will go and then press your 3 fingers on the carpet and or furniture.
  • A quick vacuum or a broom cleans everything up in no time.

As your kids get a bit older you can make the trail harder to find and follow.

An alternative is to use paper to cut out some footprints that you can then decorate and place around the house or even outside.  Don’t forget to get the lefts and rights around the right way or maybe even mix them up for a bit of a laugh.

What more proof could you have that the Easter Bunny has been at your house than seeing actual footprints!!

Don’t forget to take lots of photos of these moments.  You will treasure them in years to come.

Easter is such a great time for your family and some of these ideas can add to that memory that can last for ever.

Watch The Family Grow

If you have children, you will know how fast they can grow. And it is almost impossible to cherish every moment as life, schedules and deadlines often get in the way. Regular annual photographs are a great way to build a story of your family.

Taking photographs and capturing your memories is getting easier and cheaper as technology progresses. No longer do we need to be concerned about the cost of developing, only to be dismayed by the quality of the photographs. And nor do we need to be worried about our photographs fading over time as digital photographs can last forever if stored correctly. Photograph books allow for easy capturing of a year in time and taking annual photographs will enable you to showcase your lives together.

As I was browsing the internet I came across a number of families who had been taking annual photos of themselves since the 70s with fantastic results, two of which are listed below.

• Since the 1970s the Goldberg’s take annual headshots of the family members to see how they change each year.

• Here 4 sisters have been photographed together since 1975.

These examples are not the classic happy family shots you would imagine but rather just natural shots of the family together showing how they age and grow year after year. What an achievement!

Build up your memories with regular photo shoots and create your own piece of history.