Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Doing this Stay at Home Mom thing up BIG

Some of the neighbor ladies and I had a little get-together/feeding frenzy for the toddlers to commemorate the inauguration. First I turned our living room into the National Mall with the Washington Monument on one side:

Toddler Inauguration Party

And Capitol Hill on the other side:

Toddler Inauguration Party

Then I made festive little toddler hors d'oeuvres.

(These are all that were left after the aforementioned feeding frenzy)

There were also cookies (red, white, and blue sugar cookies, naturally), hummus, bagel chips, and popcorn.

Then I invited a whole bunch of toddlers and friends over and let them have at it. No pictures but imagine an episode of Nova when the scientists throw a bucket of chum into the ocean and all the sharks come and fight over it. Then superimpose that on my coffee table.

I'm like one "scrapbook nite" away from owning a holiday motif sweatshirt.*

Charlie cheered heartily along with the crowd on TV and shrieked "Oba-Biden-Mama!" whenever the NEW PRESIDENT was shown. Such a great day.

*And it was really really fun. I'm already thinking I'll do a toddler Mardi Gras party**. Shhh, don't tell my twenty-two year old self!

**If I'm not still in academic purgatory then. We will see.


mbc said...

I'm not your Dr. Advisor, but you sound like a pre-school teacher in the making my dear!! What a fun time.

LL said...

That's awesome! I love the decorations- so creative!

Sarah said...


Anonymous said...

Great idea. I watched alone. I had to wonder what mine were doing at school. I was so happy when I found out they got to watch in school. Yay school! Yay history!

AJU5's Mom said...

You are so crafty/creative!

Kyla said...

That's amazing! Good job.

Anonymous said...

And just think! All I did was try to eat lunch while listening to the oath-taking and Aretha singing...all the while sobbing through a mouthful of Triscuits. A good day all around. I feel blessed. And I don't say that very often.

sarah said...

That is amazing. Can you feed me these ideas before the actual event next time so I can totally steal them from you and pretend I came up with them on my own? I spent most of inauguration day saying, "Ethan! Please! Mommy's trying to hear the TV!"