The Ancient Egypt party was a blast! The kids wrote their names with the use of Ancient Egyptian writing called heiroglyphics onto peices of paper cut out into little tablets...very cute.
Here is a picture of the hieroglypic symbols we used:
Then they made little mummies to go inside an egg carton sarcophagus....another creative idea:
While they were making their mummies, we dined on Egyptian foods. Such as figs, dates, grapes, pomegranates, raisins & and other dried fruits.
The kids gobbled it up before I could take a picture of everything...but here's what was left:
Our activity was last and ended up being fun for all the kids. First we talked about the 3 different types of pyramids:
and TYPICAL or STANDARD PYRAMID
Then we discussed the structure of the pyramid and passed out our pretzels & marshmallows to begin construction.
Here is Dagyn's ...she's so proud of herself. It wasn't an easy thing to do...the pretzels didn't always want to stick to the marshmallows.
And here are Dyxon (left) and Devyn (right) making theirs. Notice Dyxon's concentration....tongue sticking out! He gets that from his Daddy. ;)
And here is Dyson in the lower right-hand corner concentrating very closely on his pyramid construction.
Denym is being held by my friend Aubree in the background on the left. She was so good for Aubree too. Which helped me out a lot since I was running around assisting the children with constructing their pyramids & passing out more marshmallows. For some reason they kept disappearing...hmmm?
And a party in the Arizona heat would not be complete without WATERMELON....YUMMY!!!
It would be OK to say that the kids had fun.
Next month we are traveling to ANCIENT CHINA!
A lot has happend over this past month...
...like for instance, Dagyn's birthay celebration.
Since Dagyn got a 'newly refurbised' bike for her birthday, we decided to celebrate by taking a bike ride to the nearby park (or should I say, water retention area). Chris had painted Devyn's old bike purple, added some bells & whistles (well a bell, a basket & some streamers) & I drew some silver pin-stripping decals on it ~ she loved it!
Devyn, unfortunately, wasn't home to join us (he was at football practice) when we got the spur-of-the-moment idea to go. Even without all of us there we still managed to have a great time.
Chris left me with the 2 little ones while Dylan, Dagyn & Dyson followed along with him to Mickey D's for some burgers & fries.
During that time Dyxon, Denym & I enjoyed playing 'chase down the mountain' (running down the slope/hill), hide-n-go-seek behind the trees (well actually, Denym just curiously watched Dyxon & I) & catch with the soccer ball that we brought along with us.
Afterwards, when Chris & the others got back & we had eaten...we all played a very short game of (one-base) kick ball. I think everyone ended up just kicking the ball 1 time. If Devyn was there, I know we would have had to drag him away from playing all into the night... Even if he had just finished practicing football for 2 hours.
The kids also enjoyed playing in the trees & running around while Chris & I got to chat for a moment or 2 in between all the action.
We all knew it was time to pack up and head home when Denym spotted the moon. Good night moon.
(more to come...)