Jewels!

Yesterday, I mentioned that my daughter will be turning eight on Monday.  She has a mixed-up birthday theme.   I think it has something to do with wanting it all.

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Because she wanted some water fun, and we don’t have a pool, and it is hot in Florida, and she insisted on JEWELS, I came up with this idea. 

I bought a bag of very huge, gaudy, plastic jewels from Michael’s.  They were really for placing in a clear plant container.  The bag cost less than $3.00.    My plan was to freeze the jewels in balloons, have the girls sit on the outside of a kiddie pool, and use their toes to melt the balloon cube, to get the treasure.

HOWEVER; we did not have a kiddie pool, and I forgot about the balloons.  So plan Q came to the rescue.  I took the smallest of the jewels and placed one in each hole of an ice cube tray, then froze that.  I placed three large jewels in bowls and froze that.

I then placed all the frozen cubes in a bucket and told the girls to fish out the jewels.  I also added extra ice cubes, to make the water extra cold. 

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That was taking to long, so the girls decided to move to the sunshine.

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That still took too long, so they started smashing the cubes against the trees and the house.

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That worked very well.

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To keep to the JEWELS theme, the daughter picked this out for her birthday cake.

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She loves her jewels!

So far we have had sponge bombs and frozen jewels.  Coming up: Build-A-Bear Tie-Dye!

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3 responses to “Jewels!

  1. Sounds like lots of fun!!

  2. Looks like a fun birthday party to me!

  3. Nothing like a little “ice” for a girl’s birthday! Happy times!

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