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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Help me out

I don't have any pictures today, but I do have two completely unrelated questions for you.

I am working VBS this summer and my booth is Jewelry. It's an Egypt theme and my partner and I have to decorate our booth and then come up with a craft. The suggestion was a big collar necklace type thing that the kids can decorate using paint pens and jewels. The kids are going to be in our center for about 20 minutes. Now, we were able to choose our booth and I thought jewelry sounded right up my alley :) However, I failed to think about the fact that I will have fifth grade boys. (kids will rotate and VBS is for kids 4 and up). Is there ANYTHING jewelry related that won't make them roll their eyes and basically goof off the whole 20 minutes? I was thinking maybe some sort of wristbands?! I need suggestions please!!

Totally unrelated, but I need help with some tunes. I admittedly am not a HUGE music person. I like listening to music and know what I like when I hear it, but I just don't listen to a lot. Here's my question: I've been walking in the mornings and need some new jams to get me excited about sweating it out in the 120% humidity. (the fact that I used the word "jams" makes me feel about 86 years old) Brody has been nice enough to loan me his ipod in the mornings but I've actually grown a bit tired of Def Leppard and don't really have the desire to start walking to Hall & Oats greatest hits or Tupac. haha. (he actually has an extensive music collection, but we have pretty different tastes as you can probably tell.)

Let me know if you can be of any assistance!!


The Fletchers said...

I love sharing music!! Here is my current running mix... dont know if you will like any of it but it helps me to keep moving! :)

-Riding Solo (Jason Derulo)
-Young Forever (Jay-Z)
-California Gurls (Katy Perry)
-Your Love is my Drug (Ke$ha)
-Bulletproof (La Roux)
-Paper Planes (M.I.A.)
-Sleepyhead Remix (Passion Pit)
-Can You Tell Remix (Ra Ra Riot)
-Love Lost (The Temper Trap)


P.S. Didnt the Egyptians wear cool looking head things? Boys might like that? :)

Jaime said...

can you get pandora on your phone? I listen to pandora when i exercise so i get a variety of music and it is free! :-)

Lindsay said...

Didn't Egyptian guys wear big shiny wrist cuff things? Not sure if that would entertain 10 year olds, but who knows!!

I love running/walking to the Mamma Mia! soundtrack and Justin's a weird mix, but it works!

Ashley said...

Well, I just spent my VBS week with my 5th grade nephew and he is totally (totally) into this bracelet of his. It is made of brown burlappy?? string. It had beads on it. But they were very boy-beads. Kind of surfer-like?? I am not sure where he got it but he is pretty obsessed with it. Maybe you can let them make a bracelet and have the colors of the beads represent something in your VBS theme??

As for music, I am very much into Katy Perry this summer. She makes me feel young.

KMA said...

Okay HUGE music person here. I grew up with a dad that jammed a lot to some great 60s and 70s tunes. But, I have a few songs on my playlist that I run to...forgive me if there is any language in them. I don't use those words. But, I definitely jam... sometimes dance too. Here's a sample variety of some favs
Hey Ya! (Radio/Club Mix) OutKast
YEAH! Usher
Get the Party Started P!nk
The Power Snap!
I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
Feeling Good Michael Buble
Stronger Britney Spears
Fighter Christina Aguilera
Try em you may like em. hehe

KMA said...

Here's a few I had to add too...
Just Dance Lady Gaga
Sexy Chick David Guetta (clean)
Everytime We Touch (Radio Mix)-Cascada
Party in the USA Miley Cyrus
Wanted Jessie James
Gettin Jiggy Wit It Will Smith

myra said...

I totally agree about the bracelet ideas for boys.

Here's what I listen to when I work out (or when I DID work out).

Kings of Leon
Chris Tomlin

Ben said...

Well Jill, All you have to do is listen to this... (copy link and enjoy). I think Brody has this listed under "Fatness Songs" in his ipod.


The West's said...
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The West's said...

we chose the embalmer's workshop for VBS. don't know what we were thinking. it'll be fun to come up with gross-out stuff though.

I have an extensive 80's collection, and a few of the jock jams CDs (the music they play at sporting events to get every one pumped up). happy to share! also, anytime you're looking for the 'nice' version of a current song, try the Radio Disney or KidzBop version.