I usually check out the movies that are on sale for Black Friday, but this year we had no spare money at all, so I didn't even go. Dan, of course, "got" to work again. Walmart had early sales at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm on Thanksgiving, so he had to be to work at 5:00 pm. This year, he was watching the queue line for an HP 320 GB laptop. He got off work at 5:20 am and he did come home with 4 treasures for the kids ☺
The kids LOVE the huge balloons. William really liked the "Wii" one because it was similar to his name ♥
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Today being the Saturday following Thanksgiving makes it "Put up the Christmas Tree Day". I am feeling ill, and didn't really feel like doing it. But I figured the kids would really like to do it, so up the tree went. It is the first year we are using this tree as we bought it after Christmas last year. It is a "pre-lit" tree. I assembled the tree and "fluffed" the branches, added the star and tinsel and the kids did the decorating. This is also the first year that I let the kids decorate the tree all by themselves. I did move a few ornaments as they had 2 or 3 hanging on the same branch in some places! The kids kept being "monkeys" to put the breakable ornaments "up high". The silly thing was, they were all doing it! I'm not sure who they thought they were hanging them out of reach of!
Friday, November 23, 2012
I had seen an ad for My Lil' Pie Maker and apparently William had also. He asked if we could make baby pies when we made the pies for Thanksgiving. (I had already planned on doing so ☺) I used my large muffin tins so we had deep dish mini pies ☺
|We had 4 cherry and 2 apple pies
|Each top was labeled with an initial so we could know who each belonged to
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
|Prepare a white cake mix as directed and divide into 6 even amounts
Note: My cake mix called for egg whites only, but I added the whole egg as it didn't have to be pure white.
I had 2/3 cup of batter in each bowl
|Add food coloring
|I dragged a toothpick through to make it "tie dyed" but it wasn't noticable in the finished cake, so not needed!
|Turn out and cool completely
|Frost between the layers
|Frost the outside
|The birthday boy with his cake
|Paired with "Scooperman" ice cream
Monday, November 19, 2012
William turned 5 on Friday. I brought treats (Pilgrim hat cookies) into his class on his birthday and we had his party on Sunday. If you want to see the post about his birth, look here
|Will's class singing to him
|Will's teacher passing out the treats
|Will's first "big boy" Lego! (from Mom & Dad)
|More "small" Lego from Dean & Lisa
|Long awaited craft supplies from Grandpa & Grandma
|Puzzle from Andy
|Book from Sarah
|Still more Lego from Rachel & Jason
|Suncatcher paint set from Emily
|Hmm, what is this big thing?
|A giant foot!
|It's a huge frog
|Will's main present from Mom & Dad
|I think the smile says it all
|Admiring baby Anthony (who is wearing an outfit William wore as a baby)
|checking out his toys
|Surprise, it's a rainbow cake! (look for the tutorial here)
|Rainbow cake and Scooperman icecream
|painting his suncatcher
|Putting his Lego together