Cookie Wednesday

I spent all day baking and watching Christmas movies! It was great. I think I baked over 15 dozen cookies and dipped tons of pretzels in white almond bark. Ok maybe not tons but it felt like it. Today was my friend A and I’s annual cookie swap and as usual we went over board.

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We really don’t have many people we give cookies to but we always manage to have enough for 20 trays. This years list: strawberry, devils food and yellow cake cookies, sugar cookies, chocolate chip snowballs, reindeer sugar cookies, white almond bark covered pretzels, Santa hat pretzels, chocolate covered peanut butter pretzel nuggets, candied pecans, and old fashion chocolate cookies.

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All kinds of good stuff today.

Between being at the school and getting ready for Christmas I haven’t had much time to craft. However, I have got to take some fun crafts to school to do with my son in his class. Last week we made wreaths out of paper plates. We colored them green and I had Pom Poms, foam stickers, bows and flowers for them to decorate with and boy did they decorate! This week I took in shaving cream, glue, and felt. I love Pinterest. This is my favorite Pinterest craft so far. Mixing shaving cream and glue and painting “snow”. It dries puffy and its so pretty.

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The kids loved it! It was fun watching the different ways they decorated the wreaths and the differences between the snowmen.

A few weekends ago I went to an Ugly Sweater Party. Here’s the pics

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It was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to see what everyone wears next year!
Hope y’all have a great evening!

Monday

It’s Monday morning. And I’m very thankful I was able to wake up this morning, fight with my son to get dressed, eat breakfast and bring him to school. It’s been a week since my last post. I was very busy last week and while I was starting to get stressed with it all, I now wouldn’t change it for anything.

Last week I help the PTC with Santa’s Secret Workshop. I was at the school everyday 8-3. Some days earlier and some days later. I was starting to stress because I have shopping to do and gifts to wrap and cookies to bake for cookie swap. But after Fridays events I’m so happy I was able to spend the week at my child’s school. I can’t fathom how some one can look into a child’s eyes and make the decision that man did. I had spent the whole week looking into the smiling faces of my son’s school mates. I have met all the teachers at his school. Seen them in their classrooms. Watched them with the students. I can’t imagine what the parents, family friends and town of Newtown are going thru. My son and I wore green today to remember. He’s only 5 and doesn’t quite understand. But my child is in kindergarten and his teacher is a close friend and many of my other friends are teachers and have children under 10. And as I sit here at the school, in Santa’s Secret Workshop, while I wait for the music program to be over and parents come shop with their kids. I am very thankful that I am here, my son is here and all the teachers and students are here.

Great Weekend

What a great weekend! Got some errands ran on Saturday and finished working on house. Sunday was filled with family fun. It was great!

Finished up some Christmas leg warmers.

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And finished some more of the no sew blankets for the kids Christmas presents. Relaxed a little and had a lot of fun. Sunday we had waffles for breakfast, courtesy of my $8 Black Friday find. And then celebrated A’s 4th Birthday at the Children’s Museum. It was a rocking good time! She had a Rock Star party theme. She loves music and singing and dancing. It was so cute to watch the kids play with the karaoke machine. Her mom made microphone ice cream cone cupcakes and they were adorable.

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Pictures the best I have hope you can see how cute they were.

After the party we got pizza from our a absolute favorite pizza place, Dicarlos, and then once again visited the Festival of Lights. I could drive through them 100 times a year and never tire of seeing them. And then it was home to snuggle in our bed with popcorn and watch Author Christmas. It was a cute movie and the kid loved the snuggle time. I figure I should take advantage of it now at 5, because the years seem to be going so fast that I may not have much longer.

Another busy week ahead and one more closer to the big mans arrival! Hope y’all have had a great Monday!

Woohoo Monday!!!

Woohoo Monday!!! That is definitely not the most common word used to describe Monday but today it is the way I feel! The last few days have been filled with cleaning and laundry and packing. One day I WILL learn how to NOT over pack.

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It’s almost time to leave for out Thanksgiving trip. In just a few short hours we will be loaded up and on our way to our first stop, Santa Claus IN. I’m so excited I barely slept last night. It could have been a mixture of excitement to leave and the remnants of excitement from the movie I watched before bed. Yes, I will admit it. I’m a Twilight fan! I by far like the books over the movies (I usually like the book better then the movie) but the last movie was by far the best. Back to my trip, I can’t wait to see my family! Typically we only get to visit twice a year. I believe this will be our third this year. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite trips though. We hang out, we cook, we shop and we craft. There will be pies and turkey and ham and tons of other awesomely homemade treats. We will scrap and make bows and hopefully my Nanny can fix my sewing machine. The kids and dogs will play and it’ll be great!

But before we get all the way to Nanny’s house, we will make a stop in Indiana. We have been stopping in Santa Claus on our way home for the past 4yrs. It’s became part of out Thanksgiving tradition. This year we are stopping on our way to Thanksgiving Dinner. We visit the Santa’s Candy Castle, where we get a hot chocolate (27 flavors), maybe a piece of handmade candy, a new Christmas book, and check the naughty/nice list. Checking the list has become one of my favorite parts. Kids are able to chat with an Elf via the North Pole Network. They answer a few questions about the past year, tell Santa what they’d like and then they are presented with a certificate for being on the nice list. The owner prints this certificate and in front of the store presents it to the child and everyone claps and cheers. The owner is super nice and great with kids. They also allow the kids to make snow. Other stops we make include the Santa Claus Museum and Village, Santa Claus Christmas Store and Evergreen Flower & The Holly Tree Gift Shop.

I could go on and on but I’ll save some for another post.

For now I’m going to double check my list and hope I have all I need. Have a great day and I’ll have Santa Claus IN pics tomorrow.

Just Another Monday

Oh Monday you’re back once again bringing an end to the weekend.

I actually have nothing to complain about this Monday. Kids are off school today so no early morning fighting to get kid up and ready. No rushing to make sure that we have all school stuff together. It’s been a pretty nice day. Kid slept in a bit and I had a little quiet time this morning. Started on snowmen for my sister

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Worked on more leg warmers

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We got to have lunch with the hubby at Perkins. Not my fave but not too many choices close to home. Then a little shopping (didn’t find what I wanted) and off to the movies. Yes, we are seeing Wreck-It Ralph again. It’s really cute so I don’t mind. We’ll probably purchase the DVD too. But with no school comes friend time! Yay! We get to hang out with our friends today. M and I loaded up the kids and after the movie we will be enjoying Steak Night. A local restaurant offers $7.99 steak night with baked potato and their awesome cheesy bread and salad. I could eat the salad and bread every day and still want more. It’s one of my favorite local places.

This weeks gonna be busy. I have PTC stuff all week plus getting house and laundry ready for out Thanksgiving trip next week. So a few hours a day at school working the book fair each day, all day Thursday for book fair and the family style Thanksgiving dinner PTC gives the kids. Hope to also finish up a few projects for a few people and gifts for others.

Hope everyone has a great evening!

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