The wonderful, yet often hairpulling life story of a stay-at-home mom of five cuties (Hailey, Shelby, Dylan, Ashley & Logan) and the journey through life raising our family with the best hubby around (love you, Kevin), and enjoying the blessings God provides to us daily while trying to keep it all in perspective when bumps in the road arise!
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
T-day prep crunch time!
Well, I have done it to myself again...put too many to-do things on my holiday prep list. And we are in crunch time. In 24 hours our girl will be landing in Indy. And I am not sure I will have everything on my list done....but oh well. I am trying to go with it. We started off the morning with some fun boat bfast treats. Can you tell what they are? Ok, kinda rinky dink...but I ran across this idea when I was googling turkey treats and I love it. I am tired of making Turkey related things...and I love the idea of some mini-Mayflowers. They looked more like sailboats, but he didn't care! He loves boats...and he loves treats for breakfast!
Gobbling those boats right up! Yumm!
He even shared...not that he had a choice...the sibs pretty much snatched up these things one at a time.
Not a fun time shopping...my least fav. thing to do around holidays. Sams and Kroger were madhouses. I was grumpy...someone else was even grumpier :( The face says it all.
This is where he wanted to be...sitting next to his bro watching a movie on the ipad. I seriously think it should be mandatory to have a few days a month like this to chill.
I was not going to attempt one more crafty thing, but I looked at our bare living room wall and I thought this might be the only year it's bare and also in need of some paint repair. So I went for it. I got a dollar roll of brown paper and Ash and I dug in. Actually...she did most of it. She is awesome at making trees...she had some drawn out for me on a paper before I even had to beg! She's awesome! I am grateful for her help...I am artfully-challenged especially with trees.
I think it turned out pretty good for a first time wall-thankful-tree. Super easy too, which surprised me.
Ok...what Shelb really thought here is, "Mom is crazy!"...I came into the kitchen, yelling..."It's time for FUN with a capital FUN!" She was not really amused. But I must say...she was a dishes queen. She worked hard and I appreciated it!
Here was our first FUN of the day...making apple turkeys. We do this often enough near T-day...but we missed Hailey helping us!
Lo went a little 'mellow crazy...and I think he ate more than he put on his gobbler!
The finished products! Bluebird even made one...bluebirds love turkeys...birds need to stick together :)
lol...they are odd looking gobblers, but cute in their own way :)
Then we made leaves for our Thankful tree. Lo just wanted to watch the leaves fall...he's cute sometimes :)
Getting a little loony making leaves and writing on them. Someone called "anonymous" likes to write a lot. I think it's the ghost of Syd. She has been hanging around lately and leaving her fir...maybe she is writing on our tree now too :)
Hailey was proud of her bird....she's looking a little wrinkly...might need a new face soon...
Ash was proud of her tree...she did good!
Time to deliver cub scout popcorn....never a dull moment
Yumm...our stash! Can't wait to dig into those white choc. pretzels!
The girls making Daddy's very belated bday/t-day snickers ice cream pie....can't wait for our STY post-Turkey-day/double-double bday brunch!
I'm going a little banner crazy. I think I like this kind of crafting better than cake-making. Cheaper and easier and quicker. I had fun using real leaves and fake leaves.
The finished snickers pie! Yumm! Yes, she's crazy!
The silly Shelb making wax paper leaf placemats. I think she's wishing Hays was here...she made these last year. And apparently I didn't make them right...daddy said so.
Making our Mexican Thanksgiving dessert...a fried ice cream of sorts. Daddy helped. He's a keeper.
Yummy! This is one of my fav. deserts and I rarely make it.
24 hours from now our girl should be back in Indiana...yay for our family being complete again! :)