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Friday, November 19, 2010

Watch out Michael Kors, we have got a new trendsetter in the making!  Miller loves to pick out his clothes!  If I would let him, he would wear Toy Story clothes everyday (big surprise there).  Now I know that he can only wear what I put in his closet (what I buy him), but this shirt was given to him my mom.  Of course, the tackiest shirt he has is the one he wants to wear everyday!  

I don't know what it has been like where you are, but the first part of the week was RAINY!  To be stuck inside for 3 days with a hyper little boy is not the most fun.  But I discovered a new activity that the kids love!  They love to paint.  I bought some paint (washable of course!) last week for Christmas presents and they worked like magic to help pass the time.  Ella and Miller spent hours painting Sunday and Monday.
 Here are just a few of their creations...
Don't be fooled though, just because we had a few hours that were occupied by painting the rest of the time went just as well.  The picture below is what Miller did in about 5 minutes.  Pulled out all the books from his bottom three shelves.  If I want to do something with the kids that has any prep time or clean up time, I can pretty much count on the whole day being devoted to that one activity.  We had to wait to paint until Sara Wells took her nap because there is no way I can even think about doing something that involved with her awake.  She is very busy these days.  While she was awake, I tried to get everything as close to ready as I could without Sara Wells eating something or playing in the toilet.  I cleaned up from breakfast, got all the paints out and tried to cover the table as best as possible.  While I was busy, I noticed Miller was very quiet.  I tried to take advantage of him not hanging all over me complaining or fighting with Ella knowing in the back of my mind he was probably into some mischief.  Ella came running in the kitchen saying, "Mommy, you have got to come and see this."  So, Miller and I spent the next 20 minutes cleaning up the books.  Isn't that how it always goes.  I spend 10 minutes cleaning up one thing only to spend the next 30 cleaning up the mess that the kids have made while I was cleaning up a previous mess.  At least this happened early enough in the day that I could laugh about it.

Since we are in the theme of fun things to entertain the kids, we made these really cute pilgrims hats yesterday for Ella and Miller's school program.  They are easy and made with chocolate and marshmallows so of course the kids love them.  The hardest part was limiting the number of marshmallows they ate.  If your kids are out of school next week and you need something to do, this is perfect!
 All you need is:
Stripped Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate Chips
Yellow Piping Icing
 Place cookies chocolate side up
Melt chocolate in a double broiler.  You don't have to have a fancy double broiler, just one pot on top of the other.
 Can you tell I melt a lot of chocolate in the pot?
 Put marshmallows on toothpicks (this was the kids job).
 Coat the marshmallows in chocolate.
  Place chocolate covered marshmallows on cookies.  Put in fridge for chocolate to harden.
Pipe buckle on marshmallow.

1 comment:

  1. Cute cute days at home with so many good all are so brave.....I never planned as much as you all do..... I was not a very creative or fun mom!