Monday, November 12, 2018

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

This past Saturday we headed up to Oakland, met my parents and brother, to take in a new spin on The Nutcracker! We all enjoyed it quite a bit and had a really nice night out. :)

Thank you to our veterans

I actually meant to post this last week - but given the note says to wear red, white and blue - it seems appropriately fitting to also thank our veterans for their tireless service and dedication to our country on this special day.

I noticed this card the other day while I was picking up in the boys' room and just had to snap a pic.

Callum's school just recently decided to participate in the same "spirit days" that Logan's school (the middle school) puts on. At Logan's school, it's a competition between each grade on who can demonstrate the most spirit - and the kids gain points for their grade each time they participate on these specific days. At the end of the year, I think the winning class gets a trip to Great America or something like that. I didn't follow it that closely last year because Logan wasn't very interested in participating. :/

Last week, Callum's teacher included a note in her weekly newsletter announcing they'd be taking part in the spirit days too - the first being on Friday where the kids should wear red, white and blue.

My ultra rule follower and competitive "all about maximizing every point possible" kid came home Thursday after school and immediately made himself a reminder (folded, so it would stand!!), to make sure he'd dress appropriately the next morning.

I didn't catch a picture of him on Friday, but not only did he dress in red, white and blue - but he pulled out his school t-shirt, which happens to be a red, white and blue tie-dyed design all over it. He had nailed it out of the park. I told him if his teacher didn't give him extra points for school spirit, on top of the colors spirit, she was crazy. ;-)

Movie Season!

Our favorite time of the year for so many reasons. Friday night we headed out to see Smallfoot, and yesterday we saw The Grinch!! Both were great and we've been having a nice time enjoying the movies as a family. :)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Cookie Exchange 2018

Just finished attending Jenn's Cookie Exchange party of the year. Always a fun time to see friends who I don't get to see regularly!

The competition is tougher and tougher every year, so all I try to do these days is come with something presentable to give away!! ;-) I liked how everything turned out this year. Phew!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Making lemonade out of....

The pic on the left is the result of me trying to multitask way too much and not paying attention to the "fine print". I had bought some gift tags to use for the upcoming cookie exchange party I'm going to.... but was disappointed when I opened the package. 😩

So, the pic on the right is the result of my quick and dirty coverup work!!

Voila! As Callum likes to say. 😉

Freshly baked gingersnaps with my morning tea?

Don't mind if I do! 😋

(Callum gave these a big thumbs up and gobbled up two before running off to the bus!) 😆

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Grinchy Cookies

Tried a new recipe today - they LOOK neat, but they are suuuuper sweet. Like, almost sickly sweet. :(

So, I don't think I'll be making them again! Darn it.