Saturday, December 19, 2009

i should be wrapping presents...

Yes, there are many, many presents still to be wrapped, but instead, I've decided to use my time in other ways...like blogging!

Yesterday (Friday) my sister and family came into town and they are staying at my parents' house for the next 10 days. After naps, the kids and I decided to head on over there to spend the rest of the evening with family since Ryan was going out after work for a poker night!

Day 18 of our "25 Days to Christmas" activity for the day was to decorate cookies with the cousins! We actually did 2 activities on Friday and ended up also going to a local church to watch the new Christmas Veggie Tales movie. {Please excuse the not-so-good-quality pictures...the camera was having an off night!}

Cookie Time!

Cousin Jacob

Cousin Noah
Every little sprinkle in place...
Cousin Hailey just observed.
Death by sprinkles!!
Heading out to the movie.
Sugar overload!!
(cousin Hunter joined us after the cookies)
WE LOVE COUSIN TIME!!

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The activity for Day 19 (today) was one of those "quick, think of something to do!" kind of days. I had mentioned in an earlier post that I wouldn't have all of the activities pre-planned at the beginning of the month. Usually I just think of something we can do the night before or maybe there's something we already have planned for the evening that becomes the activity. This way I make sure it's going to fit into the schedule. Well, finally at 7:00 PM, after some begging and pleading from Mikayla to do the activity for the day, I came up with a quickie...

SNOW-POPCORN BALLS!
(I added a few red sprinkles for fun!)
I'll spare you the pictures in the kitchen. We were rushing because bed time was fast approaching, but the recipe we used is Best Ever Popcorn Balls found at allrecipes.com

Diggin' in!

Cheers!


We ended the evening with reading Frosty the Snowman and then it was off to bed!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!
I should really try to get caught up on reading all of your blogs (I'm so behind...sorry!!), but the wrapping of presents has got to get done!

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Heidi,

You are such an amazing mom. I love all the things you do with your kids. You are such an inspiration!!

Merry Christmas

Michelle said...

That is so great! I love all the ideas, and I agree, I have some wrapping that needs to be done as well!

Jennifer said...

I should be wrapping gifts as well, but here I am looking around bloggy world! :) Your family making those cookies... SO cute and what fantastic decorating they did! Such fun activities!!

Kelli said...

I love popcorn balls, so I will have to check out that recipe. It looks like you all are having a great time counting down to Christmas.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

The popcorn balls look like a lot of fun! I made some a few years ago...and it was a lot of work! I haven't wrapped a single present yet, and I probably won't until Christmas eve:)

 
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