Picure it, beautiful day, serene picnic in a field then a few quiet calm pictures with my sweet boys.
You want the real story now?
Husband is on call, O.R. can page him at anytime to rush in and fix a brain. Slight stressor.
He's fine, I'm the only one stressed.
Where do we go?
Great, a map, I am hopeless with maps AND I'm driving.
Sweet husband can't drive and talk brain-well he can but it is illegal to talk on your cell and drive. Bluetooth? Don't ask, it was only last week I figured out how to eject the CD from the music box in my jeep-cell phone stuff is years away for me.
We get there.
Boys are all fed, the baby has slept (a small miracle) no reason for any crankiness.
Well, somebody should have told the baby. The smile above-I have no idea where it came from photoshop is my guess. Maybe it is magic. I didn't think he smiled the whole time.
These girls are magical I tell you.
We pack up, the forest is silent again.
Screaming baby smiles as soon as Daddy puts him in his car seat.
I am so excited to be part of Halloween Spooktacular with the great girls at eighteen25!
I just love all the wonderful talent and ideas they have scared up for us!
I hope you enjoy this sweet and not so scary Halloween idea for kids.
Monster cookies are a huge hit each year at our Halloween party out here on the prairies. Monster cookies are a great all ages activity even those tricky teens enjoy!
It is a good idea to have everything prepared in advance. I do it all the night before I plan to do the activity.
To Do List:
1. Make sugar cookies shapes. Use your favorite sugar cookie recipe. I use a variety of well washed shape cookie cutters from son's play doh bin. The teacher in me just has to sneak in a little learning!
2. Make icing. I use 1 cup of icing sugar, 1 egg white and few drops of lemon juice. Add drips of water until you reach the consistency you desire. A perfect amount for each squeeze bottle.
Now all you have to do is lay it out and let the kids create!
If you were a teacher (or a teacher who is now a Mom and loves to sneak in learning any activity possible...)...you may group cookies according to number of eyes, colour or shape and ask your kids to tell you what is the same or different about the cookies you are about to eat.
Or at snack time play a little guessing game.."I am thinking of eating the cookie with two eyes, and pink icing. Which cookie do you think I am going to eat?"