Monday: Bear is away at Boy Scout winter camp. Sup Dup is at work as usual, so it is just Noodle and me. He had breakfast and then I put on Mary Poppins for him so I could do some housework. About fifteen minutes in he declared, "Mom, I don't like this movie." When I suggested he do some school work he decided to give his opinion after he watched the whole thing. Hahahaha! For the record, he loved it.
After Mary Poppins ended we went to this website to find out what was happening in 1910 - during the time when Mary Poppins took place. I had to do something to ease my guilt about watching tv during school hours. Then he did some reading aloud.
I ended up running some errands with my mother so Noodle stayed with my step dad and they watched Return of the Jedi and Captain America. So much for school!
Tuesday: We went to the library. Does that count as school? Noodle did some reading aloud on the car ride. We also went Christmas shopping. Bear came home from Winter Camp, dumped his stuff in the entry way and promptly took a four hour nap.
Wednesday: Noodle spent the day at Grandma's. I cleaned out the three kitchen junk drawers and 3 of the cabinets. I filled a 30 gallon black garbage bag. The drawers are as neatly organized as junk drawers can be. Inside the cabinets, I can now see what is in there besides my crock pot. I think I have about 25 cookbooks- which is funny considering I don't cook very much! I also found several empty jars that we can use for science. I did laundry and other chores I despise.
Thursday: It was Noodle's birthday. Big brother Super Duper had to go to work, which meant he would miss the get together in the evening. He gave Noodle his gift in the morning. Here they are looking super cute.
I made Noodle a Lego cake. Twice. The first cake turned out horrible. I used a box mix and it was fluffy, and too crumbly for the frosting I made from scratch. It was a mess - as you can see.
|Lego Cake #1 - Disaster.|
I ended up smashing it all together in a bowl for cake balls. The second cake I made from scratch so it was thicker and firmer. Then I used cupcake tops for the Lego pegs. I then used can frosting instead of scratch- colored it with the Wilton dye and Ta-da!! It turned out much more like I envisioned it!
|Lego Cake #2 - success!|
|His favorite gift. Thanks Grandma! He has been begging for this every time we go to Walmart!|
|Bear can't contain his excitement.|
I am looking forward to the Christmas weekend! Have a Merry Christmas dear readers!!!!