Now that is a pancake! Petyon spent the night last night...and he wanted pancakes for breakfast. I made a huge pancake for him and he asked for butter, chocolate syrup and whipped cream on it. He didn't eat the whole thing, but he did a pretty good job. It was a fun morning with him...you never know what is going to happen...see the little Lego guy on the placemat? Pirates...at the breakfast table!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Hi Uncle Jim! That's me and Peyton down on the ice at the Rivermen Game. We helped pick up the pucks from the intermission game...Chuck-a-puck. I told Peyton there was going to be a surprise after the second period. He kept asking me what and when the surprise was! He had fun picking up the pucks. We got our tickets for $5 today...between 10am and 2 pm all upper bowl tickets were $5 for black friday.
The Pre-K students had their "feast" today for snack. Each student brought a "snack" item in a sandwich size bag. They all got to place their snack into the larger bag and the teachers stirred it all up! There were about 38 students and just about that many different types of crackers, cereal, candy, popcorn, etc. It was fun to see what they each brought and how much they enjoyed sharing their snack today.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Well, this is something you don't see everyday in Central Illinois 3 days before Thanksgiving! Yes, the temperature was 75 degrees when I went to lunch today at 1:37 p.m. (Just so you know, the T 6, is track 6, Rascal Flatts, Still Feels Good! lol)
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Well, I played tennis tonight for the first time in almost 3 years! Jim got a call from Angie from the Morton Tennis Club wanting us to play tonight. So we did. These are the name tags we wore. The court numbers and initials of our partners were written on the bottom of the tags. I didn't play too bad....but my serve sure needs some work!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Mini pumpkin pies...that is what these are...just about 4 bites of pie. Grandparents Day was today at school. We had 213 grandparents eat lunch with their grandchild. The students got their picture taken with their grandparents. We invited the grandparents to "adopt a book" in the name of their grandchild. A special label is placed in the book that was chosen for adoption.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I know it is really late to be posting Halloween crafts...however, you know how much I love the Tim Holtz products. These tags were published in Paper Crafts magazine and I couldn't resist creating them. Cindy got me some of the products that I needed and I got busy and made all of the tags!
I couldn't resist taking a picture of this planter. I just love those purple cabbage plants. (well, I am not sure that is the "official" name of this plant). I thought all of these plants were holding up well being outside in November!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
As the story goes....the new cable company is getting ready to install underground cable, so they are marking the lawns in our neighborhood with little flags. Peyton was running around our yard, throwing leaves into the air. He stopped right in front of this white flag and asked...why do you have a white flag in your yard, Aunt Aprile? I explained the new cable company was marking the gas and water lines with the flags, so they could dig up the ground and install the new cable. He said, "Why, are they surrendering?"
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tonight was our card swap. I used the Winter House folder to emboss the background. I cut the scallop circle with a nestablities. I made the card into a "tent" card that I found at www.splitcoaststampers.com Added some ribbon, nylon net, a charm, some bling...a few stickles on the snowflakes and some doodling.
Stacie and I went to the Women's Lifestyle Show at the Civic Center today. We dressed up in hat and boas at one of the booths. There were tons of free samples from all the businesses. We got a message, too! It was a great way for mom and daughter to spend the day! Thanks, Stacie for inviting me to the show!
Peyton and Stacie wanted to be Legos for Halloween. So I got out my glue gun, foam board and a few cans of spray paint. I used a mailing tube, cut into 2" sections and glued them to the foam board. I added a circle of chipboard that I cut with George and cut the Lego letters with Lyrical Letters. Peyton won first place for 3rd grade in the costume contest! (No pressure next year....right?)
I made treat bags for the special little trick or treaters who stop by our house. I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the bats and some Halloween paper from Michael's. I tied the bags shut with orange, black and green nylon net. It was fun to do and I hope that the kids enjoyed their treats!