Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Day 3: Family Advent Calendar Activity

(due to the unfortunate and pretty brainless misplacement by Mommy of the usb cord, pictures will be added at a later date. Probably in the morning. Mommy is too cranky and tired to look for the stupid thing. "Mom! That's a BAD word!!)

Cookies and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!!

NOW we're talkin'! THAT is some good, bonding Christmas family activities there!!

*whew* I was beginning to think this whole "advent" thing was a TOTALLY L-A-M-E idea!! lol.

Tonight, we made No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies.

It *did* start out a bit rocky.... as James is a very "hands in on" kind of cook... yeah... he had his hands IN the sugar, IN the cocoa, IN the oats (is my kid the only one in the world who will eat RAW oats??), IN the Peanut Butter and *almost* IN the milk! lol


I was very close to calling the whole thing off! I'm sooooooooo glad I didn't. If nothing else, James and I connect really well over food. There is something comforting and special about working together, nourishing our love and souls by creating the food that will be nourishing our bodies (or not... when you consider we were making cookies!! lol). My only regret is that, yet again, Big G was sleeping as he didn't get home from work until after noon today!

I was really impressed with his manual dexterity!! It's NOT easy to use 2 spoons to drop cookies on to waxed paper!! (I *did* do a few cookies, so he could see how it all worked.... shhhhh) lol... the FACE sez it all!!



Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... Yummy!!


We had so much fun that James wanted to help cook dinner too!! Nothing exciting, tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.... but he was thrilled to help.


(Oh, Ick!!! Pay attention to the cute kid with chocolate on his face and not the nasty stove! lol... I promise it doesn't look like that on a regular basis!! I should have cleaned that BEFORE I snapped the pic! lol)

And the other item on tonight's list?? Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!

James has never seen it before. And he was TOTALLY MESMERIZED. I mean, completely FIXATED on the tv..... that is, after CBS finally put the PICTURE up!! The first 10 or so minutes, you could hear Burl Ives talking... but the screen was blank! I was ready to go postal all over Time Warner Cable when the picture finally snapped on. Afterwards, the refrain of "I want to watch that AGAIN!! AGAIN Mom!!" was echoing through the house for a good 15 mins or so. We watch mostly "on demand" shows or dvd's and he doesn't quite get that I can't rewind all the shows on the tv! Oh well.


Out of the mouths of babes 12/03:

In the discussion of what various animals/people say:

Hey buddy... what do cows say?? MoooooooooooOOOOOOooooooooooo!
That's great!! What do dogs say?? Bark, Woof!!
Very good, What do cats say?? Meeeeeow..... Meeeeeooooow!!
Perfect!! What does Grandma say??? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Whining!!
Lol!! Yup! What does the radio say?? STUPID!! And that's a BAD word! Dave (Ramsey) and the other man shoudn't say that!!
You are so right, Buddy!! What does Mommy say?? What the HECK?!?!
Uh... yeah... um... let's try that again... What does Mommy say?? DAMMIT!!

Hmmmmmm, ok... Game's over!!

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