Did you have a *fun* day yesterday? We did! No school work was completed, no laundry was folded - but fun was had!
I'm glad I did not make a trip just to go to Kroger - I found their ad this week to be a bit misleading as far as the sales, and the mom in line behind me agreed. I got a few deals, but not what I had thought it would be! Fortunately, this was not the main attraction for the day!
Despite a forced detour on our way - we did make it to the mall to ride the train, the carousel, play in the soft play area and enjoy lunch!
I made these pancakes for dinner - and was skeptical that one batch would be enough for my little pancake lovers! But, indeed it made 15 pancakes and we have leftovers!
How do I shape Christmas pancakes? I found a box with these four molds on the after Christmas clearance last January at my mom's grocery store. This was the first time we'd tried them - aren't they fun?! And, yes - it was like serving dessert for dinner. We had popcorn and sliced apples later with our movie.
Today's theme is inviting and giving ~ I've been wondering how to plan our day on this topic. And, God has provided something for us that I know will be a lot of fun!
I'd like to work on our Christmas letter and getting our cards closer to being ready to mail out - this is part of giving for us at Christmas, so this is a good day to focus on this.
For inviting - we are having two little friends of Emily and Rachel over to have a Christmas tea party. We're going to decorate gingerbread houses, have a snack, color or do another craft and read a Christmas book. Plus, I know they will just want to spend some time playing together.
In the morning, I'd like to do a quick once over on tidying up the house - to maintain all the work I've already put in this week. And, I'm hoping we can catch up on our schooling since we took yesterday off! I'm also hoping to finish a couple of chores I did not do such as cleaning the master bathroom and finishing the dusting.
I have really enjoyed this week - it has been what I hoped it would be, it has helped me to focus on my home. It has been a blessing as our home has been tidier and cleaner. Plus, I have enjoyed our home more as it has been easier to enjoy and more relaxing.
For dinner - hmmm, I haven't decided yet! I'm also hoping to plan a Family Night for tonight.
Have a great weekend! Thanks for joining this week - hope it has been a blessing to you and your families as well!