Did you plan something special for someone this week? I hope the planning and the doing were a blessing to you as well!
Emily has been wanting to learn to read and has been working hard in her school time and it is finally clicking with her! Because of her hard work, we wanted to celebrate her effort!
So, I planned a little Storybook Princess party for her! Here's what we did:
We started out going to a very charming children's bookstore and let her pick out a new book! She picked out Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and we enjoyed reading books together.
Next, it was time to come home and fix dinner! I made ABC macaroni and cheese, soft pretzels that spelled out Good Job Emily (sort of, they did not hold their shape very well), strawberries and carrot sticks. For dessert I made a storybook cake. I used this recipe and made it into a 9x13 pan. Cut that cake in half and stack to make a book shape! (I'm no expert cake decorator - but Emily loved it!)
We snuggled up on the couch and read books in the evening - I had planned to play a game using Alpha-Bits cereal, but we never got to that!
Now, for next week - I'm going to choose something small just to get caught up on some other things. Pick a drawer that is a mess (my drawer under the phone!) and clean it out!!