Then I prepared a cake for the guys at Jerry's work since I was behind this week....
Meanwhile I boiled some eggs.....
So Hayley and I could enjoy a nice egg salad sandwich for lunch. We haven't had these in awhile.
Yummy! Eggs are a rare treat here because Kathleen is so severely allergic to them. So when we do have them, it's carefully planned.
I also was busy clipping the box tops off recent purchases for Hayley's school.
Then since I had lots to accomplish I told the girls to build a tent to play in, in our living room.
This is my room before the destruction, er I mean creativity began....
Just look at those faces, they already have a plan!
Princess was supervising for me :-)
Sally had to be a part of the fun, they even put her dog bed in there. LOL
If you look into the background they even set up their portable DVD player from the van to watch movies.
Then I had them make a fun, edible craft. They designed their own campfires.
We started out with the following materials:
They said I had to share this funny looking peanut, LOL
I remember when I was little, my Mom always asked me if I could find the Grandfather in the peanut. See his face and long beard? To the right side if you turn your head. ( yes, some imagination is required, LOL)
We used paper plates as a base, but it should really be a tortilla (soft). My girls won't eat them and so as not to be too wasteful I let them build the campfire on the paper plate.
Place peanut butter down in the center. Line a ring with a rope of licorice, start to layer with Chinese noodles (kindling) Then add peanuts to represent stones around the outside.
Then use tootsie rolls to represent logs, use pretzel sticks to be wooden sticks for the fire.
The candy corn represents the fire.
Then it's important to throw a little dirt (cocoa mix) on the fire when done to make sure it's out.
Then enjoy a tasty snack! :-)
The girls really had a lot of fun with this one, and loved the idea of eating it too.
Had to capture this picture when Hayley went to get the mail this morning. Sally walks out with her and these two watch from the front door.
Wanted to leave you with one of my favorite poems by Robert Frost. For any of you who may be facing tough decisions, ponder these words.
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by.
And that has made all the difference.
Have a wonderful evening!