What a weekend i tell ya…..
first we started it off by waking up to a good layering of snow on the ground.
After bundling the kids up in snowsuits and boots…then sending them outside to play..
i finished getting ready for a brunch i hosted for our dear friends and neighbors that are moving.
I’m not going to cry yet….
because they are not moving till after Christmas…
but i will be bawling.
I love this family so much and they welcomed us with open arms when we moved here
over three years ago.
this was a very small group of us that got together….just a few set of our neighbor families
and the kids.
I made some cranberry cocktails….
cranberry juice….lots and lots of champagne….and threw some cranberries in the cups.
Have i mentioned i really like champagne drinks…
it makes the day so much smoother.
I always say….have a few before the guests even arrive.
Bryan was in charge of serving the drinks….
and i also realize Mason is in his suedo sweats…
but he had just come in from playing in the snow.
Don’t worry…no champagne in his cup.
I decided i needed something to keep the seven kids busy while the adults could
drink the champagne and eat cake…..
so i bought these pre-built gingerbread houses for them to decorate.
Let me tell you something that you might benefit from this year.
Buy pre-built houses.
They won’t fall apart.
The roofs won’t collapse.
They will last all season…or till all the candy has been pulled off and eaten.
Target has pre-built houses this year…..so i did a dance right there in the aisle….
not that i don’t like building the houses with the kids….
but in my house….my kids really just want to eat the candy and decorate them…
not necessarily build the house.
Plus…since i don’t do crafts with the kids…this kinda counted as a two for one.
They were able to craft….and eat candy…while us adults had more champagne.
I caught Lola counting out loud….
one gum drop for the house…one gum drop for me.
She also got to use some of her math lessons also.
It’s almost like i was homeschooling as well.
I think i treated myself to another glass of champagne knowing she could count to ten.
It was such a fun morning…and i totally stole this photo from my friend Jacki…
since i didn’t get a chance to get one of us mom’s at the brunch.
I was too busy drinking my cranberry cocktails.
After the party….we headed to the flea market…in the freezing snow….
and i passed a Jeep wagoneer dealership.
Did you know my heart does a little pitter patter when i come across a wagoneer?
i came home and told Bryan that i think since we live in the midwest…that we need one.
i’m not begging or anything…
but i think this family is a 1970’s Jeep wagoneer driving family.
we have been very
GOOD this year.
Thank you….from your very good almost crafting homeschooling with a glass of champagne in her hand mom,