Things have been very busy recently, which has caused some radio silence on Mousekatots. Both of our jobs have been requiring some extra work so I have been too tired at the end of the day to do much of anything except to try to prop my eyes open to watch some TV.
But, last weekend we had a lot of fun going shopping and Lily was able to use her chore money to buy an Ariel doll that she had been eyeing up at the Disney Store. She was so proud!
Then, yesterday evening it was my mom’s birthday so we had a wonderful celebration full of dinner, cake and presents.
Here are some photos from our fun weekend and birthday:
Since I have Fridays off it is usually spent at either the Library or doing things around the house. Since this past Friday was pretty rainy and gloomy we stayed home and put our hair in curlers, made “dino chips” and counted our coins to see if we had enough money to buy our Ariel doll.
On Saturday we went to our favorite restaurant for breakfast, did shopping at the mall, including get Lily her Ariel doll and having fun in the Disney Store, tried a new Mediterranean restaurant and watched “Sing.”
Like I said earlier, Wednesday was my Mom’s birthday and we celebrated by going out for dinner, having cake and opening presents. Everyone had fun, but I think Lily enjoyed herself the most.
Did you have a fun weekend or exciting week so far? Leave your comments below.
Valentine’s Days seems to be a pretty popular holiday with our little one.
I don’t know if it is because of the hearts or all the pink and red (Lily’s favorite color), but she is a big fan.
One of her favorite things to do is bake (mostly because it involves sugar).
My Mom was shopping and came across a huge block of rice crispy treat that she thought we could cut into little shapes with cookie cutters.
We then bought lollipop sticks, cellophane bags and ribbon to make them into little rice crispy treat pops.
A few nights ago we sat down to make them and it turned out pretty well.
The cookie cutters did a good job just as long as you have an adult help push down the cutter and you might have to use a knife to cut around the outside edges.
What would a night of baking be without taking a little time to take a photo.
After the hearts were cut out, I then applied the icing and put the sticks into place. This is better for an adult to do because it could get really messy icing and you have to have a little finesse to get the stick in the heart without pushing it all the way through.
After the icing went on, then Lily got the pops back and added sprinkles.
We ended up having to let the icing harden overnight before putting it in the bags. (We tried one and the icing smudged a little.) I think they are going to turn out really cute. But, even if they don’t Lily still had a great time making them.
Do you have any fun Valentine’s Day activities? Leave your comments below.