Tutu's, Dumplings, Preschool, Birthday and Soccer

The title of this blog says it all. A lot has been going on this week, and I wasn’t sure how to include it all, but for the sake of recording it as part of my family journal, I’m going to lump it all together.

Grandma and Grandpa Titcomb arrived on Monday, the kids anxiously waited for the motor home to arrive all day long. In celebration of them coming I decided to make my Dad’s Mother’s, Mother’s who knows how many mothers recipe of Chicken and Dumplings. This was always a treat when we were kids, and it helped pass the time while waiting for their arrival. I can’t imagine how the ladies of the past made this without a mixer.

Aubrey wants to be Tinkerbell for Halloween. I’m not a fan of spending $30 on a Disney costume so I made Aubrey a green sparkly tutu. It was actually an enjoyable project, that I did one afternoon while Alyssa was napping and Aubrey and I enjoyed an episode or 20 of Dora!
I’ll pair it with a green turtle neck for warmth and maybe some white leggings, I haven’t worked out the details yet, but of course she will need some wings and some fairy dust to finish it off, but here’s what I’ve got.
It was so easy that I decided to do a red tutu for Alyssa with black pants, turtle neck, and she can go as a lady bug, I’ll work on that one during Conference tomorrow.
Friday was Emma’s birthday and preschool for Aubrey at my home! The theme for me was the 5 senses. We baked pumpkin muffins, of course smelling, and tasting the different igredients as we went along. The kids tasted the salt and the sugar, smelled the cinnamon and the pumpkin, and then ate the muffins for snack. For hearing we made paper plate tamborines, with beans. Then of course we had to do touch, so I put shaving cream all over the back yard table, and we practiced writing our letters in it and then I hosed them all down. That was their favorite part. Alyssa got involved and had a blast with the shaving cream.

I pulled Emma out of school early on Friday and we went home and did presents and cake before gymnastics. We went out to B’sghetti’s for dinner, and over to Walmart to look for a new DS game to spend her birthday money on, but she couldn’t make up her mind. I told her to call Uncle Benny, he’s up on the new releases and maybe there is something coming out she’d like to wait for. So we headed home to bed.

The kids actually slept in until 7:02 this morning, I know it was 7:02 because they all came running in to tell us they slept in… I think they were up around 6:30 but waited as long as they could to wake us up.

It was cold this morning, but we all headed to the soccer field to support Tanner.
It was tough game, and Tanner’s team lost…

Grandma and Grandpa… freezing!

One thought on “Tutu's, Dumplings, Preschool, Birthday and Soccer”

  1. The tutu turned out great! I just saw an on-line tutorial for fairy wings. I bet you could google it and come up with something. The one I saw involved knee-highs, hangers, and hot glue. It sounds like your family has had a great week.

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