Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Fun Begins

Our season began a little early this year, which suits me just fine.

We always take the grands to a Christmas play.  This year The Grinch was playing the weekend before Thanksgiving and so Bob and I bravely took the oldest 4 to the theatre.

The weather was very dicey that day, and we kept checking the radar to see if the dreaded ice was coming.  Our temperature hovered a few degrees above freezing so their moms let us take them.
{No way we would make that decision!  We always let the parents decide:-) }
And we were happy that it did not get icey and we were able to get there and back easily.  Or as easily as you can with 4 little ones.
The cold did prevent me from getting a good shot of the kids outside the theatre.  By the time we walked there we were all just a bit frozen so we just went into our seats.

You are not allowed to photograph during the show so I was only able to get this shot.
The show was adorable and the sets and costumes were so Dr. Seussish ~ we all loved it.

While we waited for the show to start I tried to get a few shots of the kids. 
This is what you get ~ 3 wiggly boys and 1 quiet girl:-)

Before we went to the show we had a few grinchy treats.

Ben and Elizabeth helped me make green chocolate chip cookies.  YUM

No one quite knew what our fruit was supposed to be ~ can't you tell it's the Grinch with a Santa hat?!

I served their little grinchy snack on these little snack sets I got at GW.  You see them every where at antique malls for about 4 or 5 dollars each, so when I saw a set of 7 for only $7 I had to buy them.
The cups were rimmed in green sugar.

Then for our grinch punch I used this green pop and ice cream.
It doesn't sound very appetizing to me but my gang thought it was delicious!

It's perfect isn't it?

So now with our Thanksgiving feast over, and our first holiday event under our belt we are ready to celebrate in earnest.

Tomorrow the goal is to finish decorating the trees.  Wish me luck!


Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love all you do for your sweet grands! Love the Grinch fruit and the green sugar rimmed cups with green pop and ice cream. I can't believe you got those snack sets for that price!! You really scored a great deal there! :)

The Martys said...

Cute header. I like the snacks that you made for the grinch party.

Rettabug said...

Ooooo, you have just given me some GREAT ideas for Ms. C's next visit!! I cracked up at the "grinch fruit with Santa's hat" Very creative!
I would drink that green punch in a heartbeat.
I have a ton of those clear glass little snack sets. You got a fantastic price. My *Smock & Talk* friend has me on the lookout for some for her but I'll never find a bargain like that. BRAVO!