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We Wish you a Merry Grinchmas

Its nice to finally sit down and write an entry, although I know in a few minutes I will either have a crying baby, or a grumpy toddler, so I have to make it quick. Cheerio the elf has been with us for over a week now, she hasn’t done anything too crazy. I am lucky enough where my daughter doesn’t expect big crazy things yet thankfully, because after bed time I am just too tired. The other night when Cheerio brought Grinchmas to us I was up till 1am helping that elf create a cute little Grinch day for my daughter.

My post is mainly to share our first holiday theme day with you, Grinchmas didn’t go as good as I had planned, maybe two is too young to really enjoy the Grinch, but we tried.

She woke up that morning to Cheerio sitting on our “fire place”, with a newly purchased Grinch book, the Grinch, and a cute little poster I had made to decorate later on in the day. She was excited about the book, but as soon as I tried to read it to her she lost interest, I think maybe its just too long of a book. Once I was finished, we had breakfast and I made Santa hats with bananas, strawberries, and cream. I was going to add grapes but for almost $4 a lb, Cheerio and Santa could not afford grapes to make the Grinch.

Afterwards we made Grinch hand prints, which went on the little sign I had made, which is still hanging above my “fire place”. Then it was time to start baking cookies, which of course was an all day project, and trying to get a two year old not to touch anything after touching the dough was fun too.

While we waited for the cookies to bake, I decided now was a good time to watch the Grinch, and it definitely worked out better because dinner took longer than expected.

Speaking of dinner, I found a recipe for Who Hash, and it tasted pretty good. Reminded me of breakfast. I made it with Potatoes, ham, peas, carrots, and onions. Turned out yummy, but a lot of work and by the time we sat down to eat it was almost 8pm.

It was a simple day, and I think she had fun.

My next planned day is on Friday, and we are doing Frosty. I have some fun ideas in mind which includes making homemade donuts.

Before I end my entry, here are some pictures from our Grinch day, hope you enjoy.

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Cheerios Return

Its been too long since I’ve written a BLOG, life got in the way. I hope to write more especially with the holidays approaching, and now that our friend Cheerio the elf is visiting, hopefully my creativity will pick up.

After a few weeks of searching for a way for Cheerio to appear, I decided a North Pole breakfast was perfect. I had written down all these ideas I was going to make a smörgåsbord of food. So the day arrived quickly, and both my daughter and I got sick. Thanksgiving night we both ended up with a cold.

I figured I’d postpone one night and I’d feel much better the next day. Didn’t feel much better, but was too excited to keep miss cheerio away any longer.

Late last night she came, made a mess of my dining room table, and wrapped my daughters present all before hoping into a Santa cup and took a cotton ball bath.

Early this morning my daughter woke up to paper snowflakes lining the hallway, and a cute little set up at the table. It wasn’t as immaculate as the ones on pintrest, and I didn’t go all out and bake the night away… But she did have a Christmas tree and a snowman pancake.

She was also excited to open up her present from Santa and Cheerio.

All in all I’d say it was a successful North Pole breakfast, without all the fancy pinterest ideas.

Here are some pics from the morning, as well as Cheerios zip lining adventure for tomorrow.

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