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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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If you give a toddler a cookie….



One of my daughters favorite book series is “If you give a mouse a cookie”. I ended up finding an awesome book with most of them included. This book also includes; recipes, songs, games, and activities that involve the books.

I have been wanting to actually bake somethingIMG_20140804_193451285 that turns out right. In the book they have a recipe for chocolate chip cookies inspired by, “If you give a mouse a cookie”.

I was so excited to do this with my daughter too. She helped add the dry ingredients to the bowl, and was happy to do it. She was so excited she watched them bake.





My daughter decided we would read the book while the cookies were baking in the oven. When they came out I was shocked, they looked like normal cookies. I so far had done something right. Haha. I let them cool,  and prepared a cliché blog photo of the finished product. I then gave the cookies to my two toughest critics; my husband and daughter. As you can see from the picture I got a thumbs up from  my daughter, and a, “They turned out fine”, from my husband.

Woohoo!! I am so proud of myself, I finally baked something from scratch without messing them up. Everyone enjoyed them. 🙂