So, earlier this week, our 3 kids were busy putting finishing touches on their gifts. Ty had Carden this year. Carden loves to cook and loves to hostess little parties with her friends. Ty wanted to make Carden an apron. A lofty project for a 9 year old boy who has never used a sewing machine, snicker. But he was sure that was what he wanted to make so he earned some money, we went to Hobby Lobby, he picked out the fabric, ribbon, and every detail needed included the color and size of the buttons. And a shocking fact for me to admit, he was amazing at having the patience and stubbornness to learn how to use a sewing machine. He only had one bad needle poke... at which time I not so gently yelled, "don't bleed on the apron!" He was not adoring his mom nor her lack of compassion at that moment ;[
We also spent the week making some baked goodies for friends and neighbors. This was our gift to our neighbors... which we ADORE! They have 9 kiddos so there is always fun to be had next door! Living next to them constantly gives me fond memories of the blessing it was and is to have grown up with tons of siblings. SO, I found this book at Anthropology and flipped through it and thought it would be fun to create a gift 'basket' around...
On the Menu:
Ham and Swiss Sliders (huge hit)
Mashed Potatoes and Corn on the Cob
Cinnamon Apples and Deviled Eggs
Pasta and Green Salads
Creme Puffs with Mississippi Mud Fondue
Peanut Butter Pies
Peach Praline Pie
Red Velvet Cupcakes
and Turtle Pound Cake!