Saturday, December 13, 2008

An apron, a cake, and lots of gingerbread men

(Continuation of yesterday's post)

The week after decorating Kidzone to look like Christmas in Germany, was the week of Thanksgiving. I had a couple of lazy days, but that week was pretty busy as well.

I made an apron for the Holiday Hostess Flirty Apron Swap. After reading my partner's blog, I decided on making her a frilly, flirty, over-the-top, pink, hostess apron. I was kind of afraid it would end up looking like a tutu, but I think it turned out okay. My partner sent me a really sweet thank you note and she really seemed to like it.

I also made a birthday cake for a Sweet 16 party. The colors don't look quite right in the picture, they were brighter, more of a lime green and hot pink, but you get the idea.

I went over to my friend E.'s mom's house and helped her kids make Christmas cookies, but didn't get any pictures of that. They had so much fun!

My in-laws came up for Thanksgiving on Friday instead of Thanksgiving day, and we fried a turkey and I made lots of other goodies to go with it. Our friends R. and L. came over and joined us for dinner too. No pictures of that either, but we all had a good time. :-)

The weekend after Thanksgiving was spent making LOTS of gingerbread men. Since gingerbread is sort of a German thing, I thought it would be fun for the kids to make something gingerbread related, and the Kidzone teacher was more than happy for me to volunteer to come in and lead a center. So I made a gingerbread cookie for every child in the school, and when they came to my center in Kidzone, they got to decorate it and eat it while I read The Gingerbread Man to them. I did this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and was able to interact with all of the students in the school, about 250 kids in all. It took a lot of time and effort, but it was so worth it to see how much fun they had! I wish I could show you their faces in the pictures!

I was also there Thursday and Friday helping out the librarian with her RIF project. I'll tell you all about that tomorrow! I hope you're all having a great weekend!


Amy said...

Sounds like you have been very busy!

I love that cake. The colors and flowers are so cute!

I hope that you have a great weekend too!

God Bless,

A teacher in Florida said...

They had a gingerbread man contest on The View this week (Whoopi did) and I bet yours would have made the cut! The kids surely delighted in your visit and look forward to more. Blessings...

Madeline said...

You have been a very busy lady. The gingerbread men are so cute! I know the kids had tons of fun with that.

Jenn said...

Sounds like the kids would have loved that. The whole thing in general sounds great.

Dr. Wifey said...

cute cake!