Friday, December 27, 2013

Nuttier Than A Fruit Cake

I think that everyone being sick has been a blessing in disguise.  While we're missing a visit from Grammy Caren and Papa Tom it has been so nice to just enjoy each other and all our new toys today!  Right now as I type, my three faves are trying out the video game the kiddos got Grant for Christmas.  Not sure who is enjoying them self the most as they are cracking me up as I watch and there is a lot of giggling and mock challenging (Noah just told Grant - Take that, Dude!)  The kids love the fact that we've let them stay in pj's all day, drink tons of blue juice and eat popsicles.  I'm just hoping that it helps speed all four of us along the road to recovery.

In other news, Happy National Fruit Cake Day!  I am not a fruit cake fan nor did I want to have to buy the plethora of ingredients necessary to make an authentic fruit cake.  So instead I made a fruit cocktail cake :)  Pretty much as simple as it sounds - a cake loaded with fruit cocktail.  And any cake that has only 6 ingredients and only requires me getting one bowl dirty and no mixer is A-OK with me.  Everyone here liked it though I think it would be even better right out of the oven topped with ice cream.

More playing and hanging tomorrow.  Kayla's requesting a Tinkerbell tea party and both are begging for a few movies as well.  Sounds like a plan to me!  And they're both going to help me make up some fun chocolate candy as well.  So until then...

Christmas exploded in my living room

 Popsicles and light up legos - does it get much better than that?

 Fruit Cocktail Cake

 Spiderman PJ's!

 A shot of the inside of the cake

Hey Grandma and Papa - the seats are the perfect height for the coffee table!

1 comment:

  1. We, of course, planned it that way! The PJ day looks wonderful! Glad you're taking advantage of no obigations on the calendar.