Sunday, December 23, 2012

Visit to Santa (Bass Pro Winter Wonderland)

 
 

Snowman Breakfast (North Pole Breakfast)

Many folks welcome their Elf on a Shelf with a breakfast, but our family does just the opposite. We have a farewell breakfast with our Elf each Christmas Eve. 
 
I have to admit, this year I have not been as organized as in the past, so I rushed to put it all together (with a huge thanks to Pinterest!), but was still happy with results.   Here's what my kids will see when they awake tomorrow morning:
 
 
 
I found the tablecloth and napkins on clearance after Christmas last year at Walmart and held on to it!  I was just lucky to find similar paper plates at the Dollar Tree last week!
 
 
What kid doesn't love marshmallows! 
Snowman Poop printable:
 
 
Melted Snowman (Water bottle label):
The labels are made for the regular size water bottles but I only had the kid-sized bottles.
 
 
(Sad I didn't have white mugs to coordinate my table)...
Snowman Soup (aka Hot Chocolate):
 
 
And of course, breakfast is snowman donughts!...
Snowmen Donuts
Our Elf decorated the entire house with paper snowflakes! I think he's missing the snow.
 
 
IF I HAD MORE TIME (aka if I had planned better), I would have added these cute idea
 (found on pinterest):
Christmas Breakfast drinks for kids?
 
 
Samantha's North Pole Breakfast!
 
Put three large marshmallows on a sucker stick, dip in white chocolate and decorate with mini Ms and icing#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ouch: Eyebrow wax burn (or reaction)


Yes, this is my eyebrow 20 minutes after a wax!!!  The cosmetologist said one of my skin care products is making my skin extra sensitive and thus reacting to the hot wax.  (As a note I went to a trusted spa, not a cheap nail service place)  Lovely.  I have put on aloe vera and antibiotic ontiment, and am praying for no scarring. 
Has this every happened to you??
 

 
The next morning...still red and now swollen!
 
 I will be wearing sunglasses all day to wide this!!!
 
Update:
Well I went to the dermatologists; and apparently, one of my face creams has “retinoids” in it, so I shouldn’t have used wax…who knew!?!  I am supposed to stop using the cream for seven days prior to waxing!! I had no idea.  She gave me a RX for Bionect (which is very expensive, like $200+!!), but it will give quicker healing. 
 

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Christmas at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Each December, we do a "family night" at Hollywood Studios.  We have a nice sit down dinner and then stroll through the Osborne Family Lights.  Staying with tradition, last night was our night!  It was get a warmer-than-normal night (70 degrees) but we did our best to into the Holiday spirit.
 
I had found the kids matching shirts on etsy...and we purchased the hats at Disney:
 
 
We had dinner at Sci-Fi Drive-In theater.  (Brings you back to 1957!)
It was my kids' first time there and they loved it.
 
We got to see a few Disney characters:



And then time to see the lights!

Santa Goofy is new this year!!