Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thankful for the kiddies:)

This week has been strange- it's that in between weather where you're not quite ready for gloves but your hands start to feel a little windburn and dry.  You step outside at 5pm and it's dark.  You get in your car and hear Christmas music?  I had to stop for a second this morning when I heard Jingle Bells on the radio.  I was like omg what month is it?  Then I realized, thanksgiving is 2 weeks from tomorrow!!!  This is the time of year where time seems to FLY by. 

I've been trying to plan little fun activities for Dylan.  This summer we did a lot of cupcake decorating- which he loves to do!  I love it too because it's an inexpensive activity that is great to do on a Saturday/Sunday afternoon on the deck.  So I was thinking about what Thanksgiving activity I can do with him.  This morning I popped open face book and saw on my news feed my friend Kelly had posted pictures of Thanksgiving cupcakes she made, these are so cute I had to share:
(Vanilla Cupcake, chocolate frosting, nutter butters, oreos and candy corn- some gel icing to decorate the face). 

Turkey Cupcakes- great to bring to Thanksgiving parties

I love these and think for older kids it would be a great indoor activity.  For my son cupcake decorating is on the list of outdoor activities so I started looking at some other ideas that wouldn't cost me an arm and a leg and I think he would enjoy but would be manageable to do indoors.  Here are some I'm thinking of:

Happy Thanksgiving day cards- great to give to grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.

Hand and foot print turkey

Turkey puppet

Luckily it looks like the only supplies I need for all 3 of these I already have:  Scissors, glue, construction paper, lunch bags and markers.  Could be a great play date theme or even holiday gathering activity to keep the kids entertained.


  1. The cupcakes are so cute! So creative:)

  2. I love the cupcakes! did she just use oreo and nutter butter for the body? Soo creative =)