Friday, November 22, 2013

five on friday

Look at this adorable Christmas shirt my Mom made for Pearson.  Who ever said there isn't anything cute for boys to wear never saw this!!  It doesn't get much cuter than this!!  The other shirts are for my nephew, Carson and my SIL's other nephew.  I can't wait until I dress my boys in cute little matching outfits like this!!

 I scored all 24 of these little Hot Wheels for Pearson for less that $3.50 at Dollar General.  They are regularly priced at $1.25 and I only paid 14 cents for each one of them!!  I'm all stocked up for a while! These will be great to put in his stocking, Valentine's gift, Big Brother Bag, Easter Basket, and to have on hand for Potty Training incentives!!  You can check out the deal here on Hip2Save, but hurry because it's only good through Saturday 11/23.

Today my Mom, SIL and I went to Sam's for their Thanksgiving sample day.  One of the sample's was Green Bean Casserole......mmmmmmmm!! Our family doesn't have green bean casserole at Thanksgiving but I love it.  I never make it because it's a big dish just for the three of us.  I found this recipe for a Chicken, Rice & Green Bean Casserole online that makes the yummy side dish of Green Bean Casserole into a meal.  I thought it was really good.  I will definitely be making it again as I love an all in one meal.  

For as long as Matt and I have been married we have always put up our Christmas tree the weekend before Thanksgiving.  I know, I know....we are those annoying people that "skip" Thanksgiving.  I normally knock out putting up our tree in a few hours but this year it's taking me forever.  I am so tired in the evening so I've just been getting a little bit done each day.  Tuesday we pulled it all out from the attic.  Wednesday I got Pearson's Christmas toys and books out.  Thursday we put the Christmas tree up and today I'm sitting on the couch (having lots of Braxton Hicks contractions) wishing that I could snap my fingers and have my tree decorated.  I don't think that is going to happen though so I think we are going to decorate it tomorrow.  

Instead of decorating our tree tonight we opted for Family Movie Night complete with popcorn.  Tonight we watched "Merry Christmas, Thomas".  Pearson loved it but Oh.My.Goodness. it was so dumb.  I guess I'm not a fan of Thomas the Train.  Thomas is not near as catchy and entertaining as the Disney train show, Chuggington.  Little Man was a happy camper so that was all that mattered!!  I'm looking forward to lots of family movie nights in the next few weeks with all the Christmas specials on TV.  We are going to have to get our DVR all set for all of the Christmas Classics.  


Rachel Zimm said...

Those Hot Wheels cars were a STEAL!
I am loving all of the deals going on right now at stores/online.
Your Christmas tree looks so pretty thus far!

Christine said...

I completely agree about Thomas vs. Chuggington (though I don't particularly care for either).

Okay, so I love the box that the tree is on and I'm thinking that may be a great idea to protect the tree from the kiddos. Did you make it or where did you buy it? Definitely a thought...