Weekend of Family Fun

Dec 23, 2014

This past week­end, my sis­ter and her fam­i­ly came up for the week­end. Her Christ­mas gift to Brit­tain was a tick­et to see the Cow­boys play the Colts, Sun­day. It was­n’t the game Brit­tain was hop­ing for but it was a fun time spent with his mom. Since he isn’t able to go to Beau­mont for Christ­mas I decid­ed to have a fam­i­ly Christ­mas par­ty for him at our house.

Sat­ur­day morn­ing, Made­lyn and Bel­lie made snow­men out of donuts for break­fast. These were a big hit with the girls. All you need are pow­dered donuts, orange jel­ly beans for the nose and mini choco­late morsels for the mouth and eyes. A cup of hot choco­late is a great drink to go with the snow­man donuts too.

Snowman Donuts

Sat­ur­day evening, we had our fam­i­ly par­ty. I put up a quick pho­to booth for fun pho­tos that was just a metal­lic stream­er type cur­tain attached to our wall then used pho­to booth props that my sis­ter Belin­da found in the $1 sec­tion at Tar­get. It was fun and sim­ple and the kids loved it.

Photo Booth Pictures

Sun­day after­noon, while Belin­da, Mal­colm and Brit­tain head­ed to the game the girls and I made “Grinch” cook­ies and “Grinch” drinks while watch­ing the foot­ball game.

Game Day

Grinch Cookies

To make “Grinch” cook­ies you need 1 box white cake mix, 1 egg, 2 cups thawed Cool­whip and green food col­or­ing. Mix the ingre­di­ents togeth­er, roll medi­um sized balls in pow­dered sug­ar (this dough is sticky), bake in a 350 degree oven for 9 min. Cool 1 minute then place red heart sprin­kles on top.

“Grinch” drinks are just a scoop or two of lime sher­bet placed into a cup with Sprite or 7Up poured over it and gar­nished with a pep­per­mint can­dy cane. You can place green sug­ar around the rim of the cup too.

Once Belin­da, Mal­colm and Brit­tain got home from the game we head­ed to down­town Frisco to see the light dis­play at Christ­mas in the Square. They were amaz­ing. We even vis­it­ed the house across the street from our neigh­bor­hood to view his light show. This light dis­play is always amaz­ing and nev­er dis­ap­points.

The Lights on Frisco Square

Neighborhood Lights

After dri­ving around look­ing at Christ­mas lights once we got home it was lights out for every­one… espe­cial­ly Bel­lie.

Bellie and Clarice

It was a busy non-stop week­end of fun and I was sad to see every­one go home, Mon­day morn­ing.


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