2. I have decided to bake my brains out this holiday season and I can't wait! I have always loved the idea of holiday goodies everywhere all season long. That was how it was at my Nana's house growing up. There was never a day without a pie or some candies or special bread or something yummy! It made everything so special. I have been wanting to make the holiday season a celebration everyday all season long and I can't really think of an easier or better way to celebrate than with food. My only drawback has been all those calories. How could I make festive goodies everyday and not end up as fat as a Christmas goose myself. This unanswered question has been what has kept me from ever embarking on my holiday baking mission. But I got thinking....what with me pregnant and all and not really supposed to be worried about calories and not really supposed to be too worried about my weight this will be the perfect season to try my experiment. So here we go! Well, beginning November 1st (Ron's birthday and my official start of holiday season) pumpkin muffins and pumpkin pie will start things off and will give way to Christmas candies, cookies, and ciders as our thoughts turn from Thanksgiving to Christmas. It is going to be yummy around here! I probably won't bake something new everyday, but when the last treat runs out I will know it is time to start something up! I think it is gonna be a fun way to keep all that we have to celebrate in the forefront of our minds. If it turns out awesome I will keep doing it in years when I am not pregnant. Fattening up for winter is good right? Plus I will never be wanting for a New Year's Resolution!
3. Afton and Ponder went to Chuck E. Cheese's for the first time in her life yesterday. That place is so fun! I had forgotten. We were on a fifteen hour ride home from Florida and we wanted pizza for lunch. The only pizza place at our exit was Chuck E. Cheese, not really the kind of place you want to stop on a fifteen hour trip. We really wanted pizza though and I told Ron the kids don't even know what it is so they won't ask to play unless we bring it up. We could just eat there like it was a regular pizza place and they would be none the wiser. Good enough plan, but once we got inside the fun took over. It started with me! As soon as I saw the skeet ball machines I told Afton me'n Daddy were about to get nasty on some skeet ball. She had know idea what that even was. Then there were the tradional singing animals, (Afton adored them of course.) , the blue screen kids could dance in front of and then be put up on huge TV screens so everybody in the restaurant could see them, the five free tokens that came with our food that we just has to use! We were sunk. Fun was going to be had. The trip would have wait. Our pizza was disgusting, but we left thinking there was no where better we could have stopped! After a couple of rides on cars and horses and merry go rounds Afton was a new kid, totally renewed for the trip. Just getting to see the singing animals and watch her sister dancing on a big TV screen was enough to lift Ponder's spirits. Ron and I did try our hand at the skeet ball. Let's just say together we didn't make enough tickets to buy even the cheapest toy. There is always next time though, and there certainly will be a next time!