I eventually got up, and hung with the kids for a bit. I designed for a little while, then we eventually got ready for the game. Joe had spent the night with Leo, and Tom and Eme were going to the games. So that just left Jake and Jim. Who were playing Wii SO nicely together. I figured, that since we were just going to the gym on post, and since it was so close, that I'd let Jake watch Jim. He'd been doing so well. I had my phone, and Jake had the phone, so he could call if he started getting upset.
Eme had the first game. Here's Tom and I sitting in the bleachers. Cute, huh???
Then it was Tom's turn! Go Tom!
I watched the game and designed at the same time. I got 2 WordArt packs designed, then noticed that Captain America was on Facebook, and we ended up chatting for the rest of the time. It was SO much fun! I miss that boy!
We headed home after the games, and I had just enough time to have Eme hop in the shower and put on a pretty dress, and I made some S'mores Cups. SO yummy! Maggie had made them for the Ugly Sweater party, and they were SO tasty :) And since we were supposed to bring to bring treats, I decided to bring these :)
You take a package of graham crackers, and scrunch them up in the wrapper, then put them in the blender. Add a bit of powdered sugar and cinnamon, and blend well. Till powdered :) Then Then melt a cube of butter, and mix it with the crumbs. I sprayed a mini muffin tin (24) SUPER good with Pam, and pressed the cracker crumb mixture into it. Then baked at 350 for about 5-6 minutes.
Then I put a layer of chocolate chips on it, and took a 1/2 a marshmallow, and place it on that. Then baked again for about 3-5 minutes, until the marshmallow slightly browned. Then put a Hersheys kiss on top. Aren't they cute???
Jake wanted to go to the Youth Center, so I dropped him off on the way to Eme's Recital. And he walked the rest of the way. Silly kid :)
We got to the church, and Eme went to sit with the other kids. And I Facebooked with Captain America.
Eme did SUCH a great job!!! And here's me, wondering if the recital is ever gonna get over. LOL. 90 minutes of children playing the piano.... Eme's part lasted 90 seconds....
Afterwords, we went to the annex building, and Eme got her certificate, and had some snacks. She did a FABuLOus job!
We headed home after the recital, and had a few hours at home. And the longer I stayed at home, the more I didn't wanna go out again. See, the Ward Christmas party was at 5:30pm. And I'd been looking forward for it all month. But then over the past 24 hours, I changed my mind. See, when Captain America was in trainings and we lived with my parents, I took the kids to the Christmas party without Captain America. And it was awful. I was sad. And had to leave early. I couldn't handle it.
And that's all I could think about today. Was how hard it would be to be at a family christmas party without him. Especially with all of the girls who's hubby's who'd just come home from Iraq early. Reunited with their families. And not me.... I don't think I could have handled it. So I bailed. And yeah, the kids were a little disappointed. But they quickly got over it. They had open electronics.
And Joe and I went over to Kim's house. Joe played games with Corey for a bit, too, and was happy. Oh yeah, check out the blow up monkey outside. Joe and I found it knocked over when we got there. hehehe :)
Sorry, Kim, couldn't help myself!
Check out the nifty ornament stand that Kim bought the other day!
We hung for a bit and chatted. Scotty had gotten home earlier in the day, and was SUPER happy to be there. He had fun showing me all of his papers from the hospital.
After a little bit, Kim and I headed out to deliver some flowers to a friend of hers on the East side. She'd broken her foot back during the snow, slipping on the ice. Poor girl!
We visited with her for a quite a bit (super nice lady!), then headed back towards post. And stopped at Walgreens to pick up Scottys meds. Unfortunately, the pharmacy was closed. Hmpf! But we still looked around for a bit. It had a ton of interesting things, though. LOL :)
Um, yeah, not on MY tree...
Cardinals! We need these!!!
Santa Kim! ha!
We're so naughty.... Captain America really needs to come home, I think...
Um, yeah, Dora is giving birth to my head.... LOL!
One size fits all? LIES!!!!
This is SOOOO me!!!
Oh Sponge Bob! ha!
Bling hats! hehe :)
Kiss-u's? What the crap? hehe :)
Bimbo bread.... I've seen it all now...
Oh yeah, is it me???
As I was kissing the M&M guy, I thought to myself, I wonder how many other people have touched/kissed this thing... Probably not the best of choices...
Mickey and Minnie hats!
After Walgreens, we swung by Taco Bell to pick up a few tacos for Kim's family. She had me try one of her filled Twizzlers. OMGosh! They are super tasty! And super sour!!!
We headed back to post, and picked up Jake. Kim dropped me off at my house, and I worked to get my kids to bed. Which can take a long time sometimes. hehe :) I started blogging, and caught up on Glee. There's some great music on there this season. (the Scottish kid is cool, but the Aspergers girl is annoying - LOL). I'm sure I would have blogged faster without the show on. Or with a show I wasn't trying to watch so closely.... Note to self, right?
So here it is, after midnight. And I'm just now finishing this up. Night, y'all! Sleep well :)
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Awe, so cute!!! I like it, Sharon!