My sister, Mattie, works at KTHV. She's actually a producer... which is such a cool name. Much cooler title than 'homemaker' or 'stay-at-home-mom'. She runs this cool morning show thingy called 'Bon Apetit'. Last week focused on kid friendly foods. She asked if Annette and I would come onto the show for a live cooking session. I am no expert in the kitchen. Ask Isaac. Or anyone. BUT, but, but, I do make a lot of omelettes. So, I decided I could do that on air and surely not make a fool of myself. Ha.
I really enjoyed spending the entire morning with just Annette. My other sister, Lauren, took care of Charlie so the two of us could go to the station. The omelette making went pretty well. I'm not used to cooking on a hot plate. I love my gas stove. So, my omelettes didn't cook as quickly or turn out quite as nice looking, but I didn't feel like a complete failure. Until, Annette reaches over and touches the hot skillet. She barely BARELY grazed the edge, but boy did she cry. On set. On air. Poor thing. I kissed it. She kept crying. I took her off to the side and they cut to the weather. Pretty dramatic. Luckily, she didn't even have a red spot or anything on her finger. Thank goodness. But it did scare her. In hindsight, I should have moved her little stool she was standing on WAY farther away from the hot plate. I'm sure I could have done a lot of things differently. I think I've finally forgiven myself after 4 days. I think.
Our little playgroup had a Christmas party on Friday morning.
We played a toddler friendly version of BINGO. I made it to where the kids would shout out 'bingo' if they put a sticker on all the numerals on their tree. It worked well and they all had fun playing while practicing number recognition.
I had to help Charlie, of course : )
Story time with Jennifer, another past school teacher.
Mandy brought the goods to make ice cream cone Christmas trees.
Little brothers : )
Other activities this weekend:
- Isaac's company Christmas party
- My mom took Annette to see a play at the Art Center
- We played with Aunt Lauren and Aunt Mattie
- I took Charlie to a birthday party
- While Isaac took Annette on their first Daddy-Daughter Date to Purple Cow
- We rode bikes to our neighbor's backyard to play
- We went to a family Christmas party
- And we had our first family movie night watching the movie UP. The kids lasted about 25 minutes, which was pretty good for them. Can't imagine the day where we will truly be able to watch an entire movie with them. That will be a whole new kind of fun.