Sunday, November 13, 2011

Project 365

A picture a day for 365 days...a year's worth of fun!

Sunday ~ 305/365
Sunday November 6, 2011

Sunday was a super lazy day at the McCraken started off with some french toast {YUM} with left over Italian bread and then led into laundry and cleaning and lesson planning and anything else I could do in my jammies! It was also clean the football equipment day! The boys' season ended yesterday with a HUGE win over another pee wee team in their association, and with that we are done with football, so that means it's time to clean the equipment and get it ready for hand-in which takes place on Tuesday night. Ryan's season is done too and his team's equipment hand in is Wednesday...and the only thing left is party time!

Ryan being silly wearing one of the boys' helmets!

Monday November 7, 2011

Last week I posted a picture of Brendan and his friend Jack, the 2 spelling bee representatives for their 6th grade class; well this morning was the school wide spelling bee. There were 2 class representatives from each class from grades 4th-8th. I was not able to attend {insert sad face here} since it was during school hours, but thankfully grandma came to the rescue and was able to cheer him on (and take some pics for me! lol) He didn't fare too well and was out in the first round, but nonetheless I am very proud of him for getting up there and doing his best!

After school and my meetings, I came home to hurry up and wrap up a birthday present and get it in the mail for Model's birthday; you may know here as Mimi's middle child! I am TERRIBLE when it comes to getting boxes to my BFFs on time back in MI so I was determined to get it to her before her big day! (and I did it!)


Tuesday November 8, 2011

Football equipment hand in day...they were sad to see it go, I am happy to have less mess and grass in my house!

Today was the day that my kindergarteners turned in their Tom Turkeys in their Thanksgiving day disguises to hide from the farmer. I think they did great and I got some really creative disguises, with my favorite being the bush! Others included a football player, a football field, a pig, a dog, an hot air balloon, a peacock, a star wars clone trooper, Elmo, a rainbows as well as the cereal, pasta and rice decoed ones!

Brendan posing with our principal Mrs. T. She is sporting a Wildcat spirit shirt because of a little wager she lost this football season. You see...her hubby coaches football for one of Ryan's in-district rivals so at the beginning of the season we made a friendly little wager...loser had to wear winner's spirit shirt. Well here she is...sporting one of mine since WCHS Wildcats TRAMPLED over the stallions of SRHS a few weeks ago! I think she wears it well...don't you?!

Wednesday November 9, 2011

Tonight I met Crystal for our monthly happy hour meeting...I am loving this happy hour thing btw! And she brought me this....OH MY YUMMINESS!! This is my most favoritest kind of candy and you can only find it at Christmas time! Thanks are amazing!

Thursday November 10, 2011

Since tomorrow is Veteran's Day, today was the last school day of our week! Can I get a WOO HOO! The end to a very short, but busy it was decided that mom didn't have to cook tonight {thankyouverymuch}; so Jack in the Box was brought home to feast on picnic style while watching football (shocking, I know!). I {heart} curly fries and definitely do not indulge in them as much as I should!

Friday November 11, 2011

Today is Veteran's Day {thanks to all those who have served or are serving to keep me & my family safe, especially my papa and dad...YOU ROCK!} and since we have no school we, my mom, sister, me and the kids, decided to go shopping. We headed to the was like it was the week before Christmas.

And while we were walking around looking at the Christmas decor and listening to the Christmas music (already)...guess who we saw...that's right...


...are you kiddin' me?! The elf said he has been there since November 4th. I was shocked!


Saturday November 12, 2011

Busy Saturday in store for the McCraken started out on the football field...wait deja vu...our season has ended, so why am I on the football field this Saturday??! Well good friend Bric plays in a different league on a different team and had a game so the boys, of course, wanted to go...cuz what's a Saturday without being on the football field?! Apparently I will never know!

Then after lunch it was that time again for our annual mom/son Christmas list trip! This is when I go with each son to stores of their choice so that they can write our their Christmas wish list. It also includes either a fun snack or lunch date as well! Since Brendan is the oldest, he was up first. We headed to Toy R Us, Wal-Mart, GameStop, Hobby Lobby, Micheal's and he picked Starbucks for his treat. It was a fun time with my weekend...Colin Boy's turn!

When Bren & I got home I found Colin and Ryan pulling out the Christmas tree...WHAT?! He {Ryan} has been bugging to put up the tree for almost a week the sneakily little thing that he is pulled it out while I wasn't home! So, yes, it's November 13th and the McCraken's have their Christmas tree up and decorated...sigh... does like very festive though...I do have to admit!

I also tried my hand at making cake pops. I love to bake and have been wanting to try these for forever. The cake is lemon cake with butter cream frosting dipped in mild chocolate and while chocolate. For my first time I think they turned out great and they taste amazing! I will make them again definitely; Brendan is asking for chocolate as he is not a lemon fan!

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sara said...

give me a minute here.....I am still trying to get my mind around the fact that 1)santa was already at the mall and 2) your christmas tree is up and decorated!!! :)

Those cake pops look awesome!!! were they hard to make?

The Bug said...

Ooh I love cake pops! I didn't do so well the time I tried to make them...

I think the only thing keeping Dr. M from putting our tree up is that he's had Halloween lights to play with :)

Stacy said...

As I said on Facebook I would love to have my tree up. Maybe I can get my husband to bring everything down this weekend!

The cake balls look so good!

He & Me + 3 said...

Let me see...where to start. No on the Christmas tree. It is so early. Is it going to be coming down December 26? Let Ryan do that too. LOL Love all the yummy food pictures. Not a huge fan of the cake balls, but they are a big hit where ever they go. They are too cute. Yeah for Christmas lists & Mommy son dates. Fun. Cracking up at Ryan in that little hat. Keep thinking of big man in a little helmet! Ha! Ryan knows I love him.