Monday, October 19, 2009

We love making stuff!

After spending the morning shopping at the supermall, we came home to make suckers for Kara to take to school. She is the class helper again today. Here she is getting ready to start.I used pastry bags this time instead of the double boiler. It was cleaner and easier. I also didn't have to worry about her being near the stove.
Making green eyeballs!
Kiersten didn't get to help, so she played with the play kitchen while we worked on them.

Here are a few of the finished suckers.
The candies without sucker sticks are supposed to be eyeballs. Kara made them 100% all by herself. I helped her do the actual suckers.
Kiersten enjoying the finished product.
Kara thought the eyeballs turned out yummy.
Here she is ready for school this morning. She took her tickle me cookie monster for show and tell. those are the suckers in the plastic bag. we just wrapped them in purple and orange cellophane.

Kiersten is terrified of cookie monster, really terrified. She screams and cries when he is turned on, and if she even sees him, she gets upset, and says, "scared!" so we try to keep him out of sight. A few nights ago, Kiersten wouldn't stay out of Kara's room. Kara doesn't like to shut the door, because then she can't get back out when she wants to. Kara was getting frustrated, until eventually, Kiersten joined us in the family room. I went to go to the bathroom, and saw that cookie monster was standing in Kara's open doorway. We thought that was pretty smart, and a little mean spirited of Kara to think of doing that, but it totally worked.


VicandNanc said...

Haha, that is so cute of Cookie Monster guarding her room! She is just too clever! The suckers are cute as always, but look like so much work! I'm sure Kara LOVED showing them off & sharing them though :) You guys really look alike in the picture sitting at the table.

Josh and Jackie said...

So cute Becky you are such a good mom! Sorry to hear that Kara is still having troubles. I dunno what to tell you. But I put you guys on the temple roll so you'll have a lot of people praying for you. So hopefully something will come to your mind. Love and miss you all so much.

Vicky Van Sickle said...

I had to chuckle when I heard of Kara having the Cookie Monster guard her room. What a clever little girl. When I saw the Hallowen sucker kits I knew you guys would make them. You have so much fun doing them and you do a good job. So how did you keep the pastry bags warm so the chocolate would be soft?