Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pretzels & Popcorn

So what do your kids do with their pretzels?? Mine, when extremely bored, turn them into educational toys.
Who knew a 10 & 12 year old could have so much fun with a bag of snack food.
Speaking of snack food.....
Today Grant and I decided to abandon the rug rats and take off for the day. A much needed sanity break for both of us. We took the ocean side route down to Nanaimo, a beautiful drive, with a quick stop in Parksville at my favourite second hand store :) We had a bunch of gift cards from Christmas and the kids decided to pool them all and asked us to pick out a "family" gift at Sears for them. Grandma & Grandpa, look what you got the kids for Christmas....

A theatre style popcorn makes 50 cups of popcorn at a time and makes the house smell great! The kids were surprised and think its awesome. I know its not really practical but Christmas isn't about being practical. Thanks guys I am sure we will use it well.

Pretzels & popcorn made for a great Saturday.
Other notables from today:
- Water fight inside....good times
-Holly to Alex: "Alex go die!" Alex(not missing a beat) " I always wanted to meet Jesus" said in her best southern drawl
-eating popcorn, watching Star Trek (the newer one I actually like) with the kids and only saying "will everyone just be quiet!"(ok I probably said shut up) only twice. :)

1 comment:

  1. We have an amazing theater popcorn maker too and it gets used several times a week. We are on our second one. Many great memories for sure (and popcorn is pretty cheap)!