Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wrapping up October: KK Fall Fest, cookies, sugar cane and cast

Since we're well into November (with T-minus 10 days and counting until the big Sweet 16) I figure it's time I had better get my act together for a final October post.

Reid had his fall festival a few weeks ago. Fall festivals at Kiddie Kollege are for KK students only. Reid is considered a "graduate" this year, and Hazel always makes everything extra special for graduates.

Grant and Mac had a ballgame that night so Dawnie was sweet enough to chauffeur us to the fall fest then take us to the game so Chris and I wouldn't have two cars at the ball field.
Being that this was our last Kiddie Kollege fall festival :( we soaked up every bit of it. I think Reid thoroughly enjoyed himself, as did Snuggie and I.

My Turbo
"Aint" Dawnie and Reid
Reid with Mrs. Kala
She was his teacher last year. We dearly love her.
Fun in the bounce house

Reid with Mrs. Rita
We are surely going to miss her!
Their own "pumpkin patch" :)
Trying to find his pumpkin with his name on it
Whew, all that fun and goody-gettin' wore Reid slap out. He decided to take a load off on the side walk with his bag of loot and an apple. Of all things... :)

I hope you're sitting down for this next part. Because I made something. Rather I baked something. I baked something really cute. And tasty. And they look like they're difficult but... did you miss the part where I made them? It was so very simple. Although I will admit that since I don't do crafty/bake-y things a lot I didn't want to try them on my own. I needed a wingman, and Big D was the perfect person for the job. My mom was very sweet to let me come to her house and mess up her kitchen. The coffee was plentiful when I got there, and she made me my favorite breakfast - french toast and bacon. After breakfast we got down to business making... drum roll please...
Candy Corn Sugar Cookies.

How cute are they!?! I was so excited they turned out like they did. The sugar cookie recipe is one I'll keep on hand for future reference. They had a very good flavor and will be a good recipe to use over the holidays for making cookies with the kids.  The dough was easy to work with, and they would be perfect for icing/decorating.

Click on "Candy Corn Sugar Cookies" above for the link to the recipe and tutorial. But here are a few pics:
Separate dough into 3 equal parts, leaving one original color,
then make one orange and one yellow.
Layer in loaf pan and freeze for about 45 minutes
Slice dough as you would a piece of bread (sorry, no pic of that step - I
was too anxious to see if they were going to look right) :)
 then cut off ends and cut into triangles
Place on cookie sheet and bake
I will definitely be making these again, maybe even at Christmas with red, green and white since candy corn seems to make its appearance throughout the year in various holiday colors. We had a great, fun morning in the kitchen. Thanks again, mom! I hope we do it again real soon.

When we don't have our own, Chris will stop by a local produce stand for some tomatoes. He made a stop by there the other day and came home with sugar cane. He knew the boys had never had it (nor had I), so he wanted us to try it.
For the record let me state how happy I am that jacked up front
tooth is now gone. I didn't think that thing was ever going to come
out. And it didn't by itself, a little visit to the dentist was necessary.
As you can see we tried it. I think it's obvious from the pictures who is and isn't a fan.

Cast back on.
With his brothers' overseeing the process of course
Because Mac slap wore the first one out. It was unraveling, had started to rub, was nasty and let's not even get into how it smelled. GAG! That was two weeks into it, and we were really hoping we would leave there without another one. But Dr. Curtis wasn't in, and the other doctor didn't want to make that call. Bueller wasn't happy about getting another one. In case you didn't know this already, CASTS SUCK! He was tough about it the whole time, though, and knew he could handle it for one more week. He opted for a blue one the second go-around, and I think he did an even better job of wearing this one out in one week than he did the orange in two.
I think it's safe to say it was ready to come off for good. Finally.
Mackey loved our nurse. She was great.
And yes, that's the cast beside them. We saved it. I know, I know. Gross. (Even though she cut the smelly inside sock part out). But when he's a teenager we're going to look back at that cast and think how tiny it is.

You wouldn't believe some of the things I've saved. ;)

And with that I think October is good and wrapped up.

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