One of my best friends in the whole wide world, Tracy, came over to visit a few weeks ago. She brought her three little people, who are perhaps some of my favorite kids ever. They have such sweet personalities and are bundles of non-stop energy. They make me miss having small people running around our house.
Before they came up, Tracy and I decided that it would be a good idea to do a fun project with the kids when they were here. So, Tracy found this pin, which was the perfect blend of easy and fun.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of our supplies, but this is what we used…
- Sugar Ice-Cream Cones
- frosting (we used mint flavor)
- M & M’s (holiday edition green and red)
We gave each kid a plastic spoon to spread the frosting onto the cone, put out the toppings where they could get them, and let them create their own Christmas Tree Cone.
After they were done consuming their projects, they had a ton of sugar-induced energy to get out of their system, so we headed outside. It was the first time they came to visit us at our new house, and they had a great time exploring in our yard.
When I showed my husband these pictures of the kids on the swing he made for us, he was so happy to see it being put to good use! It’s nice to have little people around to enjoy the things our kids have gotten too big to really get excited about.
Then, our neighbor, who has a ten-horse stable, let out the two horses that hang out in our pasture each day. That just about made their day! The kids were excited to see them – and any excuse to climb a fence is pretty fun too.
Between the horses, the swing, the scooter riding, Christmas tree making and ball playing, I’m not sure who was more exhausted when it was time for them to go! I’m pretty sure it was me 🙂
Loved that day, and the opportunity to see my friend. Time seems to be passing by too quickly, and every minute I get to spend with someone I love is time well spent.
Well, I have to get back to getting ready for the holidays. I’m so far behind with everything, I can only hope that I can catch up before the 25th!
*Unfortunately, if you click on the pin, it doesn’t take you to a trusted website, but you get the idea.