This week started with a very busy Monday. We spent it preparing for the school fundraising banquet that night. The school does one big fundraising event (a banquet) each year, and in the past, they always held the event off-site. Jim and I had often thought that the banquet should be held at the school - so people could see what they were investing in and get excited about the school. Jim decided to do the banquet in the school gym this year. It was more work for us because the whole school had to be cleaned, the gym had to be set up and decorated, but we were excited to do something new and different.
I was in charge of beverages for the banquet. We served punch, water, and coffee. Maddie and I went and bought the punch ingredients that morning. We had a whole cart full of lemonade, orange juice, and 7-Up.
Here is the recipe we used. It was very good and easy!
1 can frozen lemonade, thawed
1 can frozen orange juice without pulp, thawed
3 liters 7-Up
Mix ingredients together, and serve with ice.
He wanted me to make Oreo Cupcakes with little Lego guys again this year.
Here's what I did for Project Life this week.
Sunday was Drew's birthday! I can't believe that he is 7! We started the day with donuts and presents.
Maddie's friend, Paige, came over for a while on Monday morning. Her mom had to work, and her normal babysitter couldn't watch her. The girls had fun playing and watching Sesame Street.
Friday was also Storybook Day. Each elementary child was supposed to dress up as a storybook character, and Drew dressed as Paul Bunyan. I made his beard and ax from this tutorial.
and then the Man with the Yellow Hat read a Curious George book to the whole elementary in the gym.
We had a birthday party for Drew, Maddie, our nephew Brandon, and another family friend on Saturday with Jim's family.