This week has been cray-to-the-Z! Like most of the word, we’ve got company coming in for a week Thanksgiving, and my little Piggies both had their Thanksgiving Feast at pre-school. Thankfully I was not in charge of either one this year!
Piggy One’s homeroom mom is a Pinterest dream come to life! His room was decked out. So stinking cute! All the moms in there are on the ball and came together to create such a great experience for the kids. Just look at that spread!
To make things better, Piggy One’s best friend from last year is with him again this year. He’s convinced it’s his twin. The funny thing is, they look alike! (Piggy One is 3rd from the left. His BFF twinnie is 5th from the left.) Needless to say, they’ve had such good experiences that we’ve decided to finish up the year and just do some homeschool activities on Mondays and Fridays when they’re not in school. Are these not the cutest little Indians ever??
Piggy Two, I am convinced, is in the best class ever in the history of the whole entire world, period…That is all! His teacher is, hands down, the best teacher I’ve ever, in my life, encountered! First, she teaches the 1-year-olds. They’re cute and all, but they can’t talk. That’s her first step toward sainthood in my opinion. Second – (hold on to your hats for this one) – she is a pharmacist when she’s not at school. Say what?? Yes, you heard me! It is truly a calling for this magnificent lady. She doesn’t have to work for pennies a day. She chooses to!
We are blessed! Blessed, I tell ya! Everything his teacher does is over the top! She puts in so much extra time and money. There is no way she makes a dime working. She spends twice as much on the kids as she makes. I wish I had gotten a picture of him with his teacher, but here I am with my little turkey.
So anyway, the boys have amazing teachers and had super fantastic Thanksgiving parties. My contribution to the parties was a cornucopia of treats. For Piggy One, we were to bring a dessert. For Piggy Two, we were to bring fruit. I can usually make the same for both Piggies, but I needed something that would be cute, but also easy so that I didn’t have to kill myself making two different things. I decided to make cornucopias out of waffle cones. When I say make, I mean I opened up the package aaaaand done! I just needed to fill them with treats.
My advice: Splurge on the bigger waffle cones. Don’t skimp and buy the smaller sugar cones. They don’t hold much. Also, if you are filling them with fruit or anything that could be moist, don’t fill them too far in advance. The moisture in the fruit will make the cone soggy. We filled ours the morning of the party and they were perfect.
Another tip: If you have to travel with them, use Press and Seal to wrap over them. Saran wrap won’t hold. The Press and Seal works perfect. Otherwise, place them in a bowl or on a plate. Done!
Stay tuned for more holiday tips. Are you traveling? Celebrating at home? Be sure to chime in and let us know some trade secrets you have for making the holidays easy!