In Wisconsin this weekend is known as Deer Hunter's Widow Weekend. It's also known as Opening (Gun) Deer Season, but for us women it's Deer Hunter's Widow Weekend.
Just a couple of years back I would have spent it out with the girls, partying too hard and drinking too much, but with kiddos that's no longer possible. Instead I spent this weekend making turkey cookies, eating mac n' cheese, watching movies, and dancing to Christmas music. And the best part? I woke up to a smiling baby instead of a nagging hang over. Win and win.
Yesterday Amanda and Kira came over and we, along with our (combined) six kiddos, made Thanksgiving cookies. These are the girls you want by your side if you're making crafts/cookies with six kids ages 10 weeks - four years old. Amanda brought all the cookie/craft supplies and Kira came bearing Starbucks.
Amanda is like a kids craft project professional and she knew it was important to do a test run first.
I am most definitely a kids craft project newbie. And apparently so is my kid. Amanda gave each child their turkey parts and when I looked down at Keaton's plate to start working on his turkey I realized he had already taken a big 'ol bite out of his turkey body.
The kids had a good time making their cookies and looked pretty cute as they sat and assembled their turkeys.
And the final product was pretty darn cute as well.
Hutton and Hannah were too young to make cookies but they still got to spend the afternoon hanging with the big kids.