Turns out Pinterest actually makes me do things. At first, I just pinned and stared at all the amazing, time-consuming, costly crafts that I know I’d never ever do and bemoaned my horribly lacking wardrobe. But then I started making to do list boards and it has been so helpful to me! My board for planning Silas’ 4th birthday party kept me so on track and everything I needed in one place. It was so successful for me that I made one for each of the major upcoming holidays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I narrowed things down as we went and didn’t force myself to accomplish everything that I had pinned for Halloween, but I did use any spare time we had to squeeze in a little holiday fun and I know the kids (especially Silas) really enjoyed it! Definitely saved me a ton of time in the moment, looking for crafts or fun ideas. I’m bumping a few pumpkin-y things to my thanksgiving board that I just didn’t have time for this month, but really, does it matter when we eat pumpkin cinnamon rolls? NOPE. Anytime and always, please.
I knew from the second I saw these spider pancakes that the kids would flip for them! A squeeze bottle! So smart! I would have never thought of that and I see it being a reoccurring thing around here. I did have trouble finding a squeeze bottle, but my mom found one for us. I must have been looking in all the wrong places? Definitely work the effort to find one though!
It’s super easy to draw with it!
Silas’ brilliant addition was chocolate chip eyes on everything. I like the way this kid thinks. And you know, last year he hated chocolate chips! Finally came to his senses.
He also recommends eating them eyes first.
Of course I needed pancakes too. Obvs.
The only issue I ran across with the squeeze bottle is how much air it put in the pancakes. Not sure how I can fix that for next time? Maybe a thicker batter? I’ll figure it out eventually.