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Friday, November 20, 2009

Five Question Friday

Five Question Friday is hosted by Mama M over at My Little Life. Every week she takes suggestions from her readers and comes up with Five Questions to share and ask others to share their answers too. It always looks like so much fun, so this week I though I would join in.

So here is my first ever Five Questions Friday.

1. Are you a Black Friday shopper?

Nope, not a fan of Black Friday. I love the Holiday season, but on Black Friday morning, I will be lounging around my house, eating leftover turkey dinner for breakfast and chill'n out with The Nuts. There is nothing at any of the stores that I can't get for a great deal on any other day of the year. Black Friday marketing is wasted on this family.

2. What was your favorite childhood toy? (Think Easy Bake Oven, Cabbage Patch Kid, Shrinky Dinks, etc.)

I don't know if I could narrow it down to just one toy. I sure loved my Easy Bake you think it would be jumping the gun if I got my She Nut one for Christmas...I mean, is 5 months too early to learn how to cook tiny cakes? Yeah, probably too early. I used to sit up in my bedroom and watch the little light bulb as it baked tiny little cakes and brownies. Then I would eat them up and make another. There was never enough little packets of powdery goodness. Before I fell in love with the Easy Bake Oven, I loved my little Kitchen Set. My dad still tells the story of how he stayed up all night long putting in hundreds of tiny little screws. This was before molded plastic kitchen sets that you just pull out of the box and pop together. This was also before every household had several types of electric screwdrivers. I think he was up until something like 4am. I also think that this might have been the same Christmas that my brother and I got up before my parents did and opened all of our presents...not sure though. All I do know is that I loved that little kitchen set and I will think of it when I buy my baby girl a kitchen set of her own, complete with an Easy Bake Oven. I already have plans of making little containers of powdery goodness for She Nut to cook up out of bigger boxes of cake and brownie mix.

3. Favorite Christmas movie?

I love A Christmas Story, and I love that my kids love it too! The Polar Express is becoming a family favorite as well.

4. What is the "must have" item on your Christmas list this year?

I have had a pasta maker on my must have list for a while. I thought I was going to get it for my birthday, but it got bumped for an ice cream maker. I would love it if we could finish our addition by Christmas so we could move the kids into their new room.

5. Do you go all out with decorations or do you keep it simple and classy?

It all depend on how much time we have, and the space. We decorate the dinning room, which happens to be the only room big enough for a Christmas tree and we put up lights outside. We go out the Saturday after Thanksgiving and cut down a tree and then spend the weekend decorating the tree, drinking spiced cider and snacking on all sorts goodies. I have big dreams for Someday, but for now I am just thankful that we get the tree up.

That was fun! So now it is your turn, hop on over to My Little Life and see what others have to say and then join in the fun.


Brianne said...

I am not a fan of black friday either! And A Christmas Story is one of my faves! Hopefully Madison will watch it with us this year and enjoy it!

Hey saw your tweet. Hope everything is ok. Let me know if you need to talk.

Confessions Of A Working Mom said...

One of my favorite Christmas gifts of all time was a kitchen set that my grandfather made me. I think my parents still have it up in their attic, waiting for the day my daughter can use it!


MannMom3 said...

I love the Christmas Story..and the kiddos love the Polar Express too..

Crayon Wrangler said...

Love your answers! Adore the story of your dad putting together your kitchen set. I am pretty sure that is why I never got one of those.
Hope your weekend is good. Praying for you since your Tweet

Amy O'Connor said...

I love the story of your dad. My hubby & I did the staying up all night thing one year. We got the kids new bedroom furniture and wanted them to think Santa magically replaced all of their old stuff with new. It was working great until about 3 or 4 a.m. Our son woke up and opened up our bedroom door to find Mom and Dad rushing towards him with a big NOOOOOO. It was great, though and they loved the furniture.

Cascia said...

I have a pasta machine and absolutely love it. The kids have fun helping me turn the crank. I'm just like you when it comes to Black Friday. I stay as far away from the stores as I can on that day.

Anonymous said...

Love Polar Express, but WOW is it different than the book! :)

Tyler said...

We are going to cut down our tree this year too! I am soo excited.. not sure my little one will get the whole concept but it will be fun none the less!! Hope you have a good weekend girl

Lisa said...

Great answers! I love the five question friday idea. Maybe I'll join in next week.

Lisa @
All That and a Box of Rocks

Laura said...

I loooove eating leftover turkey sandwiches on Friday morning for breakfast, and then lunch and dinner and so on. :) A Christmas Story is so awesome, classic! And it's never too early to show a girl how to bake a tiny little yummy cake. :)

Stacey said...

I will be at home eating all the left over pumpkin pie on Black Friday!

I loved my easy bake oven! You can make pretzels in them now.

Mama M. said...

Awww...we do the same thing after Thanksgiving!! In fact, I got all warm and fuzzy reading your "drinking cider and snacking on goodies"!!

Helga said...

I really want a pasta maker. I have heard that some people do not like fresh pasta though?? I think I am going to have to try it from someone else who has a pasta maker and go off of that.

I wish I had a little girl to buy a kitchen set for :o) I am going to save my dolls for my granddaughter (I sure hope I get one of those :o).

queen dani said...

:) Definitely not to young, even if you'll just be demonstrating home to bake and eat the tiny cakes. *lol*

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