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Yesterday Noah and I did something a little bit different. It was a gorgeous day outside and I had recently bought a half of flat of strawberries, knowing that I was going to make strawberry shortcake soon.
Noah had been wanting me to play with him for quite a while, but I've been so busy lately that I unfortunately hadn't taken a couple hours out of my day to just play pretend with him – and I felt bad.
I don’t ever want my kids to think that I was too busy or didn’t have enough time to play with them, and I know just how fast these years when they love playing pretend fly by. One thing led to another and I decided that Noah and I could surprise his sisters with a tasty afterschool treat: Strawberry Shortcake topped with a Captain America cookie.
You see, I bought Noah a Captain America costume at Walmart last week, along with a toy and snacks, and he has been begging me to play Avengers with him – all of the excitement for the new MARVEL's TheAvengers: Age of Ultron movie has got him all into role playing new characters.
So after Noah’s preschool I told him to hurry up and put his costume on, and then his eye lit up when he saw the table outside!
We spent the next hour and a half snacking on Avengers Cheez-its and cookies while we decorated them. I even decided to do something that I’ve wanted to do for quite a while to see if it worked: making whipped cream in a mason jar.
Noah thought it was awesome and it really was just as easy as I had heard! All you do is pour in some whipping cream into a mason jar (I used half a pint) then add a couple tablespoons of powdered sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla. You screw the lid on and shake for less than a minute and voila! Homemade whipped cream! It’s way easier than getting out the mixer!
We placed our fun creations in the refrigerator and had two VERY happy girls when they discovered what we had made them – and my little Captain America was so proud of what he accomplished.
Are you excited to see MARVEL's The Avengers: Age of Ultron? What characters are your kids’ favorites?
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