"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, November 06, 2009

Shopping at the Store of Mom...

After we were done with homeschooling this morning, Marty, Gabe, and I headed over to my MIL's house to go shopping at the Store of Mom. See, over the years, my MIL has had many careers and had a serious addiction to many crafts. She has designed and sewn haute couture gowns (including one a wife of an NC Governor). She has baked cakes professionally. And, she has quilted, crocheted, cross stitched, and knitted. She has more supplies for all of these things than the average person would ever need. So, when I'm baking, especially when I need a specific size cake pan, I head on over to the Shop of Mom.

Joey's birthday is a week from this Sunday and his party will be a week from this Saturday (the 14th). I always let the kids pic what kind of cake they want for their party and, this year, he wants a pyramid cake. I told him I could do it but it would have to be a step pyramid. I just knew my MIL would have the sizes of pans I needed and I was right. She also had the full sheet cake pan I will need to make Gabe's Ms. Pacman cake 2 weeks after Joey's birthday. I am so lucky to have free access to all these baking tools.

I don't have to worry about party favors or crafts for Gabe's party because that's just a family affair. However, I need to come up with something for Joey's party. Anyone have any ideas for Egyptian themed crafts or party favors?
Ooooh, I did a google search for Egyptian crafts and found two fabulous sites DLTK's Egyptian Crafts for Kids and a great page at ThinkQuest with Ancient Egyptian crafts. I will have about 6 kids plus mine. Which crafts do you think would be the biggest hit?


Sheliza said...

how awesome!! I can't wait to see photos of the finished product you crafty maven!

rys said...

How about a mummy race? Divide the kids into two teams. Give each team a roll of toilet paper. They must choose one member of their team to be mummified. At 'GO!' the other team members must wrap their mummy with the toilet paper. The team that finishes first wins.

Quiet Dreams said...

The store of Mom sounds AWESOME. We all should be so lucky.

Barb said...

ooooooh sand paper art, sand paper art!! Maybe the burial chamber, but that seems kinda involved for me. Then again, I don't have the longest attention span or patience.

Sounds like fun! GL!

battynurse said...

It's always cool to have a place like that to go too. The pyramid and pacman cake sound awesome.