Tuesday, March 12, 2013

You are who you pretend to be

A few weeks ago, the chubs woke up nice and early. Because of Jon's ability to hear the footsteps of a mouse, he woke up with the chubs, and couldn't fall back asleep. Instead, he browsed through Netflix, and found Unicorn City...
and so our lives were changed forever.
I told my friends at work about it (being that they love Unicorns) and thus, our bacon/movie/magical creature craft night was invented.
Lindsay went above and beyond, finding pictures of the most majestic unicorns she could to cover the soda bottles. She even made unicorn horns for them and added a mustache to one! After all... what is a majestic unicorn without a handlebar mustache?
All of our cups had unicorn name labels. Mine has 2 unicorns to represent myself and baby Kate :)
We colored, decorated picture frames,
and made shrinky dinks! (Which sort of failed)

Notice how the shrinky dink with the rainbow has a unicorn with fangs and a maiden crying tears of blood. Epic.
Per Savannah's request, we also tried to make Unicorn poop cookies!
Step 1: separate the sugar cookie dough into 6 parts and color each chunk with food coloring so that it resembles the colors of the rainbow.

Step 2: arrange the cookie dough in rainbow order inside a plastic baggie, and then squeeze it through the cut off corner so that it looks like... well... poop.
Although they looked good going IN the oven, they totally turned into flat cookie mush! I think it was partially because of the food coloring that they never really set up. So we just ate the warm sugar cookie mush straight off of the cookie sheet with forks :)

Me, Savannah, Shayla and Lindsay
We had so much fun that "Magical Creature" night is going to become a monthly event! Next time? BIGFOOT.
Speaking of things we like to pretend we can do...
on Saturday we were in Sacramento with Johnny and Ari when Johnny told us about this 6 pound noodle challenge. It's pretty much just what it sounds like. One must eat 6 pounds of noodles in 15 minutes. Johnny really thought he could do it.
He started off with some stretches (see the action shot on the left)
But the noodles were intimidating...

Johnny held the chubs so that we could really see how large this noodle bowl was comparitively... it really just looked comical.

He was allowed to let the food cool down a little. And with the first bite, the time started!
Ari, being the good fiance that she is, kept the time and when Johnny felt like he was getting overwhelmed, she was there to shove his face back down into the noodle bowl.
Johnny strategically maneuvered the noodles into smaller bowls as he went for optimal air flow and cooling. Meanwhile, the Katherine took her afternoon nap on the bench in between me and Jon. What an awesome baby :) She can sleep anywhere!

Ari was really getting a kick out of Johnny's noodling. I seriously have never seen him so focused.

Ari tried her best to console Johnny, but let's face it... that bowl is still AT LEAST half full.

It was a good effort.
We finished off the night at Rick's Dessert Diner

We took our desserts to go and headed home to watch... (you guessed it)
Double dates will never be the same.

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