Saturday, December 5, 2009

Homemade Cocoa and Naughty Cats

Due to the "threat" of 1 inch of snow, I decided that I would make some homemade hot chocolate {y'all--my Mom gave me the recipe and it is awesome.  Just sayin'.  If you want me to share leave me a comment and I'll write up a post for ya.  I'm too lazy at the moment to go over to her Facebook page and copy it....ha}.

So Isabella and I braved the cold and headed out all bundled up and determined to get our ingredients for hot cocoa nite.

We get to Wal-Mart and it was SO cold...Isabella told me to run--and we did.

Got the indredients and headed back home.  I popped in the new Tom & Jerry Christmas movie {she totally begged for it.  And she calls Tom "Naughty Cat", haha!}.

Anyway, we saw a lot of Christmas lights up in the neighborhood.  So we turned up the Christmas music and drove all around.  We looked at every single house.  And we sometimes did a drive-by two times if the lights were "awesome/cool" according to B.

We got home, I mixed up the cocoa mix and made all of our mugs.  I bought Isabella her own miniature mug--super cute!  Then we all sat around the table.  Drinking the cocoa.  Having a wonderful family moment. Poor Maddie was in her Bumbo chomping at her hands and just watching Isabella with every spoonful that went into her mouth.  I kept reassuring her that next year will be the year that she can participate in cocoa.

Anyway, so we're sitting there, right?

And Isabella kept telling me the following:

"Cocoa is AWESOME!"

"Tom is Naughty Cat"

"Nummy! Ee-soso {delicioso en Espanol aka delicious}! Eat!"


"Where Scooby Doo, Mommy?" {Um, I have no clue?  She's never watched that show--I asked her one time and she said NO! Ha...}

So, my friends, tonite was filled with mugs of cocoa instead of glasses of wine.

And guess what.

I loved my cocoa was just nice for everyone to be happy and in a great mood, laughing, smiling.  No tantrums.  No attitude from me or Leo.  No screaming from Maddie.

Perfection friends.  So tell me....

When was the last time that you had a perfection nite?  Where you were all happy--your family/spouse/children/cat/dog/ferret/or whatever else you want to include....?


Midday Escapades said...

Yeah so glad you had a perfection nite! We need to get one going at our house 'cause it's been way too long.

mellisarock said...

Sounds like a fantastic night-- my last happy night was Thursday -- Christmas Parade Day!!

Pres. Kathy said...

I love hot chocolate! I would love the recipe!!

Jill and Rick said...

Sounds like a perfect night to me! Did you get any snow?? Wish you guys were here so we could enjoy all the specials with Bella and Maddie too!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Chelle-your night does sound like it was perfect! When you have a minute could you share that recipe? I don't think I have ever had anything but the premade packets. We have not had a perfect night in awhile...we are really in need of one!

blueviolet said...

That does sound like heaven. I think the last perfect day here was on Thanksgiving when we were watching a Christmas movie. It was quiet and dark except for the Christmas lights. So peaceful.

Lindsay said...

LOL I tried to do the hot chocolate one night and Sammy wouldn't drink it :-P turkey! So I totally want your hot chocolate recipe!!

amanda said...

i love these kind of nights.

are next one is night with annie and popcorn. somehow she got the song in her head (no idea how) so we thought we'd give it a go! fingers crossed!