Horton at lunch.
Sweet Girl LOVES elephants, so it was no surprise that she wanted to do Horton again this year. The day wasn't as involved as The Cat in the Hat Day, but we still had fun!
Breakfast was normal. Before lunch, we did bath which was out of the norm, but fun. Then, we had a special lunch and treat after dinner. We also went on an "Elephant Hunt" where we had to find the stuffed elephants. We also colored some Horton pictures and Sweet Girl did a maze. The "big event" of the day was getting to watch the Horton movie. We watched it in four different stages. I would stop it at a suspenseful part each time so the girls would be excited to start the movie up again the next time.
Bath: The girls got to take a bath with several elephants!
Lunch: Horton's clovers aka dyed cottage cheese and cheese stick, carrots aka ground for clovers and chicken nuggets. I was trying to think how I could make the plate Horton-like and came up with the idea of adding the ears to the side of the plate. The girls just loved them! Sweet Girl didn't care for the cottage cheese (we've tried it before), but Love Bug did and got kind of messy with it!
Love Bug checking out the ears. Notice her bib? :)
Horton Maze: I printed out a maze and gave Sweet Girl a blue plastic elephant to use (instead of a pencil) to help Horton find his way to the Mayor! This way she can do it again and again!
Elephant Hunt: I hid ten of Sweet Girl's stuffed elephants for her to find. (Yes, there are more!) She had fun going around finding all of them. Then, she wanted to hide them for me. I found a couple of elephants hidden where I had put them and quickly realized that she hid all ten elephants in the exact same spots I had hid them--same elepphant, same hiding spot! She thought it was so funny! I love her sense of humor. :) We also hid Thing 1 as a bonus find. Love Bug was busy looking at Seuss books during this time.
Elephant Ears: I used one of the recipes posted on my Horton Hears a Who post. We fried them in peanut oil and served them with honey and cinnamon. Ours don't look as flat as the ones in the recipe, but they were delicious! The elephant ears were a BIG hit with the entire family!
Sweet Girl rolling an elephant ear.
Ready to fry.
Sweet Girl taking a bite. MMMMM.
Working together to roll out the dough.
In the pot!
Elephant ear served.
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