In this Post: The Hubby hosts a movie themed date night with The Princess Bride (wanna peanut?), Purim celebrations, & spring has sprung here…whether it wants to or not! Wizard of Oz links at the end.
Hello dear ones! I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday. I will be posting back to back posts out of necessity and taking a short blogging break. A couple Sundays back, I shared with you The Dating Divas website and how the hubby and I have started having regular date nights every other week. I printed out the ideas and put them in an old popcorn bucket.
This past week Chris chose The Princess Bride date night. Idea found at this link:
The hubby did not decorate but the house was already looking royal because of Purim. I found that incense is messy and way too smelly. I just thought it felt Persian.
So I found the lovely hanging flowers (both pink and purple) at Michael’s Craft Store….along with the turquoise bird cage, fake birds, and mango candle. Also if you click on the pic you will see a heart slate where I wrote in chalk “Chris + Amber=4-ever”. I love this bird cage so much that in went in my bedroom after Purim. Hurry they may still be on sale :).
Pink and Purple streamers made the place feel royal. Also, floating candles and a turquoise vase with exotic fake flowers. I got those flowers are the Dollar Tree can you believe it!
You can see the mood in this pic without the flash turned on…
Now while my kitchen looked beautiful, my craft room looked like this….I had several projects underway.
The hubby spent a good bit of the night cooking. We had grilled chicken with potatoes and carrots and a bottle of sparkling grape juice.
For dessert we had peanut butter cups. I was Princess Buttercup for the night and Chris constantly answered me “as you wish”. I wore my new blue dress from Target. Dang these people should sponsor me lol. Hear that Dollar Tree, Michael’s, & Target…..I need money for advertising 😉 he he he.
Anywho, we had fun and after the movie we acted out a few movie quotes. The Princess Bride is hilarious and it’s appealing to guys and gals. Enjoy a few lines….
Inigo Montoya: That Vizzini, he can *fuss*.
Fezzik: Fuss, fuss… I think he like to scream at *us*.
Inigo Montoya: Probably he means no *harm*.
Fezzik: He’s really very short on *charm*.
Inigo Montoya: You have a great gift for rhyme.
Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
Vizzini: Enough of that.
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it.
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?
~Quotes from The Princess Bride
So I thought this cardboard chandelier would look nice but it fell. So I taped it up inside our cardboard play house with the dolls.
Saturday night (a week ago) we began Purim preparations. I showed you a bit of that on my Crafty Monday post. Here are the Haman ears/hats (strawberry filled and brownie filled).
Our paper plate Haman ears decorated the cabinet doors.
Voila! The Haman ears on Purim morning :).
For dinner I decided to practice a couple of Irish recipes that I’ll be doing when I host our homeschool group for St. Patty’s Day.
Irish Soda Bread
Irish Beef Stew– was supposed to be lamb but not many people seem to want lamb. It tastes better than it looks. It has white wine in it and we served it over rice.
Purim noisemakers (green guy is Haman & pink girl is Esther), the puppets, the golden scepter, Esther’s crown, and a Purim game called “Dancing Dreidels”.
My family enjoying the meal.
Mom (aka Nana) was Queen Esther and Michael was King Ahasuerus or Xerxes.
As I read the Bible story of Esther we sort of acted it out. We used our noisemakers whenever I said Haman or Mordecai. We booed for Haman and cheered for Mordecai.
Here’s Michael crowning his queen.
Michael as King Ahasuerus.
The sparkling green cardboard doors are actually for another party but I thought they looked royal. It worked for Queen Esther’s big entrance.
It is against the law to approach the King without being summoned but thankfully the King extends his scepter of mercy.
The King thinks Haman is assaulting his wife.
Off to the gallows with ya!
Nana and Michael acted out what they had learned with the stick puppets and file folder stage. It was quite funny as they mixed movie quotes from The Wizard of Oz and Lord of the Rings!
Well, after Purim I was ready to decorate for Easter. We are already doing Lent devotions each night though our sad Lent tree has no ornaments. I can’t keep up with all these holidays and such. I guess the party bug bit me during our Time Machine unit in homeschool. I can’t get enough of parties!
I brought out our paper resurrection set that we made last year.
Our kitchen window is super springy though Winter doesn’t want to leave us. It snowed for 45 seconds today but I missed it :(.
You can see our leprechaun on the left and our Easter egg tree on the right. Click on the pic and you can see the pom pom Easter bunnies. One has the cutest mini basket. We’ve also started growing three leaf clovers. LOL I’m not confused. Everything decided to happen in March! 🙂
Reminder: Oz the great and Powerful comes out next weekend. You still have time to read at least one of the books before it comes out. You can get all 14 Wizard of Oz books by Frank Baum on Kindle here:
It’s only 95 cents! I’ve been reading several chapters to Michael every night. We’ve also watched several of the movies. Here are some movie ideas for you but I’ll have more Oz info later *wink* wink*.
The Wizard of Oz (the first movie and sooo different from the book), Return to Oz (this is more like the books), The Wiz (Michael Jackson was the scarecrow and Dianna Ross , Dorothy! It’s on Netflix), The Wizard of Ha’s (Veggie Tales), & Tin Man (Oz in the future. Also on Netflix).
For party ideas check out my Pinterest link. Remember email subscribers to come to my blog to see the links.
Wizard of Oz on Pinterest
Purim on Pinterest
God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover