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Grandson's Sleepover

July 15th, 2017 at 01:58 pm

Actually, he is still here, so the sleepover is ongoing. Right now, he is watching "Spy Kids 2" from the library. Last night we watched "The Secret Life of Pets."

I didn't get by as cheap as I wanted to. We did end up getting a McDonald's lunch, which was $10 for the two of us. (We were on the wrong side of town at lunch time.) I got a Happy Meal for myself so my other grandson would get a toy, too.

We went to a garage sale and I spent .50 on earphones and a plastic dagger for my grandson.

I spent $6 on the book I had promised.

Later in the day, we decided to make a cake. I had a mix but no frosting, and no powdered sugar. I stopped in at Whole Foods, because it is right across from the library and bought a can of frosting there. Whoa! $6! No wonder I never shop there. And the frosting, while I am sure it is healthier than usual, was pretty gummy and hard to spread. But the cake turned out good and GS was pleased.

Even though I made up the sofa bed, he slept with me last night. Hope he slept better than I did!

5 Responses to “Grandson's Sleepover”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    You are a wonderful grandma! Sorry about the expensive frosting.

  2. snafu Says:

    Sounds like you both had fun!

    The trick with canned icing is to heat it in the microwave in 15 second bursts. Set the cake on a flexible mat or parchment [to recover excess] and pour almost liquid-like icing beginning from the centre to the outward edge and allow to 'set.'
    Recapture icing flow from mat, reheat slightly, and pour a 2nd coat. Add sprinkles in the centre if at hand.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    I second Rob. Liquid icing sounds delicious.

  4. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Sleepovers at Grandma's and doing things like this are what his fond memories later on will be made of, so you could say even though you spent more than you wished to, it was a worthwhile investment Smile.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Well put! That's how I think of the money I spend on the grandchildren -- investing in memories.

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