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Yesterday Noah and I did something a little bit different. It was a gorgeous day outside and I had recently bought half of the flat of strawberries, knowing that I was going to make strawberry shortcake soon.
Noah had been wanting me to play with him for quite a while, but I’ve been so busy lately that I, unfortunately, hadn’t taken a couple of hours out of my day to just play pretend with him – and I felt bad.
I don’t ever want my kids to think that I was too busy or didn’t have enough time to play with them, and I know just how fast these years when they love playing pretend fly by. One thing led to another and I decided that Noah and I could surprise his sisters with a tasty after school treat: Strawberry Shortcake topped with a Captain America cookie.
You see, I bought Noah a Captain America costume at Walmart last week, along with a toy and snacks, and he has been begging me to play Avengers with him – all of the excitement for the new MARVEL’s TheAvengers: Age of Ultron movie has got him all into role-playing new characters.
So after Noah’s preschool, I told him to hurry up and put his costume on, and then his eye lit up when he saw the table outside!
We spent the next hour and a half snacking on Avengers Cheez-its and cookies while we decorated them. I even decided to do something that I’ve wanted to do for quite a while to see if it worked: making whipped cream in a mason jar.
Noah thought it was awesome and it really was just as easy as I had heard! All you do is pour in some whipping cream into a mason jar (I used half a pint) then add a couple of tablespoons of powdered sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla. You screw the lid on and shake for less than a minute and voila! Homemade whipped cream! It’s way easier than getting out the mixer!
We placed our fun creations in the refrigerator and had two VERY happy girls when they discovered what we had made them – and my little Captain America was so proud of what he accomplished.
Are you excited to see MARVEL’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron? What characters are your kids’ favorites?
Right now there is also a fun app that is available in the iTunes and Google Play store!
About the APP: Avengers fans, it’s time to Assemble again. With Super Heroes Assemble, turn your phone into a portal to exclusive Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron content. Keep up to date with the latest movie and behind-the-scenes action. Plus, scan Avengers displays at Walmart and Walmart.com to become your favorite Avenger, explore a Hulkbuster training facility in a cool 360-degree interactive space and to bring Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron characters to life with augmented reality.
I saw the whip cream idea on FB and wondered how it would work. Glad you gave it a try! Noah looks so cute in his costume, and it looks like you two had a lot of fun. I look back now and wish I would have had taken more time with you girls. I really regret it now. You sure have a lot of great ideas though! I never was that creative!
I keep seeing that whipped cream idea too and I LOVE whipped cream, I literally put heavy whipping cream in my coffee every day. I can't have the sugar which is a total bummer, but whipped cream on top of coffee, even without sugar, is delicious. It looks like the two of you had a wonderful time! I'm a little jelly. 🙂 #client