If you follow me on Twitter (@mittenpawsduh), you may have read that Gerry and I were making a Peep diorama for a competition with his family. I must admit, I initially rolled my eyes at the thought of having to make one, but once Gerry and I thought of our idea, I got excited to craft with him... and a little nervous because my arts & crafts skills are embarrassing.
We would have put a little more effort into this baby if we weren't late to meet friends to watch the Blackhawks play, but we were pleased with ourselves nonetheless.
Little did we know Gerry's family members were going to bring their A-game. Here is the rest of the Peep Show:
Over to the left his young nephew did Peeps around a Campfire; His parents did the Death of Caesar.
This was my favorite, The Peep Show presents: American Gothic. I loved the postcards in the background.
His sister & brother-in-law brought ET theme music and used LED tealight candles to make the moon glow.
And here is the winner which was a scene from the movie 300, made by one of his brothers. The picture doesn't really do it justice. Almost everything in this diorama was edible and held together by cake frosting.
In spite of my initial skepticism, the Peep Diorama was really, really fun. It's light-hearted creative competition. Gives you something different to do at a holiday gathering, and considering his family doesn't drink, I appreciated the activity. We were all excited to hear who won (determined by a point system and popular vote). They'll definitely be doing it again next year. Gerry and I were already discussing themes.
Easter we spent the morning with my family, who has always been very into Easter (and Mother's Day) brunch. Last week we made and hosted brunch for my extended family, and on Easter we went out to an old-school Italian restaurant for it. I OD'd on bruschetta, baked clams, cappuccino cake and cannoli. This is what I wore on Easter:
Shirt Target / Skirt Lane Bryant / Pumps Target / Necklace Target
Hope everyone had a nice Easter!