Thursday, April 01, 2010

Our April Fool's Day Dinner

My 8 year old has been talking about April Fool's Day for weeks. He's been dreaming about playing pranks. First thing this morning, he put crackers in my freezer.

I decided that it would be fun to play along.

Tonight was pizza night at our house.

The trick pizza:
sugar cookie, cream cheese/sugar mixture spread and fruit and chocolate toppings

The trick drink:

My husband showing the kids the pizza choices:

Revealing the pizza joke:

One by one the kids discovered their red kool-aid wasn't kool-aid.

My 4 year old got upset when he found jello stuck in his straw. It took a few minutes to get him to understand that he was going to get another drink.

My daughter was really confused by the drink she couldn't drink.

She figured it out.

The kids loved the April Fool's Day dinner. They all agreed that the Jello drink was the best joke of the day.

While finishing his dinner, my 8 year old said, "Momma, after dinner I'm gonna give you a great big hug."

I had fantastic time laughing with my kids. And, the hug was better than the dessert.

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He & Me + 3 said...

That is too fun. I loved your ideas. CUTE

Trisha said...

Such a fun mama! I lvoe the drink idea!

Foursons said...

What a fun day! I love the jello drink too- great joke. The fruit pizza looks delicious. Mmmmm

Beth E. said...

I love the expressions on their cute! What a great mom you are to make April 1st so much fun!

Beth E. said...

P.S. That Jell-O idea was very clever!

Anonymous said...

Wish I would have thought of that!

Christy said...

Fun fun fun! I hope I remember the jello drinks for next year. I like funny pranks, I grew up in a house of meanish pranks so I like yours so much better.

Parening in blue jeans said...

There are so many crossroad moments when we have the choice to to jump in on the fun or play by the rules. I loved this post! It's a good reminder taht it's important to have a sense of humor even before you get your coffee.

Anonymous said...

FUN, FUN FUN! What a great memory! pbrown

Carrie said...

So CLEVER..I wish I would've thought of that, haha! I'm not a good prankster, but Alex sure tried to get me with silly little things all day :) Cute pics! And what a treat!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

This is fantastic!! I will have to try this with my boys. I LOVE the trick pizza - it looks so yummy!!

McCrakensx4 said...

YOu are the coolest pancakes for St. Paddy's day and Jello to drink on April Fools day!! What fun tricks! And super cute ideas!

Salty Mom said...

really cute love the Jell-o drinks may have to try it next year.

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