Monday, October 12, 2009

Crazy Spaghetti Dinner-September 21st

So the Jenson's have some fun (and a little weird) traditions that we have decided to carry on...one being a "crazy Spaghetti Dinner".


First, Mom and Dad have to get bags of "stuff" together for each person to use to eat-no real utensils allowed! Each bag is given a number. Then, after everyone get their stylish newspaper bib-like-thingies on, each person picks a nimber to see which bag they get.
Then you get to see what you get...and figure out how you are going to use it. AJ wasn't so sure.

Then you dig in, or at least try!
I got to eat spaghetti from a Tupperware lid using a ladle.

Brandon had to eat from a glass pot lid with tongs.
AJ had a pan of spaghetti and a wooden spoon and whisk as "utensils".
...and Julia had an egg separater and the lining of a lunch bag.
AJ was nice enough to let her borrow the wooden spoon when she had given up on the egg separater. :)
Drinking can also be a challenge...
-I had a vase (which would have been pretty easy except for the scalloped edge on top, water kept escaping!!)
-AJ had a measuring cup
-Brandon had an ice cube tray (which prooved to be the trickiest)
-And Julia was quite amused that she got a bottle!

It was a really fun event, but we all had a little cleaning up to do after! But, it was all worth it!!
If nothing else, a face like that makes it all worth it-That is true munchkin joy!!! :)


YAY for silly but memorable family traditions!

6 comments:

Jodi said...

It does look like you had fun! I remember doning things like this in YW's back in Newport, so it also brings about memories.

Johnson Family said...

Oh my word, that is hilarious and awesome! I think we are missing a bit of the Jensons in our life! We need to see you guys soon!

Sara said...

I love this post so-o-o much!! My family had the same tradition growing up - I totally plan to have a dinner party like this in the near future...haven't done it in ages :)

tracey said...

How cute and fun. My kids would totally love this!! I may just have to copy you :D

Carrick family said...

That is sooooo fun!!! You are such good parents!!

gidtaraxta said...

hmmm..yummmy..