Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed!


Today is Johnny Appleseed's Birthday! In his honor I thought I would share a home-made applesauce recipe.





Ingredients:

  • Approximately 1 quart Apples (peeled and sliced)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • Cinnamon (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a pan and cook for about 20 minutes or tender. Using a potato masher or mixer mash until smooth. Put in covered container and refrigerate. Once ready to serve add cinnamon if you wish.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

National Talk Like a Pirate Day!


Ahoy Matey! Happy National Talk Like a Pirate Day! Today my family will talk like pirates to celebrate! We will also have other activities and fun which I will share with you through out the day as well! Aye!


Listed below is some basic Pirate phrases... Check them out and Join in the fun!

Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - Disgust
Ahoy! - Hello 
Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend! 
Aye! - Yes I agree 
Aye aye! -  Yes in a few minutes I will get to that 
Beauty –  Woman- usually preceded by me. Example:  Look at me beauty 
Booty - treasure 
Heave Ho - Push hard 
Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder one uses to climb aboard 
Jolly Roger - pirate's flag 
Shiver me timbers! - comparable to OMG 
Thar she blows! - Whale sighting 
Walk the plank - Punishment where pirate walks off a board going over the side of the ship while at sea. 
Ye - You 
Yo Ho Ho - Yay! To get attention


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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy National Play-Doh Day!


With today being National Play-Doh Day let's cook up some fun! Below is the recipe I use to make our own Play Dough. 

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Cup Water 
  • Food Coloring

Instructions:

Heat the oil when hot remove from heat.
Combine the remaining ingredients.

Cook over low heat until firm.( Approximately 4-5 minutes)
Remove from heat and allow it to cool on wax paper.


Collect some kitchen items that are safe for little ones (Example: rolling pin, spoons, etc) and enjoy the fun!
 

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Time to Start My Own Adult Children Events/Traditions?

So while our adult child was pondering which day she would come home from college I realized that perhaps it is time for me to begin adult child traditions. I am not sure why I had not thought about this already. My mother has traditions and events for adult children so why don't I?

I mean this allows her and our teenage son to know which dates that they must be home. Any extra they give me is a blessing and always welcomed (wink-wink). This also gives my husband and I their undivided attention. It makes it easy for them and us.

Prepared dates to be home will let them spend time with their friends and participate in school functions. It will also fulfill my need to still spend time with them. It  gives all of us something to look forward to. Life moves fast and I don't want to miss it!

Spending time with my mom is awesome! I would love to spend more time with her but like I said life moves fast and before I know it a week or month has gone by! My mom has events that make me stop and put aside that time and plan around it. It ensures that I get to spend time with her. It makes it easy....

So that is why I think it is time for my household to do the same. Of course my adult child does not have her own family yet so I can schedule more time. My thinking is a Saturday night and a Sunday night each month. One with friends allowed and the other just the family. This way we still get to meet the people she is spending time with but also gives me time with just my babies.

Do you have the same situations? I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas!

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

How Many Hours Do You Waste Looking for a Bottle or Cup?

I seriously do not know what happens to bottles and sippy cups in this house. With two children using them you would think you could find them sitting all over the house.... NO!!

I spend countless hours looking under beds, cribs, couches, in toys, kitchen cabinets, in my bed and all the various other hiding places for a stinking cup or bottle! We put locators on everything else why not children's cups or bottles? I don't understand. I can push a button to locate a big 2 ton car but not on a little 3 inch long cup. Uggghhh! I wish whatever is eating these items would please return them!

So how many hours do you spend looking for these items?


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