Saturday, October 31, 2009
This week Gracen and I made some Halloween treats for her to take to her class party. I got the idea from another blog. In fact, I believe it is one that was linked here, at Simply Made Sunday. To whomever it was ~ thank you! The class loved them! I loved them, too, because they are super easy.
Oreos (or store brand) ~ I used the mint kind.
Green Candy Melts ~ I got them at Michael's.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This week Wes and I did some fun Halloween activities.
1. We made scented dough ornaments in Halloween shapes. We painted them, put seasonal ribbons on them, and gave them to our friends and family.
2. We did this fun alphabet game. Wes had to match the letters (visual discrimination).
3. We played this Halloween grid game from Teach Mama. For counters I used glass pebbles that I found in the craft section at the Dollar Tree. Wes loved this and we have played several times.
4. Here are the books we have been reading. We planned to do the following activities to go with them. However, this incident sidetracked us, so we didn't finish them all.
Activities and Printables:
A little booklet from The Itty-Bitty Bookworm to go with the book
A Cut and Paste Witch (Made out of Shapes)
W is for Witch Trace and Color
Activities and Printables:
Happy Monsters from 1+1+1=1
Big Green Monster Cupcakes - Printable Recipe
- On Monday she's sent to the principal's office for cutting off Margaret's hair.
- Tuesday, Margaret's mother is mad at her.
- Wednesday, she's sent to the principal. . . again.
- Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her.
- Friday starts with yucky eggs and gets worse.
- And by Saturday, even her mother is mad at her.
Okay, fine. Clementine is having a Disastrous week.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The Trenches of Motherhood.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Saturday was Gracen's long-awaited birthday party. Although, it rained cats and dogs and we had to play all of the games inside, everyone still seemed to have a good time.
Gracen absolutely loves this outfit.
Yes, of course, that is an LPS on the shirt. They all over the skirt, as well.
This custom, hand-made outfit from Lillian's Closet
was the perfect birthday party outfit.
It made Gracen feel so special.
She kept spinning in circles in front of our full length mirror
because she loves how the skirt twirls.
This Petunia the Piglet LPS neckalce was made by Kara Creates.
It is an actual LPS figurine on a ball chain necklace.
The girls at the party loved it and all had to try it on.
A better picture!
The Activities Everyone adopted one of these adorable little puppies.
I helped the girls make collars and leashes out of colored Duct tape.
They decorated them with Sharpies.
An LPS mask
The Party Favors
Go *here* to print the recipe and tag.
We also included little LPS notepads, keychains, and magnets
from Tracie76 Photography.
They were a huge hit.
The girls were so excited about how many sprinkles were on them.
The cake was lemony and the icing was smooth and creamy.
The LPS Adoption Center (Thanks Me-Ma!)
An LPS Twirly Skirt
(At least that is what Gracen calls it.)
She loves this handmade skirt from Little Ichigo.
For more information on the planning of this party,
ordering/purchasing info, and printables ~ go here.
Now I have to start planning Samantha's birthday party.
She wants to have a "Spa Night" theme.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Nine cups of corn chex in a large mixing bowl
In a separate bowl ~
1 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/2 stick of butter
Microwave for 45 sec.- 1min.
Stir in 1tsp vanilla.
Mix and pour over corn chex.
Stir to coat the chex.
Pour 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar into a large zip-loc bag.
Add the chocolatey chex.
Shake until coated.