Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed

We celebrated Johnny Appleseed's Birthday this week by making Apple Faces. Just slice some apples down the middle (I had to cut a couple of seeds out), spread some peanut butter on them and add some fun toppings. We used craisins, raisins, and mini marshmallows.

And don't forget to say this prayer before eating:
Oh, the Lord's been good to me
And so I thank the Lord
For giving me the things I need
The sun and the rain and the apple seed.
The Lord's been good to me.
For more kids in the kitchen ideas head on over to A Little Fun With Me and Lu.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kids in the Kitchen

I wanted to share a couple of kids cookbooks with you this week. Pretend Soup is a great cookbook for the preschool age. The recipes use very simple pictures that make it very child friendly to read. We just checked this book by Paula Deen out from the library. There are several recipes in here I want to try. I think this would be a great one to own when Abby is a little older.
Do you have any favorite kids cookbooks?

For more Kids in the Kitchen ideas head over to A Little Fun With Me and Lu.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I'd like to thank all the little people...

I just received my first blog award. Three Queens and a King gave me the Honest Scrap award. I am supposed to tell you 10 things about myself and then pass the award on to some blogs that I enjoy.

1. I taught kindergarten and first grade for 10 years before Abby came along.

2. I just started back to work teaching preschool 3 days a week.

3. I am a pastor's kid and a daddy's girl.

4. My husband and I compete to see who can read the most books each year but he will never admit that.

5. When I started college I planned to major in Social Work but switched to Elem. Ed after my first year.

6. My daughter and I have the same birthday - which is wonderful in some ways and not so wonderful in other ways. :)

7. When I was in first grade I erased a friends name off of their homework and put my name on it. (Dad - if you are reading this - it was a one time thing.)

8. One of the best books I have read this year is The Help.

9. I worry too much about lots of different stuff.

10. If I could travel anywhere my first choice would be The Galapagos Islands.

Now I would like to pass this award along to:

Eat, Drink and Decorate

A Little Fun With Me and Lu

Plays With Mud

I Blame My Mother



Thursday, September 10, 2009

Back to School

Big week for the Clark girls. Abby and I both went back to school. I will be teaching a 3 year old class at the same school Abby is attending. I am learning how to balance work and home life and behind on lots of things (phone calls, emails, laundry). So things might slow down for a little while here in my blog world while I get caught up. Hope your September has started off super!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Kid Friendly Friday - Easy Puzzles

I realize this picture does not make us look like the healthiest eating bunch but these box tops were saved over a long period of time - at least 2 weeks. :) Anyway - I cut each one into 3 or 4 pieces, put them all in a pile and let Abby put them all back together. For more kid friendly ideas head over to see what is going on at I Blame My Mother.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009