Christmas Menus 2017

Merry Christmas! In an effort to create traditions for my nuclear family that combine those of my childhood with those of my husband's it seems like we should have some standard holiday menus.  I'm afraid that every year, we ask the same question, "What are we going to eat for ________ (insert holiday) breakfast/lunch/dinner?  It … Continue reading Christmas Menus 2017

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Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I've been wanting a countdown calendar since my oldest son was old enough to understand what a countdown calendar was.  This year we had one made for us.  Thanks Mom!  It turned out super cute, my mom used her Bernina sewing machine to embroider the numbers onto each little pocket.  … Continue reading Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar

Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

This week we rowed "Mike Mulligan and HIs Steam Shovel" we planned to read it the same week as Groundhog Day.  Did you know that a groundhog can dig up to 700 lbs of dirt in just one day!  We had planned to take a field trip to our local Waste & Recycling Center but … Continue reading Groundhog Day – FIAR – Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Grandpa Joe’s Carrot Cake (with a twist or two)

Here is my recipe for the best carrot cake ever!  The recipe was handed down to me by my father, Gary who got it from his father, Joe.  As far as I know, Joe made up the recipe.  I remember having this cake for my dad's birthdays when I was growing up.  It seems like … Continue reading Grandpa Joe’s Carrot Cake (with a twist or two)

4th of July Children’s Literature

After searching our library card catalog and checking out a bunch of books on the subject we highly recommend the following reading material for the 4th of July. "The Star-Spangled Banner", Illustrated by Peter Spier Be prepared to sign this one, the text is the lyrics to our national anthem.  Did you know it has … Continue reading 4th of July Children’s Literature