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

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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

4th of July Flag Heart Necklaces and Flag pins

This 4th of July our kiddos are still too young (in our opinion) to stay up for the fire works show at 10 pm.  Kudos to all of you who take your young ones with you to this event.  You should get a merit badge.  Regrettably, we're just not up for it!  Maybe next year...  … Continue reading 4th of July Flag Heart Necklaces and Flag pins

Baby Dedication Favors

We had our 8-month-old son dedicated at church this past Sabbath.  At the church we attend (Seventh-Day Adventist), we do a "dedication" in lieu of a baptism, christening or blessing ceremony.  At a baby dedication the pastor says a few words and prays with the parents and baby in front of the congregation.  The parents … Continue reading Baby Dedication Favors