FIAR – Owl Moon

While we were reading "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen, illustrated by John Schoenherr this week we found these supplemental books that we loved from the library: "Good-Night Owl!" by Pat Hutchins -- beautifully unique illustrations with rich detail with simple repetitive words listing other birds and the sounds they make to keep the owl awake all … Continue reading FIAR – Owl Moon

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Camping Books for Kids

Here's a list of our favorite picture books about camping for kids.  They books are story books and not "how to" types of books all except for the last one which is about finding constellations.  My kids ages 2, almost 4, and 6 love them all. Ladybug Girl and Bingo by David Soman and Jacky … Continue reading Camping Books for Kids

Not Really Split Pea Soup Recipe

I love split pea soup.  My husband really does not love split pea soup.  This is my recipe for "split pea compromise soup" or "not really split pea soup", it is a drastic adaptation of the recipe for Spilt Pea Soup from the restaurant Pea Soup Andersons.  It isn't the prettiest soup but it sure … Continue reading Not Really Split Pea Soup Recipe

You know you might have really lost it this time if…

You know you might have really lost it this time if... your spouse comes up with a crazy idea like, "let's downsize from our 2500 sq ft home in suburbia to an RV and live on the road" and you're actually considering the idea as a viable option.  Now I know (now) that people do … Continue reading You know you might have really lost it this time if…

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)