Tuesday, March 30, 2010
....painted the number plates and both her and Blake scrunched up the aluminum foil balls....
....colored the stepping stones that we made from the pieces I had cut out from the paper plates...
...and the last thing we had to do was set it up and tape a string to the floor for the wiggly walk.
We made a few changes to the obstacle course:
- The cones were all suppose to be made of paper towel tubes, but I made them taller by using a wrapping paper tube and vacuum attachments. They were also suppose to sit on empty plastic water bottles, but that wasn't going to work with the vacuum attachments, so I put them in glass jars from our recycling box. (The tubes were also suppose to be colored/painted.)
- The stepping stones were suppose to be newspaper that the kids were suppose to walk around by moving the stones/newspaper, but I just made it so they jumped from one to the other. And, as you can see, the stones weren't made of newpaper, but it was a good use of the pieces cut from the paper plates!
- The kids were suppose to try to get a certain number of points with the paper plates, but the ball kept bouncing out, so we made it so they only had to get the ball into one of them.
I can't tell you how many times the kids ran the obstacle course. It was definitely worth putting it together! :-)
Monday, March 29, 2010
Wendy at Money Saving Mama in Michigan was super sweet to pass this wonderful Easter basket on to me. Wendy is a fellow Michigander who blogs about deals on the web and in Michigan as well as hosts some awesome giveaways! She also has another blog where she blogs about her family and life at A Day in our Life. Try to stop by and visit either (or both) of her blogs if you have a second! :-)
**I also received this from Alesha at The Jacobsen Family a little later in the week and wanted to say a big THANK YOU! Alesha was on a bit of a blogging break, but is back now (YAY!), so if you have a chance please stop by and say hi! :-)
This Easter season Hershey is all about helping you to create Better Easter Baskets with their special limited edition Easter candies found at Walmart.
More importantly, Hershey wants to promote the idea of going good in our own communities. The Hershey Company is committed to making a difference in the communities where we live in, and has a heritage of giving back to the community."
Thanks to Hershey's and 20 different bloggers looking to blog for a good cause, baskets like the one above were created and given to charities of each bloggers choice to spread Hershey's ongoing message around: We are ALL working together to do good in and out of our own communities!
If you would like to take part in the blog hop, here are the rules:
Copy and paste these rules to your blog post.
Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.
Link back to the person who gave you an Easter Basket.
Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket to know you have given them a Basket.
Leave your link at BetterBasket.info/BlogHop comment section. You can also find the official rules of this #betterbasket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.
Hershey’s is donating $10 per each blog participating to the Better Basket Blog Hop to Children’s Miracle Network (up to total of $5,000 by blog posts written by April 4th, 2010).
Please note that only one blog post by each blog url will count towards the donation.
Alexia, at The Mommy Rambles, posted this recipe a few weeks ago and it sounded so interesting that I had to give it a try! We made it for breakfast one morning and we all loved it! Though Morgan did say it would have been better without raisins-the little stinker! LOL!
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries (both Alexia and I used raisins)
1. Mix oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
2. Beat in milk, eggs, butter and vanilla.
3. Stir in cranberries.
4. Spread in 9x13 baking pan and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Both Morgan and Blake saw the Easter bunny at the mall yesterday too. They were so excited to go see him, but when they got to him, all they would do is stand a good distance away and wave-LOL! They were still given bunny ear hats for visiting the Easter bunny and they loved wearing those bunny ears! :-)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
25 Mac & Cheese Recipes by Gooseberry Patch
Monday, March 22, 2010
Our electric company always sends us a recipe with our bill and the recipes always sound delicious, but I had never made them...until a couple weeks ago....then I made this one twice plus another one! LOL! Anyway, this Spaghetti Dinner turned out a lot better than I expected and it was super easy! (I didn't get a picture before dinner, so the picture is actually of the leftovers that had been in the fridge for a while.)
- 1 lb hamburger, browned
- 1 cup spaghetti, broken into 1 inch pieces
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
- 1 Tbsp ketchup
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups tomatoes (I used tomatoes that I have frozen-worked GREAT!)
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- pinch Italian Seasoning
Mix all ingredients in skillet with a tight lid. Turn on medium heat until steam appears, then turn heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.
See! Super easy! :-)
Thursday, March 18, 2010
These were the clues:
And finally, for dinner, we had a delicious Potato Soup and salad. I would have done Corned Beef and Cabbage, but I was trying to use what we already had in the house (because I'm cheap-LOL!)
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
For more Wordless Wednesday, check out 5 Minutes for Mom, Go Graham Go! and Healthy Moms.
I also want to wish everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day! I'll be posting tomorrow about our fun filled day today :-)
May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.