Thursday, November 28, 2013

Cutting Practice

Learning to use scissors has not been fun. I seriously dislike the tiny paper scraps we end up with all over the house, and they don't seem to get it!
However I ran across a pintrest idea today ~

It gave me a the idea to print circles for them to cut. We didnt' have stickers. They LOVE it and did amazing. Yes, I still had tiny papers all over the table & floor. oh well.

He cut each circle twice. 

Lots of practice. hopefully things will only get better.

Find a FREE PRINTABLE HERE and start practice cutting with your little ones. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Lost Maples

Lost Maples is 89 miles west of San Antonio and is totally worth the trip! 
We watched the Foliage Report on the Lost Maples web site.

We hiked the East trail, both ends were beautiful. it was a little over 4 miles. we packed a picnic lunch  and ate at one of the overlooks. 

The water was a little low this year but there was still some beautiful spots. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

My first "House Party" is an advertising business that advertises through small parties. ( My application for the Veggie Tales True Light of Christmas Party was accepted and we hosted our friends today.

We had a LOT of fun and it was really easy.
Here is our food. My sister and I made these fun cookies, really I should say She made these awesome cookies while I watched her. I had a blast! LOL

These are our activities for the party. coloring pages, making (coloring)  ornaments, Eating lots, visiting, and watching "Merry Larry and the True Light of Christmas"

Everyone seemed to have a lot of fun and I hope to have another houseparty some day.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

3D Christmas Ornament.

Here is a link for the coloring page you start with. 
1. Color the Ornaments 
2. Cut them out. 
3. Then fold each circle in half. 
4. Glue each half circle to the next one.
5. Be sure to add the string to hold it before gluing the final two sides together.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Inspired by a well loved movie Ratatouille

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Here is my version of Ratatouille.

1 zucchini 
1 yellow squash
1small eggplant
3-4 tomatoes

1 small can of Tomato paste
2-3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Olive oil
Italian seasoning 

Slice all the vegetables thinly. I used the Pampered Chef Mandolin Slicer.

Spread half of the tomato pate in the bottom of a 8x8 pan.

Stack the sliced veggies and stand on end. 

Once the pan is filled tightly,

mix the rest of the paste with enough water to make it the consistency of tomato sauce. 

Top with the tomato sauce and sliced garlic. I love the garlic slicer from Pampered Chef!

Sprinkle Italian seasoning and salt over the top. 

Cover the dish with Foil.

Bake 400 degrees for 20-30 minuets till veggies are tender. 

Had to include my little helper, "the box man" as he called himself.