Friday, April 29, 2011

Fun With Milk

We have been doing a farm unit this week.  The kids have been loving it.  We talked today about cows and milk!  We used whipping cream to make butter.  We finger painted a cow picture with pudding and we let the kids make a mess with a glass of milk.  Definitely very messy, but oh so fun!  I just hope they don't do it at the dinner table.  The kids loved it!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

String Art

Super easy and fun, as long as the kids are willing to get messy!  Take some white glue and water it down a bit.  Have the kids pieces of string into the glue and then use their fingers to squeeze the excess off the string.  Then they can make a picture with the string!  It's fun and easy art!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rock Pets for Earth Day

We made these cute little guys yesterday.  We celebrated Earth Day yesterday due to an Easter party today.  The kids loved painting them and were so excited to take them  home!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chick Keepsake

First of all, sorry about the bad picture.  I took it with my cellphone.  I forgot my camera today and I was hurrying quick to catch a picture of these cuties!  I found the template on Kaboose.  They have some great ideas on here for Easter.  I may be doing a few more of their projectes between now and Sunday!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Coffee Filter Umbrellas

These were fun to make.  We had these coffee filters (can't remember the specific style) that were quite small on top.  They were perfect to make umbrellas out of.  We gave the kids watercolors and had them paint them (the paint bled through to the opposite side) and slid a pipe cleaner through the top for the handle.  Easy and cute! 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sour Cream Banana Bread

First of all, I have to say, that I don't really care much for banana bread.  I don't really like banana's.  I have to be in the right mood to eat them.  My sister made this bread and asked me try it, and it was AMAZING!  I can't really taste the banana's, and it is very moist and crumbly.  It reminds me more of a pound cake!  Oh, it's so good!  This is my new recipe for banana bread!
Sour Cream Banana Bread

1 cup Margarine
1 & 1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 & 1/2 cup mashed bananas
4 cups + 2 Tbsp. flour
1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 & 1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup walnuts chopped (optional)

Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs and beat.  Add bananas and beat.  Mix dry ingredients together in a small bowl and add to the creamed mixture.  Add sour cream, beat until smooth, stir in nuts.  Pour batter into 2 large greased and floured loaf pans.   Bake at 350 for 1 hour.  To test for doneness insert a sharp knife into the center of the bread.  If it comes out clean the bread is done.

This bread is very moist and freezes well.

Monday, April 11, 2011


I think, this one might be my very favorite page yet.  Although, the W page is going to be way cute too.  And of course, we had to make volcano's out of baking soda and vinegar.  The kids really enjoyed the V week.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Plant a Garden

I'm skipping around a bit.  I have a lot of posts that I would love to do, but I can't seem to keep up with my life!!  Thanks for sticking around even when I only post once a week :). 
It's warm where we live.  We've been in the 70's for the past week.  It's been wonderful.  We've been talking about spring and how things grow.  Last week we planted veggies.  The kids loved it.  The cute planter sticks came from Oriental Trader.
Of course, the on the day we planted veggies, the wind was howling and it was the only cold day in the week.  So we rolled with it and planted inside.  The mess was colossal!!!  But the kids loved it.  In fact the next day we planted flowers, but I don't have any pictures. That was a little crazy!  I just know that I am done with potting soil for a few weeks!

Friday, April 1, 2011

These Make Me Happy

This is a stretch from my normal posting, but I bought these, and they make me really happy.  I've used them probably 6 times this week and they make me happy.  I made bread this morning and they made me smile so I had to share.  They have like every measurement available, even 1/8 tsp and they have a 3/4 cup!  It's the coolest thing ever! And I love, love the green.  It's so bright and fun! Best part is they were on sale!  Just wanted to share what is making me smile today, although hot bread slathered in butter may be part of that happy feeling :)!  Happy Friday everyone!