Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Easter Egg Hunts...

So Easter is coming right up and today we got the plastic Easter eggs out of storage to play an "E" egg hunt. I had to share the idea because miss L LOVED it. We put a picture that started with "E" in each egg and she went around the room finding them and then opening them to find the "prize". It's such an easy and fun activity and you could put anything in the's the finding and discovering part that she loved. We seriously played it at least 3 times. Try it and let me know how it goes.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Blushing Buttercream Pettiskirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

Check out these cute skirts. I want to try to make one, but it wouldn't hurt to win one either...:)

Blushing Buttercream Pettiskirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Preschool Week 4

Theme: Eyes
Color: Blue
Letter: D
Number: 4
Highlights: Our pupil dilating experiment - L bird, Charleston Chew, and a flashlight; making playdough eyeballs; cut and pasting a Little Boy Blue; blue jello dessert, decorating Ds for a necklace, dancing like animals beginning with D, going on a # 4 safari (counting the legs on furniture/toys), painting 4 "cherries" on a 4 piece paper plate pie, Miss L calling umbrellas "Cinderellas"...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Preschool week #3

Theme: kittens
Shape: diamond
Letter: C
Number: 3

*sidenote: I've just been getting my basic lesson plan from so some of the themes are probably different than I would choose. Right now it is quicker for me to already have a framework and then just add in the activities.
Highlights of the week: pretending to be a cat and looking for a laminated mouse around the house and eating the snack out of the bowl like a kitten, having a tea party with 3 friends, & making 3 kabobs (1 cheese + 1 pickel + 1 olive).

Monday, February 16, 2009

Binky Clip #1

1 Mitten clip + 1 brad + 1 ribbon = 1 cute binky clip

Flower Embellished Socks

Today I experimented with embellishing baby socks with flowers and scrapbooking brads. They turned out quite cute.

Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

Okay, so the picture doesn't do it it justice (blame it on poor lighting and poor photography skills), but this soup is a nice change from your run of the mill tortilla soup.

Chicken Avocado Lime Soup

10 Min
20 Min
30 Min

4 (6 inch) corn tortillas, julienned (I just use tortilla chips)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 white onion, chopped
1 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 fresh jalapeno peppers, diced
8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cooked & cut into thin strips
1 quart chicken broth
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tomato, seeded and diced
salt and pepper to taste
1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Rice – about 1 cup cooked (optional)

-Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
-Arrange tortilla strips on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.
-In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook onion, garlic and jalapenos in olive oil until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in chicken, chicken broth, lime juice, tomato, salt and pepper. -Gently simmer until chicken is cooked, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in avocado and cilantro and heat through. Adjust seasonings.
-Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with tortilla strips and sour cream to serve.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines 2009

The sweetest holiday of the year is over. Here's how we celebrated this year:

I Choo Choos You Sweethearts Week Valentines.

The kids Valentines for friends

Love Bugs, clothespin fastener, and melted crayon hearts.

Friday, February 13, 2009

This is my new outlet for all things Home Ec

This is a trial run. I don't know if I can keep up with more than one blog. Here's a try...