My nine year old just shared a joke with me. He made it up on his own. It went like this...
Hey Mom, do you know what the difference is between an umbrella and me?
Mom - No. What?
You can shut an umbrella up.
Yep, That's true. :)
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The shirt is a Wrangler denim western shirt - too cute!
I thought I would try a variation to the banana oatmeal cookies I normally make my one year old. You know, those simple ones that just amount to smashing a banana and adding oatmeal and raisins. He loves his banana raisin cookies, but I've been thinking of changing it up. And boy, these ended up smelling and tasting like apple pie - only these are much healthier! No butter and very little sugar. These are amazingly good too :)
While we're at it, I'll tell you these cookies are not crispy - they are more chewy - more cakey if that makes sense - only they're pretty dense. If you are looking for a recipe that really resembles that cookie texture, this is NOT it. But they are good, and they are not too sweet - exactly what I want to feed my "allergic to everything" child. I make them mostly because they are something he can eat with his hands, and he can have them for breakfast or any other meal. They are also a huge hit for daycare snack time - either just for him, or for everyone. It's hard for him when everyone else gets crackers or store-bought treats and he can't have any. I also have to pack everything with us for him when we eat out, and these are easy to grab and go. Bonus - all he is eating is oatmeal and fruit. Definitely a healthy option. Even if he eats the whole batch all he has had is a cup of oatmeal and 3/4 of an apple.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
He also accomplished a major childhood feat this week.
Here's some cuteness thrown in for free :)
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
As of the first of April, I'm trying out a new preschool curriculum for the daycare. So far I LOVE it. It's called Star Brite and it is really good. They have so many activities - 4-5 projects a day so far. In fact, I'm debating over making it stretch so that we do one day's materials over two days. It's kind of pricey - more than other curricula I've tried, but well worth it, given the amount of projects. If I stretched it to make one month last two months, it would be very cost effective. Of course then there is the problem of holidays not matching up, so I'm not sure that would actually work. And having so many take-home papers makes me look really good, so I'll probably just use it as is for now... We'll see.
Anyway, we're getting a lot of cutting practice, which all the kids desperately need. None of them are good at it. My four year old cuts tiny pieces and tells me he broke his paper. I tried explaining to him that cutting is different than breaking, but he's pretty sure the paper is broken *wink*