Friday, September 26, 2008

First Graders Are So Much Fun!

Today, Lana and I went to the school for Chloe's "Special Day." Because her birthday is the middle of August, Mrs. Ross lets them have a "Special Day" at another time of the year. Today was that day for Chloe.

It is also Johnny Appleseed Day, so our 'activity' centered around apples!

Each of the kids brought an apple to school, and they did different projects with them. They distinguished them one from the other, and then sorted and counted them.

Then, we made "Autumn Cakes!" They are the best tasting pancakes I've ever made, and I made them for 23 kids, and 7 helpers.

Here is the recipe:

2 Cups Pancake Mix

1 Cup Applesauce (We used the cinnamon flavored!)

2 eggs

1 Cup Milk

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

Mix all ingredients and pour on hot griddle. Cook like pancakes.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar, or put applesauce on them, or use syrup. They are good anyway you decide to eat them.

We didn't use syrup, because the kids rolled them up and picked them up in their hands, and devoured them! Yummy!

Then, I read the book by Dav Pilkey called Doggy Breath!

Here is a short synopsis:

Hally Tosis, is a very good family dog with a very big problem: bad breath! Her breath is so bad, even skunks avoid her!

Of course, the kids loved it! It is so much fun helping with the first graders!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Well, we had visitors today! Guess who came to see Great aunt Linda and Great Uncle Vern? We finally got to meet Sophia! She looks just like her daddy! She is a good baby, curious, bright, and happy! Sorry Great Aunt Sheryl! I got to hold her first!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Most Expensive Tomato.....

I have to tell you, this is the most expensive tomato we have ever eaten! At the beginning of the summer, I purchased 2 plants for $3/ea. I came home, Vern planted them in our big planter, and one promptly died!

It is now September 23, at 6:30 PM, and Vern fixed hamburgers for supper. We looked at the tomato on the plant, and decided it was time to 'harvest' our crop! We have a few more on the plant, but they are still green!

Anyway, we ate the tomato on our hamburgers, and let me tell you, it was really good! It tasted better than any store bought one we've ever had! I'm not sure if it was worth $6, though!
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lest We Forget......

Thank You to all of our Military!

Let Us Never Forget How We Obtained Our Freedom!