Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Swap Box

It's arrived!  Well, it actually arrived last week and I'm just now getting time to blog about it.  Sorry!

We got a great box full of Halloween stuff from The Monkey House.  Check it out:

There is a house purse that opens up with two peg ghosts to go inside, some lollipops, two felt pumpkins with candy corn in them, a bag of foam stickers two wooden masks, a box of dots, a bag of cookie cutters, some cool playdough and two necklace kits.  The girls immedaitely dove into the playdough with the cookie cutters as soon as they saw it, have been sampling the candy corn and have since made their necklaces.

This swap was a lot of fun.  I hope to do it again sometime!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

WFMW - Taming Flashcards

I'm not sure where I got this idea from, it might've been someone else's WFMW post, but it's working so well for us that I thought I'd share it. If you think you know where I got the idea from, feel free to comment with the site.

Flash cards are a great tool for kids to learn with, but they're essentially a deck of cards and have a tendency to get separated and you end up finding them everywhere.  So, I've been taking them, punching two holes in the top of all the cards and then I put binder rings through the holes.  You can get a pack of binder rings at Office Max.

This way, my girls can carry the flash cards around with them, they don't loose any cards and there's no clean up.  They have a tendency to pick them up when they're playing and just start flipping through them. They can also take them in the car on long trips to quiz each other a lot easier.

For more great ideas, head over to the WFMW post at We are THAT Family!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pumpkin Yogurt Parfait

1/4 c vanilla yogurt
1/4 c pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
1 T maple syrup
1/4 c Pumpkin Spice Granola Snacks
whipped topping (optional)

Combine yogurt, pumpkin and syrup in a bowl.  Layer yogurt mixture in a glass alternating with granola.  Garnish with whipped topping. 

Coffee flavored yogurt with Kalua Luau Granola snacks

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