Posted in December 2008

Leftovers = Great Game

I read about this great game on another blog I read sometimes called Chasing Cheerios.  I am a self admitted idea stealer.  I learned during my years in the elementary classroom that other teachers have fabulous ideas, and when someone else has a great one, why waste time reinventing the wheel?  It’s a good thing … Continue reading

Will You Please Stand Up?

Max practiced his standing skills a lot more over the past weekend and tonight he succeeded with a cup in his mouth.  Woah!  He’s not very stable really, but he does get this happy grin when he stands.  He stood long enough for us to capture a shot before bed tonight.  We did not prompt … Continue reading

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

Make 2 cups fruit puree.  I used frozen blackberries and unsweetened applesauce, about equal parts each in the blender. Spread fruit puree on a a large cookie sheet coated with cooking spray.  Make sure puree is 1/4 in. thick or so.   Preheat oven to 175 degrees.   Place cookie sheet in oven and prop … Continue reading

SNC on National TV

Tune in… Tonight on TNT…Christmas in Washington…8 p.m. eastern Monday, December 22…Today Show…8:30 a.m.  Wednesday, December 24…Fox News…8:45 a.m. Thursday, December 25 on ABC… Cleveland Cavaliers game…8 p.m. eastern

Special Delivery: cookies

This afternoon, we delivered a box of cookies to each house on our street.  Then we delivered a few more to some friends in town and we’ll do more tomorrow.  Where did we come up with all of these cookies?  Slave labor.  Well, practically.  Anne, her mom, and a friend made about 3000 cookies (all … Continue reading

Dreaming Place

This afternoon…to burn some energy…Cole assembled a pillow mountain in our living room.  Upon finishing, he plopped down in the middle, let out a long sigh, and said, “This is my dreaming place, Mommy.”   And obviously, Max couldn’t stay away for long!