Friday, April 19, 2013

Letter Fun: D is for Doctor

Poppy Cat has been busy learning his letter sounds.  We are using a free homeschool site called Easy Peasy.  This site is a wonderful free resource and Poppy Cat enjoys it so much.  He is doing wonderfully on his letter sounds.  Easy Peasy makes the letter sounds fun!

A few days ago we studied the letter "D".  The craft to go along with it was just so cute I just had to share.  Here is Poppy Cat's doctor bag.

What sites are you using for your preschooler?  I welcome your comments!

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

What's for Dinner? Quesadilla Pizza

Tonight we tried a new recipe, quesadilla pizza,  that I found online at Divas Can Cook.  This was a super easy meal and there were no leftovers.  In my house this means the kids loved it!

Pizza Quesadillas,  Homemade Ranch Dip, Mama Says Dance in the Rain
Pizza Quesadillas with Carrots & Homemade Ranch Dip

The part I liked best about the recipe, is that each person can put on their desired toppings.  Poppy Cat enjoyed sauce and cheese, while LEGOMAN enjoyed Turkey Pepperoni with sauce and cheese.  I cooked these on my George Foreman grill for two minutes.  They turned out awesome!  Divas Can Cook has some wonderful suggestions for toppings. 

Also, I would like to share with you a homemade ranch dip recipe from  I make this frequently and LEGOMAN eats all his carrots.  I'm still working on getting Poppy Cat to eat raw carrots. 

I hope you get a chance to try out the recipes.  These quesadillas are awesome for lunch too, in place of a sandwich. 

Enjoy & Blessings!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Connecting with Your Kids Through Movie Night

Connecting with your kids through movie night.  I never thought my kids would be so excited over something so simple

Several months back,  I introduced my kids to Movie Night on Saturdays.  It was nothing fancy, just sitting with them with the lights dimmed like a movie theatre, eating popcorn, and watching a DVD together.  My kids loved it!  I was surprised that they were so excited about it and enjoyed it so much.  I realized that my kids just enjoyed having a special time set aside just for them with no errands, cell phones, computers, or interruptions. 

Connecting with your kids through movie night.  I never thought my kids would be so excited over something so simple
Our Popcorn Machine
Our neighbors surprised us with a special old fashioned popcorn maker.  When I look at it, I am reminded how much my kids enjoy time.  You don't have to have a fancy popcorn machine or a collection of the latest DVD's, microwave popcorn and library rentals work just fine.  Kids just want to feel loved and important.  Try out movie night with your kids, you maybe surprised too!

Many Blessings,

Monday, April 8, 2013

Frog Theme Sensory Bin

This week Poppy Cat will be studying about Frogs.  Today, I will be sharing my Frog Theme Sensory Bin.  I dyed my rice blue and green.  The lily pads were cut from craft foam. Then I added a few rocks, lots of plastic frogs, and a toilet paper tube covered in brown paper decorated to look like a log.  Sensory bins are a great way to allow little ones to explore independently while you work with a older child.

I am using a free, printable, preschool package from Our Little Monkeys called Frogs In The Pond.  It is a really cute printable and has lots of fun games for your preschooler.

Enjoy!  I'll be hopping along now.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Product Review: No Tangle Styler Brush

I brought this brush last week at my hair salon.  I have to share that, this brush is awesome.  It combs out your wet hair without even feeling like you are brushing your hair.  My hair is long and tangles easily so, I don't look forward to brushing it out after washing it.  I have to say since my new discovery, I love brushing out my wet hair. 

My kids love it.  They don't complain when I brush their hair anymore.  Since I brought home my new brush, Poppy Cat is brushing his own hair.  This is just another dancing in the rain moment.  I love it!

Product Review, No Tangle Styler Brush
No Tangle Styler Brush
You can find the No Tangle Styler Brush here.  This is my personal opinion.  I have not been compensated at all for my opinion.


Resurrection Cupcakes

Happy Easter!

With all the commercialism of Easter, it is important to me for my kids to remember the true reason we celebrate Easter.  Thanks to an inspirational pin on Pinterest, I found the perfect Easter treat.   

Here is what I did for my kids this Easter.  I made chocolate cupcakes.  I tinted vanilla icing green to look like grass.  I used small doughnuts, and cut the bottom off so it would sit level.  I also inserted a toothpick into the doughnut for additional support.  I used the Candy Melts for the tomb stone.  I just made circles the size of a quarter on wax paper.  I let them harden and then placed them in front of the doughnut tomb.  I added a chocolate candy Easter egg for color.  I then printed off "He has Risen!" on card stock.  Cut it out and taped it to a toothpick. 

Resurrection Cupcakes
I also, made some with chocolate icing and green tinted coconut. To tint coconut, add coconut to a Ziploc bag with a couple drops of food coloring.  Poppy Cat loves green, so he loved seeing the coconut turn green.

Resurrection Cupcakes
My kids loved them. This helped keep our focus on the Lord.  Hope you had a wonderful Easter!