Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Carving 2011

 Yay! Daddy came home early from work so we could carve our pumpkin! AK watched her daddy carve out the top and empty the pumpkin guts. She had played with the pulp and seeds. She even tasted the pulp and did not like it so she decided she had enough of that.
Mommy and Daddy each drew a jack o' lantern face and we held them both up for AK to decide which one we would carve.
She picked mommy's!!!
Daddy carved out the face and AK and mommy watched.
We had so much fun!!!
 Look how great our jack o' lantern looks!!!
See ya later! 
Yours Truly

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Try-it Tuesday...Dijon Chicken Yum

So after searching the pantry to find something to season chicken breasts with I came up with this little experiment  And to my surprise it turned out yummy (not all my experiments turn out so well). 
I will call it....

Dijon Chicken Yum
Chicken Breast
Poultry Seasoning
Cream of Celery 
Dijon Mustard

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Clean and season chicken with poultry seasoning and place in a Pam coated pan. Whisk together one can cream of celery, half the can of milk and 1/4cup Dijon mustard. Pour  over chicken and bake for 1hour and 20min. Serve over rice.

Yours Truly

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Apple the Living Room

Something I have always wanted to do in the Fall is go apple picking. I decided to bring that joy to our living room today! While AK napped I stuck apple shaped post-its around the living room. When she woke up I grabbed my camera and set her down in the middle of the living room. Here is what happened...

First she started handing me the apples but then I showed her how to put them in a bucket. She loved this activity. I plan on doing it again soon!
Yours Truly

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sensory Play: Cooked Pasta

We got a little bored on this rainy Monday and decided to do some sensory play. This time we used cooked fettuccine. 

Avery played for about 10minutes before she started throwing the pasta on the floor. I loved seeing the little gears turning as she played. So worth it!

Yours Truely

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pumpkins for my pumpkin

Avery, daddy and I took our first trip to the pumpkin patch on a beautiful Fall Friday! I say "first" because we already have plans to go back! The photo ops were endless and the smiles just kept coming!

 Our friends and neighbors Emmy (pictured) and Sara came along too!
 There was a bunny petting zoo!
 AK and daddy

What a fun Fall field trip... we can't wait to go back!!!
Yours Truly

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fall Leaves Stamping

Avery and I did a Fall Leaves Stamping painting this afternoon. Turns out I did most of the work and she watched. First I cut out the shape of a tree from brown card stock and glued it to white paper. Then, to make the stamps, I cut small triangular slivers out  of  three wine corks. 

We used red, yellow and orange paint to stamp fall leaves on the tree and on the ground.

My little girl liked playing in the paint more than the actual stamping. She kept trying to eat the stamp with paint on it. :)

Fall is my favorite time of year so I can't  wait to do more fun activities with AK!
Yours Truly

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Try-it Tuesday...Scooter's Spaghetti

I know it has been a while but I am back. I am super excited about this weeks Try-it Tuesday recipe. Scooter's is like baked spaghetti but with cream cheese! 

I found this recipe on but it originates from salad-in-a-jar blog. Here is the link.
Scooter's Spaghetti

I thought this was delicious!!! And fairly easy.
I did have to use a lot of pots and dishes but
"hey, that's what dishwashers are for!" 

Yours Truly