Monday, April 13, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Doesn't it look yummy!!??!!
Next time, I might add nuts! I'm not really crazy about using splenda but I did.
3/4 cup flax seed meal
5 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons egg whites
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar blend, flax meal, bananas, milk, sour cream and egg whites until well blended. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the banana mixture until moistened. Spoon into prepared loaf pan.
Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Cameron has a container that has rice in it that he uses to play in during the winter when its too cold to play in the sandbox. Instead of using scoops and funnels, I put little bunny and carrot erasers in it and added chopsticks for the kids to practice their fine motor skills. It was interesting to watch because some kids got it and could easily pick them up and some had a hard time figuring out how to pinch the sticks together. We told them they couldn't use their fingers to pick them up or find them or put them back. When they were finished they would even try to hid them under the rice for the next person. At our letter and shape table, we put out an egg shape. We had an egg shape traced on a piece of construction paper and the kids had to cut out the egg shape. Then they had to snip pieces of paper and put them on their egg. You can't see it in this picture but we also had the letter W at the table where the kids could draw W's on it and glue W pictures on it.The kids had a good time with our nest and egg counting. I couldn't find any bird's nests so I bought baskets from Hobby Lobby and cut the handle off to look like birds nests. Hobby Lobby had sparkly eggs so we used those as our bird's eggs. The kids had to set out the bird's nests and put a number card in each of the nests. Then they used a tweezers to pick up one of the eggs from the big nest and put the right number of eggs in the number nest.
Monday, April 6, 2009
I feel like I'm working on so much stuff lately that I don't have time to get anything done! Oh brother!!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Cameron was getting dressed this morning and looked out the window to see if he saw Rich outside but instead of Rich he found DUCKS in our front yard!! It was fun to watch them.
Friday, April 3, 2009
We painted one big piece of paper brown and one green. I wanted Cameron to paint the whole paper one color but he wanted to use his hands instead so I let him do that and I painted two papers. I cut a trunk out of brown and four leaves out of green. After it was assembled and glued, this is how it looked on the magnetic board (aka cookie sheet). Here's the finished project! I had the magnetic letters and numbers so here it is finished. What we did was: I lined up the alphabet in order because Cameron doesn't know all of his letters yet. If you had a child that knew his letters than you could just mix them all up. I would read a page of the book and he would put the letters or 123 on the board. Here's from the first pages. It goes like this, "A told B and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree." It is really cute and Cameron had fun trying to get all the letters on the top. Sorry, I can't figure out how to turn my picture. Here's the Chicka Chicka 1 2 3. We only used 1-10 though. Maybe the older he gets, we'll try higher.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
1 c. flour
1/2 cup salt
1 T. cooking oil
1 T. cream of tartar (if you use a little more it turns out even smoother 1 1/4-1 1/2 T)
1 c. water
Food coloring of your choice
Add-ins of your choice (i.e. spices, extracts, glitter, etc.)
Stir ingredients together well. Just measure them into the saucepan you will be using to cook the dough, but mix them well before heating up the pan. Over medium heat cook the dough, stirring constantly until it forms a ball. When it starts to get dry looking, take it off the stove. Knead, knead, knead! It will be hot to the touch but keep trying to knead it.
It was great when Cameron wanted to make purple because we could practice mixing colors! This was a really fun lesson for him to see! We used red and blue food coloring. It was hard for Cameron to squirt an exact number of squirts in! He wanted to squirt it ALL in! It turned out great and he was so impressed how the red and blue turned purple! This was fun!