Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Car wash!

Monday was a beautiful day to be outside!
Sal & I went for a nice walk around our neighborhood, then came home and i surprised Chloe by setting up her very own car wash! She was really excited and had a lot of fun washing all her little cars, and "detailing" them. LOL

Detailing her wheels :)

Brookie had fun, too!


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Today was a rainbow kind of day

Chloe's playdough is all messed up from all the colors running together, soooo i decided to make her homemade playdough again. This time i made some rainbow pastel colors.

she was about 18months here. We would always make breakfast food with it :)

What you need:
-1 1/3 cup flower
-1/3 cup salt
-3 teaspoons oil
- 3/4 cup hot water
-food coloring

Mix dry ingredients first. Then add water, oil and food coloring.
Then kneed dough for 5-10 minutes. Dough might be slightly sticky, just add flour as needed to firm.
This recipe is only per color. So if you want 5 colors, you will need to complete this process 5 times. I learned the hard way not to try to make dough all at once, then separate and kneed in food coloring. It takes a lot longer to try to kneed it all in evenly.
Keep fresh in container and store in refrigerator.

Brooklynn even got to play :)

&& after we made playdough, i was inspired to make something else colorful!
Rainbow cupcakes!!

This took time & a lot of patience! lol

They were SO yummy!

I used slightly different ingredients then the recipe i originally had, to make it healthier. & let me tell you, they were SO good i ended up not using any frosting at all.  
*I will update later with my recipe

Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

First day of fall craft

In honor of the first day of fall (ehhh.. today might actually be the second day) we did a fall craft! Chloe got to paint her arm brown for the tree stump which she thought was SO cool lol. After that she used a paint brush to paint on all of the pretty fall colored leaves.

The Giving Tree

So We decided to do a craft based off a book. The Giving Tree is definitely a favorite in our house. First we read the book then Chloe got to make her tree! Super easy craft and my daughter loves to paste so this was perfect!
What you need:
-crayons/color pencils/markers
-green & red construction paper

First, with markers, i drew out the outline of the tree stump with brown, then the tree leaves with green. then Chloe and i ripped up all the green construction paper, and the red, which are the apples. Then Chloe colored in the tree stump, and after that put glue all over the tree area and started adding her green construction paper. Finally, she added the apples.

See, very simple!

She loves her giving tree :)

&& after we were done, she insisted on doing a ballet craft. Well, i needed to start cooking dinner asap so we did something quick. She wanted to trace, color match, and practice spelling her name.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The wheels on the bus go round and round!

We ordered Chloe the book through scholastic with her preschool, but she has been asking me for weeks to make a school bus, so i couldn't make her wait any longer!

Finger Painting!

Painting is one of our favorite crafts. Today, i decided to let Brooklynn try it out! She actually body painted, rather then just finger painted, haha! The girls had a blast.

you can tell by this picture how into it she was!

Blueberry Muffins. YUM!

Chloe helped me bake blueberry muffins last week. She LOVES to help me cook/bake. Every time i make anything she gets her stool out so she can help, even if its only to do something small. :)

She was so proud that SHE made them :))

They turned out SO yummy!!


Hi all! My name is Jenna, i'm a stay at home mommy and full time student. I have two daughters who are the center of my world. Chloe, my oldest just turned 3. She is a very smart, loving, energetic little girl with the sweetest disposition. My youngest is Brooklynn, who's 7 months old. She is super strong and so sweet, she is definitely a mommys girl. Last but not least, the love of my life, Sal. We have been together for 4 years now. He is my rock, my best friend. We do everything together. I'm very lucky to have him. He is just like me, we both love doing things with our kids and helping them learn and grow every day :)