Menu: July 28 – August 1

Here’s the daycare menu for July 28 – August 1:
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Menu: March 31 – April 4

Here’s the daycare menu for the week of March 31 – April 4:

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Menu: March 17-21

Here’s the daycare menu for March 17-21:
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Menu: March 10-14

Here’s the daycare menu for the week of March 10-14:

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Wordless Wednesday

 

Having fun in the snow…..

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Menu: March 3-7

Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904.
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Every year around his birthday, we celebrate Dr. Seuss week! We read the books, and our actvities and food are all based on his stories!

Our menu is based on the recipe book:
Green Eggs and Ham Cookbook
Recipes inspired by Dr Seuss!
Concocted by Georgeanne Brennan
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Here’s our menu for the week:
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Valentine’s Day 2014

I know that Valentine’s Day is typically a day at childcare centers full of hearts, red, pink & white. However, this year I decided to forgo the typical “Valentine’s” cookies or cupcakes, and instead we made cinnamon buns for snack.

These however, are not your average cinnamon buns! I used my bread recipe. However instead of simply rolling them as one would normally roll cinnamon buns, I cut the flattened dough into strips, and then rolled each end until they touched. I kinda pinched the tip creating a sort of heart shape. Some of them are more heart shaped than others. But all in all I think they look pretty good!!

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Can’t wait for the kids to wake up so we can taste them!

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Menu: January 20 – 24

Here’s the daycare menu for the week of January 20 – 24, 2014:

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Gingerbread Journey 2012…. The Continuing Saga

Well, obviously it’s no longer 2012! Yep! I said 2012! Check out my post of our Gingerbread Journey so far. This past year was busy with both Kristina & I planning our weddings and getting married. Because of the wedding planning, moving and such, I didn’t actually finish Gingerbread Creation 2012 until this past weekend. (I know! It’s already 2014!) Anyway, Do you remember my inspiration that I had to my 2012 Gingerbread Creation?

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And our motto of “GO BIG OR GO HOME!” was very prevelent, when I tackled, not 1……but 7 houses!

Laura Ingalls Wilder has been one of my most favourite authors for as long as I remember. Mom read the books to my brother and me as a bed time story when we were little. When I was a teenager, I fell in love with Laura & Almanzo’s story. (You’ll notice that “These Happy Golden Years”, Laura & Almanzo’s courting story has been taped back together!) Someday I will visit the Little House Museums, and see Pa’s fiddle, Laura’s typewriter, and pay my respects at the cemeteries. But for now… I create…..

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Book Inspiration: Little House In The Big Woods. Near Pepin, Wisconsin
A “log” house, complete with Ma getting meat out of the smoker!

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Book Inspiration: Little House On The Prairie. Near Independance, Kansas
Another log house, Pa is even talking to a Native.

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Book Inspiration: On The Banks Of Plum Creek. Walnut Grove Minnesota
Here, the best part was the covered wagon made of gum paste.

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Book Inspiration: By The Shores Of Silver Lake. The Ingalls Homestead, De Smet, South Dakota.
Pa is planting the trees, that can still be seen on the homestead today!

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Book Inspiration: These Happy Golden Years. Ingalls House in De Smet, South Dakota.
Almanzo is courting Laura, out for a Sunday sleigh ride. (Yes I know that Almanzo’s Morgan horses (Prince & Lady) were brown, but I had already made a grey horse for a different house, and ended up using it for this one instead)

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Book Inspiration: The First Four Years. Almanzo & Laura Wilder’s First Home, De Smet, South Dakota, was lost to a fire.
Almanzo & Laura are snuggled up on their front step, the night of their wedding.

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Book Inspiration: Laura. Rocky Ridge Farm, Mansfield, Missouri.
Elderly Laura & Almanzo. Note, Almanzo is leaning on a cane, due to being striken with diphtheria as a young man.

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Remember

Take a moment to remember….

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

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LAC Robert (Bob) Creber, (My Great-Uncle) killed July 5, 1943.

The last photo we have of the family before Bob was killed.
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Fred (My Grandpa), Mary, Tom (My Great-Grandpa), Bob, Greta (My Great-Grandma), Jack

“Lest We Forget”

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