Something to Celebrate

Archive for November 2012

Hannah (with the assistance of her sous chef, yours truly) made this really neat snack mix idea we found on pinterest of course.  We put it in cute bags so she could give it to her teachers at preschool today since today was her last day of school before Thanksgiving break.  The snack mix is super easy to make (great for your 4 year old chef) and you can modify the ingredients to your liking but here is what we included in ours:

  • Bugles (we used the caramel variety which are super good and super addictive)
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Dried cherries (could also use craisins or raisins)
  • Candy Corn (Hannah’s favorite)
  • Classic Knot Mini Pretzels

We poured the snack mix into Wilton’s clear plastic icing bags and secured the top with a pipe cleaner and a sparkly brown ribbon.  We used the free printable from this site and attached that to the pipe cleaner.  I used some craft paper I had in my stash to glue the printable to.  The printable includes a description of what each item in the mix stands for regarding Thanksgiving.  Here is a photo of our snack mix label:

Of course, Hannah and I had to “test” the mix after we made it to make sure it was safe for her teachers.  We proclaimed it very safe 🙂  This also would be fun to have out for your Thanksgiving guests to snack on!

Linked up at: New Nostalgia and Women Living Well

If you missed my previous post on Hannah’s pinterest habit you can click here 🙂  Hannah was “pinspired” by this pin so today we made our own version.  Here is Hannah making her “owl face” as she calls it holding her owl creation:
 The pin Hannah saw used fabrics I think but we used a much more 4-year-old friendly material: construction paper.  This creation is now proudly hanging on the window portion of our back door.  Hannah says our next project is a Thanksgiving door hanger so I’ll keep you posted 🙂

Linked up at: New Nostalgia and Women Living Well

October was a busy month for us.  It seemed to fly by!  We survived our first long car trip with Leia when we traveled to Connerville, Oklahoma for my family reunion.  Even though it was only 2 hours, this was a big accomplishment for Leia who used to start screaming the instant her carrier snapped into the base.  Both kiddos did great being in the car for 4 hours in one day.  It was fun seeing so many of my cousins that I had not seen in many years and of course getting to see my Grandparents, who I had not seen in almost a year.

Hannah finished up her Fall Blastball season on the 27th.  She really came a long way during the season.  She began by being totally freaked out by the squeaking first base and ended the season jumping as hard as she could on it to make it squeak as loud as possible.  Not sure what we’re going to do yet for the Spring but I have a feeling with her love for baseball that this will not be the end of her T-ball career.  Here is her official Blastball picture:

Go Marlins!

Oct. 25th was Hannah’s Halloween Dress-Up Day and Party at her preschool.  She was Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony.  My mom, Leia and I hung around with some of the other parents after we dropped her off at her class to wait and see her “trick or treat” in the lobby.  We had no idea that this “little” trick or treating was actually the entire staff of the church dressed up and they created themed areas for the kids to visit.  They had Wizard of Oz, Charlie Brown, Snow White, Shrek, Little Bo Peep (who was hilarious because it was a male), Cinderella and some more I am forgetting.  They really went all out and it was so fun to see all the kids in their costumes light up when they visited each area.  Here are some photos of the day before we left and at school:

On the yellow brick road.

Hannah says this is her “real pony” pose.

Hannah’s Class–her teachers are Fancy Nancy.

The weekend before Halloween we did what all good Texans do–go to a Pumpkin Patch and take pictures of course!  We went to the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch which I highly recommend.  It costs $5 to park and then everything else is free.  There are hay mazes, bounce houses, a big inflatable slide, a hay ride and tons of wooden cut-outs of characters kids love to take pictures beside.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our afternoon:

We also stopped by Sean’s work costume party and of course, Leia is in true form here:

So that sums up October!  I leave you with one final October photo of the girls that cracks me up: