Sunday, October 26, 2008

Yesterday we had a first birthday party for my 5th grandchild - Sweet William. He had a couple of bad weeks just after he was born and was in intensive care for several days. Now he is the picture of health and we are all thankful for that.

"Children are a gift from God." Psalm 127:3

Praise the name of God.

William's brothers enjoyed helping him open presents and helping him play with them.
William was overwhelmed but seemed to enjoy it all.

My 5 grandchildren are the sunshine of my life!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Whoooo its Boo!

Its a cool,damp day here so maybe some can use another Halloween craft for the wee ones.

How about Boo the owl.

Materials needed: brown construction, scraps of green and yellow construction, scissors and glue.

Directions: draw pattern, cut out, fold wings, glue on eyes and nose. If children are old enough let them do the cutting with children scissors.
It may be hard to read the sizes:
with brown paper
the 2 long edges are 8 3/4",
next edge to the left is 3 1/2" - there are 2 of these, opposite each other
next edge is 2 3/4" - there are 2 of these, opposite each other
the flat edge on top is 5 1/2"
also cut 2 - 2" eyes of green and 2 - 1" eye centers of yellow
1 triangle nose about 1" long and 5/8" wide that tapers to tip this is yellow

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I like the idea of eating healthy. It is not always easy to do but just look at an ingredient label on some of the packaged food and you may began to wonder "what is all that stuff?" Tonight I made some baked french fries. I wanted to get them kid tested but I don't think that my two grandsons who were at the table even tried them. (They are picky) My daughter-in-law and I both loved them. For those interested the recipe for 4 servings is:
Oven Fries
2 baking potatoes 1 tablespoon of olive oil salt
Preheat to 425 degrees.
Cut potatoes in half and then slice halves lengthwise into 3/4 inch strips by 1/2 inch. Toss with olive oil and salt. Place on a nonstick baking sheet in a single layer. Bake 30 minutes. Turn over with a spatula and bake the other side for 10-15 minutes. Fries should come up easily or cook a little longer. Remove with a spatula and serve

Olive oil is a healthy oil that has monounsaturated fat that is good for the heart.