Just Horsing around…

Today we started the letter Hh.  We learned about horses with a cute little chant about horses trotting.   We read the book “The Wild Little Horse” by Rita Gray.  This is a wonderful book that has a nice rhyming text and beautiful illustrations.  The we made horses out of cut out shapes.  It was a great way to start the week.

Clippity Clop

Clippity, clippity, clippity clop.

This is the way the horses trot.

Clippity, clippity, clippity clop.

Faster, faster, faster,

Until you….

Drop!

the wild little horse

The Wild Little Horse by Rita Gray

horse preschool craft

Making our horses, adding the eyes

horse preschool craft

Adding the mane to the horses

horse craft

The finished horses!

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Fall is in the air…with Apple Pie Pancakes!

Today my husband surprised me and made my favorite meal of the day….breakfast!  He found a recipe,  improved it by making a few substitutions and adding more flavor and made it his own.  He created Apple Pie Pancakes and they were yummy!  They were so fluffy and full of the wonderful flavors of fall.

Apple Pie Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups almond milk You can use any milk, we prefer almond or soy.
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick)  butter, melted We like using the vegan butter, Earth Balance.
  • 2 cup diced apples
  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2  teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine butter, egg, milk and apple. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, spices and sugar. Stir flour mixture into apple mixture, just until combined.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides.  Top with additional diced apples sprinkled with cinnamon and serve with pure maple syrup.
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    The thick, yummy batter

    apple pie pancakes

    The spiced up apples to add on top of the finished pancakes.

    apple pie pancakes

    Since the batter was thick they stayed a nice shape in the pan

    apple pie pancakes

    Apple Pie Pancakes

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Costumes of Halloween Past….

Since my children no longer want home made Halloween costumes, I thought I would get nostalgic and take a look back at all of the costumes I had made over the years.  It was a lot of fun finding and looking at these pictures.  As I went back in time Annabelle and Sam got younger and it made me miss them as babies and made me realize how fast the time does go!  Maybe next year I can convince them to let me make their costumes….maybe!

flower costume

Annabelle's 2nd Halloween, I made this flower costume out of felt.

flower costume

Annabelle's 2nd Halloween as a flower

 '50's girl costume

Annabelle's 3rd Halloween as a '50's girl, again I used felt for the skirt, ribbon and an iron on poodle

mermaid costume

Annabelle's 4th Halloween as a mermaid, she was so into mermaids when she was little!

mermaid costume

I think this is my favorite!

peacock costume

Annabelle as a peacock! This was so much fun to make and I loved painting her face too! Or maybe this is my favorite!

cowboy and indian costumes

Annabelle and Sam as Cowboy and Indian! I sprayed Annabelle's hair black for this one!

princess and the pea

Annabelle went as The Princess and the Pea for her Kindergarten Fairy Tale Parade

flamingo costume

Last year Annabelle was a flamingo!

gold fish costume

And Sam was a goldfish! I used a TON of cupcake liners and hot glue for this costume and I remember I had a really hard time finding gold and yellow. But it turned out so cute!

tree costume

And me as the tree top from Rock A Bye Baby at my preschool's Mother Goose Parade 2011

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