learning colors

day 23 cherry cookies

When we make this again this year, I am picking up two big jars of cherries! Olivia LOVES them like I do. She kept eating one, placing one, eating one and placing one.  These are one of my top three favorite cookies I have made so far (the pineapple ones and hot cocoa are the
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day 21 gingerbread man

Gingerbread cookies are a favorite of one stepson. I was going to try this from scratch but the cost of ingredients was just nuts!  The ginger was like 18 dollars!  Not when I can get a cookie mix of it for like 66 cents after coupons and sales. So that is what we made! I
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Day 7: pineapple coconut cookies

I don’t know if I can say this Is my own recipe or not since it was one I made an attempt to put my new found cookie knowledge to the test.  I didn’t want all the cookies to be majorly unhealthy and I looked for ones that had flavors Olivia enjoyed (Abigail wasn’t eating
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Day 4 Chocolate Chip cookies!

Day four of our baking sweets for last years holiday celebrations was making Chocolate Chip Cookies! This was another recipe I made from the package. It was really easy and super fun! Olivia was definitely getting the hang of dumping ingredients into the bowl and then mixing. This one though, she didn’t want to put
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Day 2: Hot cocoa cookies

On our second day of cookie making my family made Hot Cocoa Cookies!  This recipe I used was on the back of a canister of plain mini marshmallows like those found in hot cocoa.  One of the stores here had them on sale for like 1 dollar and had coupons for 50 cents off the
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Nightmare Before Christmas Party

To kick off the holiday celebration last year we did a Nightmare before Christmas themed party. We invited everyone/whoever over to enjoy some treats, decorate some cakes,and play some cards!  I know my girls had a lot of fun even if Abby was cuddled or laying down among card piles.

Coloring the eggs

This was a lot of fun though a new experience!!! I’ve always colored eggs as a kid or an adult using the cups of colored water a person dips/dunks eggs into. The box set Jim and I picked up had little bags you drop the egg into, then poor a few drops of color on
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Black and White

“Mini Baby” for Livy. She really loves staring and watching my dog….  I think it just might be his coloring is easy for her to see. I read that babies can see bold/dark colors better than the pastels. So maybe the black/white contrast helps? I couldn’t find any black/white kid toys and then it hit
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