Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Spread peanut butter onto washed and drained celery stalks. Top with raisins. For children who are allergic to peanuts, try using cream cheese or processed cheese spread in place of the peanut butter.
black or chocolate licorice twists
fudge sandwich cookies
red cinnamon candies
Cut licorice in half. Remove the top of each sandwich cookie; press 8 licorice pieces into the fudge center to resemble spider legs. Spread a little chocolate frosting over the licorice; replace cookie tops. Frost the tops of the spider cookies with frosting. Place red cinnamon candies on top for eyes.
crunchy chow mein noodles
muenster cheese (or other soft block cheese)
Cut cheese into 2" x 1" rectangular blocks. Gently insert three chow mein noodles on each side of cheese block for legs. Using two broken chow mein noodles, insert into "head" as antennae.
Note: Cheddar makes a bright and colorful beetle, but can be very frustrating for little fingers as the cheese is a bit too hard to press the noodles into without breaking. Use softer cheese such as Gouda, Havarti, Monterrey jack, or even Mozzarella.
Peanut Butter Caterpillars
chow mein noodles
Peel and slice a banana. Join the slices together by "gluing" them with peanut butter. Carefully poke two chow mein noodles (or break a pretzel stick in half to make two pieces) through the top of the grape. Use more peanut butter to attach the head (grape) to the front of the body, with antennae (chow mein noodles) pointing up.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
2. You can start by briefing your "crafters" on body proportions. If nothing else, I like to have them see that people don't have arms that come out of their neck and legs that come out of their pelvis. People have shoulders and hip bones which make arms and legs spread apart, not stick together like in most stick people drawings.
3. Show the your "crafters" how to start with round-ish shapes to make a head, straight spaghetti to make the arms and spine and legs, and the curly shapes to make a rib cage.
4. Once the pasta has been arranged on heavy paper, lift each item up and glue in place.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
1 package hot dogs (We love Nathans)
2. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
3. Place dots of mustard and poppy seeds for eyes.
Mini Mummy Dogs: Use 1 package (16 ounces) mini hot dogs instead of regular hot dogs. Cut each breadstick strip into 3 pieces. Cut each piece in half lengthwise. Using 1 strip of dough for each, wrap and bake mini hot dogs as directed above.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Prepare sandwich for grilled cheese (two pieces of bread with cheese in middle).
Cut with pumpkin cookie cutter and grill.
Garnish. Green Olives with stuffed Pimento -- cut into slices for eyes.
Cut end of Green Olive for the nose.
A pickle sliver for the mouth.
Parsley for the hair.
Monday, October 20, 2008
You will need:
12 or 18 egg cardboard egg carton
2 twigs that look like miniature trees
3 cotton balls
small piece of white paper or cardstock
popsicle or craft stick
acrylic craft paint in white, black and green
black fine tip marker
hot glue gun or white craft glue
What you do:
Place egg carton upside down on work surface.
Mix together some white and black paint to make gray. Paint all but five of the egg cups with the gray paint. Set aside to dry.
While paint on gravestones is drying, paint the popsicle stick with black paint. Let dry then repeat on the other side.
On white paper or cardstock, write the words "Ghosts in the Graveyard" to create a sign. Use scissors to trim into a rectangle. Glue to the end of the black popsicle stick.
Paint the remaining egg cups with white paint and let dry.
Paint the edges and outer flap of the carton with green paint, let dry.
When paint has dried, use the black marker to add words to the gravestones such as "R.I.P." or "Here Lies My Feet". We also added years on our headstones. Add faces to the ghosts as well.
Use a pen to poke a hole in between two egg cups in the back row. Put some hot glue on the end of one of the twigs and insert into the hole. Repeat this process on the right side of the graveyard as well.
Poke another hole somewhere in the middle, add hot glue to the end of the black popsicle stick and insert the sign.
Gently pull apart 3 cotton balls. Glue the cotton around the edge of the graveyard, inserting some in between rows and around the sign.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
If you go to the following url you can watch it in high quality...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=757IGfx5D9U
Saturday, October 18, 2008
1 cup salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup water
orange acrylic paint
Gold glitter paint
2 green toothpicks, broken or cut in half
Preheat oven to 250 F. Mix together, salt, flour, and water until a dough is formed. Knead the dough on a floured surface until the mixture is elastic and smooth. If dough is too sticky, sprinkle with flour, continue to do so until stickiness is gone. BE CAREFUL. Do not add too much flour, this will dry out the dough and will cause it to crack before you get a chance to bake it.
Roll dough in your hands to form different sized balls. Line them up on a cookie sheet, touching each other so that they will be one piece after baking. Use a toothpick to draw lines on the pumpkins.
Insert toothpick halves, point size down, into the top center of the pumpkin to create the stem. Be sure to do this step BEFORE baking.
Bake for approximately 2 - 2.5 hours. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. For best results, allow to cool and dry overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
Paint pumpkins with two coats of orange paint, allowing to dry in between coats. When dry, paint with a coat of gold glitter paint or glitter glue. Let dry. ENJOY!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
My Darling HUSBAND
1. What is his name? Ryan Russell Cundick
2. Who eats more? depends on what it is...
3. Who said I love you first? defiantly me :)
4. Who is taller? Ryan
5. Who is smarter? Seriously, me but really he is very smart
6. Who is more sensitive? me
7. Who does the laundry? me
8. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? both of us, think about it
9. Who pays the bills? he does
10. Who cooks more? me
11. What meals do you cook together? none
12. Who is more stubborn? Ryan
13. Who is the first to admit they're wrong? me
14. Who has more siblings? ME = 6 Ryan = 1
15. Who wears the pants in the relationship? me
16. What do you like to do together? golf, which we haven't done in years, go shopping together, have family movie nights, go to dinner and hang out with the boys :)
17. Who eats more sweets? me
18. Guilty pleasures? ????
19. How did you meet? High School, 3rd period
20. Who asked who out first? he did, he asked me to Prom
21. Who kissed who first? I kissed him first :)
22. Who proposed? He did once and I did once...long story :)
23. His best features? his beautiful baby blue eyes and his smile
24. What is his greatest quality? Ryan works very hard away from home so I can stay home with our boys. He is always striving to provide the best for his family.
25. Tag? Lisa, Michelle, Nancy
Thanks Amy, now you all know a bit more about my dh. I can't imagine my life without him :) It isn't always easy but nothing worth anything in life comes easily!!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Yesterday started out just like every other Saturday and by dusk we were all exhausted. But yesterday wasn't the normal run the boys to soccer and football we added a trip to PCMC.
We started the day bright and early gathering gloves, hand warmers, blanket, coats and layering thermal underwear under the boys uniforms...it was projected to be cold and snowy. We packed up the car and headed out one man short, Ryan was gone this weekend at a conference in California so it was just me and the boys. I dropped off Jackson 1st so he could practice with his team before the game and then headed to the soccer field. It dawned on me that I had forgotten the game ball for football and rushed home to get it.
We made it to Ayden's game with 10 minutes to spare and I dropped Ayden off and headed back to the football field to drop off the tent and the so important game ball. I pack Landon in the stroller with a warm blanket and snacks and headed to Ayden's soccer game. It was cold but Ayden was playing great, he stayed right with the ball and got a goal, and the next quarter he played goalie.
We headed over to Jackson game and it was almost half and it was starting to snow. We were on defense and I cheered for the boys hoping that Jackson would see that I was there, I don't think he did. On our next offensive play Huddy ran the ball and then I saw Jackson was in the quarterback position and I knew he would be running the ball. The ball was hiked high but he jumped up to catch it and took off on the far side of the field. I saw the tackle through the mist of snow and players and it was hard. Jackson fell to the ground with some other players. The pile broke up but one player wasn't getting up, who was it I asked?? OMG, it was Jackson he was curled up on the ball not moving, not an inch. His coaches started yelling "Nelson, Nelson" over and over again until Marcroft and Nelson two doctors on our team rushed to his side along with the field EMT. I was crying and completely panicked wanting to rush to his side. Finally one of the coaches yelled for me and I ran to his side...he was just dazed and was crying and complaining that his stomach hurt. He had been unconscious and he wasn't breathing that whole time. After about 5 minutes his coach carried him off the field. He was extremely nauseous, crying and in pain. After about a minute he passed out again and that is when I panicked and Nelson told me that he need to go to the hospital. I was just going to take him myself but someone had called an ambulance and suggested that if he passed out again that this would be the best.
They gave him oxygen in the ambulance because his limbs were tingly and that usually indicates not enough oxygen. Jackson was scared and his stomach hurt. At PCMC he had a CT SCAN (he hated it, he said it felt like he was going in a spaceship), EKG, lots of blood work, an IV (they had to poke him twice and every time a nurse or doctor came in he asked them to take it out) and X rays. He hated all the tests and just wanted to go home. When all was said and done 5 hours later, they concluded that he had bruised his small intestines and they are swollen and very tender. This is probably due to the force in which he fell on the ball. They couldn't explain why he passed out just said it was probably from pain and the hard hit. Jackson will be resting at home for a couple for days and was so thankful for all the calls and texts wishing him well.
He was so happy to hear that his team won 23-0 and looks forward to seeing them soon. I am so thankful for everyone that helped me during this scary time at the field. With Ryan being gone I was at a loss and all the support that came pouring in was awesome, we are truly blessed to be on such a great team with THE BEST COACHES, PLAYERS and PARENTS!!As to be expected, Jackson is wary of playing again and we will just have to let him heal and go at his own pace. He has wanted to play football since he could walk and loves the game but not getting hurt. He loves all his coaches and his team and has had a great time this season. We have been so fortunate to be on such a wonderful team and to have meet such great friends. We are so thankful that Jackson is ok and hope he will have a speedy recovery.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I would share some of my favorite "witch" movies with you. If you can find them for rent or to buy they are defiantly worth the watch!!
Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: ‘Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Jackson's team played a great game...he had 2 touchdowns and his team won 37 to 0!! It was a fun game to watch and all the boys did a great job and had a lot of fun despite the cold and rain. Way to go Ayden and Jackson!!!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.
At other times they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare,
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.