Building Rainbows

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween from our three ring circus. Clowns Lizzy and Bella, Mike as the knife thrower, and Nydia the ring leader.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

1st Time Trick or Treating!

After Lizzy got her costume on she was surprised with her trick or treat bag

Then, we headed to the park to trick or treat

Lizzy had lots of fun! She kept looking in her bag and letting us know how many treats she had. She also let us know she likes trick or treating

After some trick or treating we headed home. Lizzy got her pajamas on and then looked through all the treats she got. She picked a treat to eat that night and saved the rest for later. I would say she had a great time trick or treating for the 1st time.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Muffin Tin Meals

Lizzy eats pretty well but she eats even better when she can dip something, and has snack like meals she eat a little here and there from. I noticed muffin tin meals are pretty popular with toddlers so I thought we'd try it. Basically you fill each cup with something different and I think this is appealing to toddlers. We tried a muffin tin meal with chili, different kinds of crackers, and pumpkin bread. Lizzy ate a little bit here and there. I think I will try this again sometime.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Reading Books

Lizzy is developing quite and imagination. Lizzy sat her ghost and bat in rocking chairs with Halloween books to read.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Movie Night

13 days of Halloween Countdown Calendar

Movie Night! Halloween popcorn and a movie!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin carving 2011.

This year we used a pumpkin gutter to quickly and easily gut the pumpkin. This seemed to work well. You can see from gutted pumpkin. The pumpkin gutter is just an add on you can attach to you drill.

Lizzy didn't mind the touching the slimy pumpkin or the pumkin guts.

We carved a simple traditional pumpkin face like the ones Lizzy is use to seeing in her Halloween books. We slathered the pumpkin in vaseline so it will keep and used electric tea light candles for safety.

Lizzy really likes her carved pumpkin.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Caramel Apples

Lizzy had her first caramel apple this year! Lizzy helped wash the apples. We melted the caramels in the crockpot and dipped the apples but for some reason the caramel didn't stay on these apples so we had to re dip them in a different kind of caramel. Lizzy got real messy and sticky eating her caramel apple.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Feeding Ducks

We took Lizzy to go feed ducks. At first Lizzy got scared because she was bombarded by ducks and as she was backing up she stepped on a duck and fell on the duck. Lizzy cried and was scared for a little bit. One of the ducks bit my finger on accident. So to prevent anymore problems we fed the duck from a bench where they couldn't get us. Lizzy really enjoyed feeding the ducks from the bench.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mummy Hotdogs

Lizzy helped prepare mummy hotdogs. We used turkey dogs, pillsbury cresent rolls, and mustard for the eyes. I think Lizzy liked them because she ate 2!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fire Station Open House

For Fire Safety Month the Friendswood Fire Station had their annual open house. Last year we didn't go but this year Lizzy was very interested in going. Lizzy got to ride in a fire truck and use the fire hose!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween Goop Recipe

Like homemade play dough, homemade goop is really easy to make, cheap, and entertaining for kids.

Basic Ingredients Include:

1/2 Cup Cornstrach

1/4 Cup Water

Bowl and Food Coloring

Lizzy playing with slimy Halloween goop:

Monday, October 17, 2011

Apple Prints

Last year we stamped apples onto aprons we worn on Thanksgiving. This year we did this activity again only we stamped onto paper to make cards. Last year I used a plastic knife as the handle to the apple, this year I cut out a handle right on the apple. This worked out soooo much better.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Crafts

Lizzy helped make Halloween photo frames to give away to family with her Halloween picture in it.