Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Red, White & Blue

Vann and I are learning about the USA this week.  We just started this program called Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God's World that's pretty cool.  It was put together by a mom who homeschools.  She's got a great website full of helpful information...confessionsofahomeschooler.com.  Anyhow, you study a different country every week.  So far this week, we've talked about the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the United States Flag, and Washington, D.C.  So, we're learning about lots of fun stuff!  The mom who made this program also made one called Expedition Earth: Discovering God's Animals so, every week we learn about 6 different animals that live in each country.  By the end of our trip around Earth we'll have talked about over 180 animals!  

Anyhow, we learned all about the flag today.  So, of course our snack had to be flag related...

How fun are those flags?!

It's super easy.  All you need is graham crackers, marshmallows, strawberries and blueberries or raisins.  We used raisins since I was out of blueberries.  Just melt like two marshmallows in the microwave for 10 seconds.  Then spread the sticky mixture onto a graham cracker and top with your fruit.  A fun, semi-healthy snack for the kids!  And let me tell ya...they LOVED it!  I mean what's not to love?!  

Chaycers trying to figure out how to take a bite
Vann enjoying the last of his fun flag

We had another fun treat today too.  Dried apples.  What's fun about that you ask?  Well we made them...in the oven...and it was super easy!  The best part...the kids ate them up!  Oh and the other great part...the house smelled awesome all day!  

Our preschool theme this week is apples, hence the dried apples.  Well, we ran out of soap today at the kitchen sink so, I asked Vann to go grab another bottle...it just happened to be an apple scent from Bath and Body Works.   He was like, 'Mom, did you buy this to go with our theme this week?!'  Me, 'Umm no, but how cool that it fits right in!'  Oh and we had apple syrup on our pancakes this morning.  We've been all about apples today!  

So, I'm a little sad that my baby boy is going to turn 3 this weekend.  It's so bittersweet.  I'm happy he's learning and growing and healthy and amazing and all of that.  But I'm sad that my baby is no longer a baby.  *big exhale*  But that's what happens...they grow up.  And soon he'll be learning to drive and leaving for college.  I know, I know, that's years away, but still...my baby is growing up.  

And don't worry, we'll be having this same talk when my little Vann has a birthday.  I can't even bring myself to say how old he is gonna be.  Seriously, why does it go so fast?!  I'm just so grateful that I get to stay home with them.  And even though we have our days...I love it and I wouldn't change it for the world!  


  1. Mmmm...that does look like a good snack! Happy Birthday to your soon to be 3yo! Where does time go?!

  2. What a great idea for a sweet treat!


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