Chiplet Adventures (part 1): Letter B Week

After our trip to Maryland, I started doing more activities with the Chiplet in mind. The Fudgelet is happy to do the same activities even if they are easy for him. He always manages to enjoy this sort of stuff regardless, so I figured by starting with the Fudgelet around, it would help model some good behavior for the Chiplet. This is why we did some of our activities like coloring more rice, etc. So, the very first day that the Fudgelet went to Kindergarten, “school” started for the Chiplet.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: Dear Fudgelet, Part 8

Dear Fudgelet,

I am writing this the night before your first day of Kindergarten, and let me tell you that I am so anxious. I explained to you how you can be happy and sad at the same time to help prevent confusion if I get teary at the bus stop. Other than when I was at the hospital to have the Chiplet, this will be the longest we have been apart. You started to get a little sad-voiced tonight telling me that “we will still see each other some, it will be okay” which tells me that you might miss us too but I hope I’m wrong.

What have we been doing to prepare? We picked out your clothes (with heavy input from me) and I packed your lunch while making dinner. We are sticking with sandwiches for now to make sure you have enough time to eat it (only 20 minutes from the time you enter the cafeteria!). I slipped a note into your lunchbag for you to read since my parents used to do that for me. You will also get the traditional first day of school chocolate chip cookies when you come home. I was thinking of using chalk to write a message on the sidewalk/driveway tomorrow, but it has been raining and is supposed to continue tomorrow, so we shall see.

I also made a checklist that I taped near the door for us to look at each day. I’m so worried we will forget your lunch/water/jacket/etc. Typical first kid in school worries, I guess.

Together you and I decided to make one of those chalkboard signs that so many people do for the first days of school. We opted to make one instead of using a premade one because we wanted to pick everything on it. You wanted favorite song, favorite hobbies, and favorite food along with future career.

I am excited to see how you like Kindergarten and am hoping that my worries won’t carry over to you.

Love,

Mommy

 

Almond Milk Biscuits (not quite dairy-free)

I spent a decent amount of time trying to look for this recipe on here. I thought I had written it up, but I guess I was thinking of when I redid the liege waffle recipe for the Chiplet, too.

Hence the pictures aren’t great since I thought I had already done this…but I hadn’t, so here it is. And what is it?

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Chiplet is 22 Months Old!

Our second to last every other month update for the Chiplet because we have his 2 year update and that’s it for half a year. Speaking of, I am done doing updates for the Fudgelet on here. I might still post some pictures if we do activities/baking/etc. but none of the “he learned how to…” since we are kind of past that.

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IHOP Copycat Pancakes

When we were in Maryland this summer, we ate at lots of breakfast places and had lots of pancakes, waffles, etc. Well, my favorite waffles were actually at IHOP! I really liked how they had a touch of sweetness, but were so so so fluffy. I figured someone must have duplicated the recipe, and I was shocked to find that I could dump everything in a blender to get tasty pancakes!

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: Crafts and Adventures with Fudgelet and Chiplet

Once we came back from Maryland, I realized two things both related to the Fudgelet starting school in less than a month. One, he would not be around as much soon, so it was a good time to throw in some more random activities with them. And two, soon it would just be me staring at the Chiplet all day, so I needed to get the rust off of my toddler crafts/activities. By practicing with the Fudgelet around to help demonstrate proper behavior (most of the time), the Chiplet could be eased into the activities. Below are some activities for both kids or just for the Fudgelet. Some were supposed to be for just the Chiplet, but I’ve learned that the Fudgelet always joins in. Always.

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Za’atar Chicken with Tahini and Pine Nuts

Here we have a recipe that I made not that long ago, and I still had the tab open on my browser. When I refreshed the tab to look at it again, well, it’s gone! I tried searching for it and found a partial version of it, but it appears that the website is gone. This is not the exact one since I made changes, anyway, but I guess it doesn’t matter at this point.

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