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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Topic-Changing Thursdays: Maryland Summer 2019 (part 2)

If you were here last week, I posted about the first part of our Maryland trip. This post is going to be mostly about our beach trip.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: Maryland Summer 2019 (part 1)

This year we spent an extra amount of time in Maryland for the summer. There was a happy coincidence of my brother visiting with his family for a short bit followed by K’s cousin getting married, so we were able to stay for almost 3 weeks to bring the dates together. Basically, we had one week with seeing my brother’s family and other friends, then K went for almost a week to Portugal for the destination wedding while I took the kids with my dad and M to the beach, and then there was about a week after he got back when we let him get over jetlag while we said our final goodbyes to people for the summer.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Fudgelet’s 5th Birthday Party

After much ado, the Fudgelet’s 5th Birthday Party was here and it ended up better than I expected. I was worried with so many people coming, and so many activities, that maybe a lot could go wrong. Everyone made it who said they were coming, and the activities went well, too. Here is a little peek into what we did…

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Fudgelet is 5 Years Old!

If you want to, feel free to go back in time a bit…whether it is 1 year ago, 2 years ago, 3 years ago, or 4 years ago. Because now, we are at 5 years old! I do believe it a bit more, especially comparing the Fudgelet to the Chiplet. Sometimes I look at him and it’s a feeling of “whoa you really look so much older” and it is exciting that he is a kid and not a toddler or baby anymore.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Chiplet is 20 Months Old!

My last update felt a bit harsh on the Chiplet. Maybe it wasn’t, but I want to make sure I offer up all of the good things he can do now, too, besides the not awesome (sleep, throwing food, etc.).

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Friday Favorites 32

Today’s links are all recipes I have made versions of and I am still interested in these because of the reasons I list below.

The Fudgelet has grown in so many ways over this school year! Stay tuned for more about him next month when I write about his next birthday.

The Chiplet is really into snuggling his monkey stuffed animal. He gets to have him in his bed, and requests him other times, too.

  1. After seeing cashew butter/cream as a dairy replacement for lots of recipes, I need to get my hands on some cashews and make some recipes like this popsicle one.
  2. This recipe is not exactly new to me. My mother-in-law makes a version of this tomato and egg dish and we never quite match her quality. We don’t usually see it on Chinese restaurant menus but it is good and perfect at any meal of the day.
  3. Chocolate muffins are on my blog and I like the ones on here, but I am always interested in chocolate recipes, so I am interested in this other recipe for them.
  4. Again, this is another recipe that I have made a version of but I would like to try this seasoning combination for rotisserie-style chicken.
  5. Obviously I have made many chocolate cakes before, and this isn’t one specific recipe but a collection of ones I would like to try.