We actually made this craft during the Fudgelet’s “P” week at preschool. Totally unintentional. If it had been planned, I would have had him take it in to share. Basically we were browsing Pinterest for ideas as we sometimes do, and we came across this craft. He wanted to make it, but the Chiplet woke up not long after so that night after bedtime I took the time to draw the parts and have everything ready. We ended up not getting around to it for over a week because we did other things and the Chiplet was doing really awful sleep. We followed the basic guidelines from this website but worked in some of our own ideas too.
So, what has changed since last summer? Well, the Fudgelet has been in preschool which is a major change for us. I wasn’t sure how it would go but it has been great for him. Even though he knows most of what they are teaching, he isn’t bored and finds it fun. As of the time I am posting this, I will have had a conference with his teachers to hear about his progress. But, I am writing this ahead of that soooo I am hoping he has been good.
We were going to be going over one of the Fudgelet’s school friends’ houses and I wanted to bring a snack. My usual ideas wouldn’t work because the other boy has various allergies. Somehow I happened to think of cheese crackers. I hadn’t made them since I was dating K and still living in Maryland. The crackers tasted even better than I remembered and were worth the effort. But, as is the nature of toddlers, the other boy ended up not even having any. Haha! Ah well. The mom, Fudgelet, and I were big fans.
While on the internet I see lots of yummy recipes from cookbooks. For whatever reason, I used to rely more on reviews and finding some recipes online, then testing them before deciding to get a book. Recently I realized that I could get the books from the library and test them that way before deciding if I wanted to buy them. It might be that before I could never find the books I wanted and decided the library wasn’t the right place for me to test out cookbooks, but at my current library I can get them. Some of them I can even get online which is nice to pull up on my laptop or phone in the kitchen.
For 2017’s Thanksgiving I really wanted to make this. I had never made pumpkin pie and it seemed like it could be fun to try. Especially since I have such good luck with this cookbook and she made it sound so good. And that is all from someone who is indifferent to pumpkin pie. But then the Chiplet was born and making a pie wasn’t really something I was thinking of at that point. Especially when we ended up having a quiet Thanksgiving with only 3 of us eating it. So fast forward to this year. I liked that most of the parts could be done ahead and in sections. Also, the Fudgelet really wanted to try different traditional foods so I went full traditional.
To start out the year with my first post, it actually has no food in it. But, we need to warm our way up to that, I guess. I had some different activities I did with the Fudgelet during the Fall, and I want to make sure I share them for me to remember and maybe for anyone else interested.
I had already posted about the Chiplet turning 1 year old but I didn’t get a chance to share his pictures from his birthday or his party. So, as you recover from Christmas parties, let’s talk birthday parties!