I have some MAJOR respect for teachers. A class full of 4 year olds is not for the faint of heart. Penny is about to finish Junior Kindergarten and seeing how much she has grown personally and how much she has learned this year is a true testament to the dedication and hard work of her teachers. We could not be more grateful for the people who dedicate their lives to the education and personal growth of young people.
Earlier this week we did a Disney for Dinner-Hercules night where we dined on some chicken souvlaki and I made a quick greek quinoa salad. I went into it with no plan but it ended up being delicious and we have made it again since. I thought with the hot summer days coming, this would be a nice cold salad recipe to share for BBQ season. It also holds up nice in the fridge so you can make a lot and eat it over a couple of days.
This month for our Disney for Dinner we chose Hercules. I had grand plans to set a themed table and make a dessert from scratch but with all of the projects we have going on around the house and school a quick barbecue and salad was all that came together. You win some, you lose some!
It is not lost on that that my blog pictures are less than “bloggable”! They tend to be a touch blurry, weird and inconsistent colours and lots of reflection. To my defence, I take most of my craft photos late at night after the kids have gone to bed and I have caught up on some cleaning.
One of our favourite rides at Disney World is the Mad Tea Party. It is a nostalgic ride for me and for Penny, it’s fast and spins. Recipe for major excitement. Have you ever looked close at the teacup designs? I think they are pretty fun and also really easy to recreate.
I am still in full Moana party planning mode over in these parts! Invitations are going out in about a week, my Kakamora are done and I have a plan for some Tamatoa cupcakes.
I wanted to add some girly flowers to the party room to keep things bright and tropical and some super simple tissue paper flowers will fit the bill perfectly.
We are less than a year into being parents of a child with diagnosed severe food allergies, but like most parents who have kids with anaphylaxis, we have known well before diagnosis. Usually that means a strong family history of food allergies or your child has had a severe reaction in the past. We fall into the latter category when we were encouraged to give Ethan peanut butter at 6 to 8 months.
Mother’s Day is this weekend and I am late getting something together for 2 super special ladies in our life. Running late seems to be the theme of my life lately!
I thought a homemade keepsake would be nice to give Nana and Grandma this year and since I am on a big decorative plate kick right now, I decided the kiddos could design their own. This project is fairly simple yet has the potential to be a complete train-wreck if your kids can’t be trusted with a paint pen. My kids are not to be trusted with paint pens.. like ever… so I was watching like a hawk.
Have you ever thought about what you would need if you were required to leave your home in an emergency and not return for several days? Do you have what you need? Do you have the time to pack it all up and leave in time? Do you have a plan? Today is the beginning of Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada. Every year Public Safety Canada spends the first full week of may brining awareness to Canadians about the potential dangers and risks in their area and encourages families to become familiar with those risks, make a plan and get an emergency kit prepared.