Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Costumes are made and the desserts are done.
All I have left to do is carve the jack-o-lantern and let the fun begin.
Have a safe and wonderful Halloween!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Books and Smiles for Haiti #2

The books are coming in!  Thank you to our generous children's book
community for sending the amazing books for Books and Smiles for Haiti.
Please drop me an email if you would like to join us in sharing 
your wonderful stories with the children of Haiti.

Thank you author/illustrator Salina Yoon for sending thirty 
of your plushie, sparkly, novelty titles for the youngest readers.

Thank you author Danna Smith for the wonderful picture books.

Thank you author Uma Krishnaswami for your beautiful stories.

Thank you Ronnie Ann Herman of Herman Agency 
for this great collection of titles.

Thank you author Alison Formento for sending your fun counting books.

Thank you Nanci Moklak for the wonderful selection of books.

More books are on the way, and we are thankful for the generous donations.
Join our Facebook group page to stay updated.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Celebrating with Fire Trucks!

Finally, a boy themed party!  I really enjoyed making these cupcakes for 
my twin newphews' birthday; A nice change from the usual fairies,
princesses and mermaid themes my girls prefer.

The fire trucks were piped using melted chocolate wafers.
I suggest piping each color one at a time, since chocolate cools quickly.
Pipe first with red, then brown, and finish with yellow.

Our parties are never complete without my daughter's usual book-card!

Can you tell this birthday boy enjoyed his fire truck?  Yum!

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Round-Up of Fun Shapes Activities!

I love seeing creative, clever ways for kids to explore shapes.
This Reading Mama has nicely tied-in fun learning 
with shape pictures and writing.

Swing by her amazing blog and check out the activities and details.

Over at Creative Connections for Kids, this wonderful blogger 
rounded-up a great collection of playful shape ideas.  
I enjoyed discovering new ways to introduce shapes. 

Visit Creative Connections for Kids for the many 
play-and-learn shape ideas shared by creative bloggers.

How cute is this little fella?  I was tickled with the adorable 
pictures and sweet write-up by The Eyes of a Boy.  
I'm so thankful for our wonderful children's community and their 
kind efforts to spread the love and enrich our youngest readers.

Many thanks to the lovely bloggers for checking out Away We Go! and 
sharing their wonderful creative ideas!

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and Away We Go! Activities by Toddler Approved!