Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cooking with Kids

Kyler and I took a free cooking with kids class. OHMShosts some free community cooking classes all the ask for is some donated food goods for the local food pantry. Our class was Healthy Snacks for after school.

Kyler seemed to enjoy it even if it was mostly prep work.

We made 4 out of the 5 Snacks they shared with the class.

8 oz low fat cream cheese, room temperature
½ cup low fat sour cream
½ teaspoon garlic salt
sandwich bread, flattened with a rolling pin
carrots, cut into ¼ inch sticks
cucumbers, cut into ¼ inch sticks

Mix together cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic salt. Spread mixture on each piece of bread to lightly coat one side. Place a few pieces of carrot and cucumber at one end of each slice of bread. Roll up and press gently to seal. Cut crosswise into one inch thick slices.

graham crackers
peanut butter
thinly sliced apples

Spread each graham cracker with enough peanut butter to evenly coat. Top half of graham crackers with apple slices. Drizzle apples with a little honey. Top with another graham cracker, peanut butter side down.

fat free cottage cheese
low fat ranch dressing
mini rice cakes

Mix together cottage cheese and ranch dressing to taste. Put a small scoop of filling between two mini rice cakes. Try using different flavors of rice cakes (white cheddar would be good). Finely chopped fresh veggies (like broccoli, carrots, celery, bell peppers…) can be added to the cottage cheese.

low fat cream cheese, room temperature
mini pretzels
dried apricots
mini chocolate chips

Place softened cream cheese in a zip lock bag and cut one of the corners (just a small opening). Squeeze a little out onto a dried apricot. Use the cream cheese as glue to attach a small pretzel (see demonstration). Turn over. Squeeze out a small amount of cream cheese for an eye and place a mini chocolate chip in the center.

2 cups low fat vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
½ cup finely chopped almonds
Assorted fresh fruit (strawberries, apple slices, banana slices, grapes, pear slices, blueberries on toothpicks...)

Mix together yogurt, honey, and almonds. Serve with fresh fruit.

Kyler's favorite was the Fruit with Yogurt dip. Mine was the yummy cream cheese dip made for the veggie Sushi sandwiches.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A tour of the lllnios Valley ...

Dan drug me to the snow yesterday. He had been trying to go all winter but for one reason or another we couldn't go. So now in almost the middle of April we made it.

We tried out a new to us sledding spot on Page Mountain in Cave Junction/Takilma area. We usually go to Union Creek. It was nice they had nice log buildings to hang out in and there were only 4 other family's up there the entire time we were there.They even have bigger cabin building at the bottom with a wood stove.

Kyler tired out his Snowboard that Dan got him, we all took turns going down the hill on the sled and of course threw a lot of snow balls. I took a whole lot of pictures....

Needless to say we were a little pooped.

So we headed into Cave Junction and ate at Taylor's Sausage, mmmmm..... yummy.... While were there I was looking at a pamphlet on the table and found a Scrapbook store listed. My lovely husband let me go and check it out while they waited in the car.

Then we stopped at a Burl Store.
There was a ton of stuff to look at outside and the items inside were so interesting and beautiful.
The last stop was Lake Selmac where Dan took Kyler to the park while I looked at my new scrapbook goodies.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


It finally fell out on Thursday at Jay's house. The tooth behind it is already making its way up and forward. He put the tooth under his pillow that night and the tooth fairy left a glitter trail from his window to his bed. And for that first tooth he got a whopping 5 dollars. That won't be the standard price for the rest of them but this one was special. The money is already in his piggy bank for LegoLand.

Friday, April 09, 2010


I'm supposed to list 10 things that make me happy, 5 pieces of trivia about myself, and pass this along to five fellow bloggers to continue on the blog chain.

10 Things that make me HAPPY (not in any particular order or a complete list)
1. Paper
2. traveling
3. Dan working on the Scrappy Room
4. When the house is clean
5. naps
6. When I don't have to cook
7. blog comments :)
8. Kyler and his daily giggles that he brings
9. walking barefoot
10. that looks that my husband still give me after almost 13 years of being together

5 pieces of Trivia about myself (that you may or may not already know)
1. I died once.
2. I don't really like to be outside but I love to eat outside.
3. I am addicted to my iPod
4. I am a messy person
5. I used to be able to recite most of the movie Wayne's World

5 Lucky Ducks to carry on the chain
1. Lori
2. Pia
3. Fia
4. Val
5. Renee

A few pictures from Easter Sunday...

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Pictures of Kyler

This is Kyler's wiggly tooth. Last Wednesday when Dan was flossing Kyler he noticed that this one was very wiggly. Sure enough he has another tooth coming in behind this one. This little tooth is still hanging in there.

Then on Thursday night Kyler got mail from Grandma and Grandpa for Easter. The boy loves getting mail.
Then of course we dyed eggs on Saturday...

I know not the best picture of us but believe it or not this was the best one out of the 10 Dan took.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

The boy...

Kyler is watching the Lego Universe Trailer...

I say "Lego Universe again?"

Kyler says "That's what I talking about baby!"