Monday, January 27, 2014

Outer Space & Poptarts

Recently, my girls have been showing an extra amount of interest in outer space, primarily Aidann. So, last Sunday when she was feeling a lil' under the weather, I took the opportunity to help her transform 1 of the huge boxes leftover from their new kitchen into a spaceship!

We used everything from foil, to styrafoam bowls, to the lids from water jugs, to an actual milk jug for her space helmet! Aidann was absolutely thrilled with the whole thing & kept coming up with great ideas for more things to add (I just had to figure out how to create each new idea she came up with lol). The other ladies were also thrilled with it when they got home, but trying to figure out how to make 3 other helmets without anymore milk jugs proved to be interesting lol.

In addition to making a spaceship, I also wanted to find some literature on space & what is the first book I came across, "How do you burp in space?". Funny title right? Sure to make lil' ladies giggle anyway. It is a fun book that has a lot of random information about how astronauts train, what they eat, what they pack, & so forth. It is kind of in a guide format for kiddos who think they would like to visit space someday. The kids loved it & kept asking me to read more (Its 80 pages people, lol). Their favorite page of course was the 1 that explains how astronauts use the bathroom, lol. Of course! I definitely recommend this book & building a rocket, just add in some information about planets & maybe build a mini model & you have got yourself a mini unit on space!

Now, on to poptarts! I am always looking for fun new foods to try with the kids & it is definitely a huge bonus when it is something they can participate in making. Well, our lil' Rosie fell asleep randomly in the middle of the day & so I decided it was a good opportunity to take on a new mini cooking project with the older 2 ladies (although, Addie was sure she would be a huge help in this task & wanted to join in). I am all for finding quick, easy, & not-so-processed breakfasts with 5 kiddos on those mornings where you have to get out quick & so I was super excited when I came across "make your own poptarts" on the internet.

Since it was my first time making these things & "free-time" is somewhat scarce these days, I took the easy way out & bought pie crusts as apposed to making my own (which I shall attempt next time when I am not cooking with preschoolers, lol). The recipe is SO easy & you can get creative on what you want to put into your poptarts. The girls had a blast doing it, they are obsessed with flour, & asked if we can make more again soon! I am officially SOLD! So many different filling options, they don't have to be all sugary like the real ones. Try them.

If you don't feel like looking it up on pinterest, homemade poptarts

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-M&M Momma

P.S. Sunday Funday Fashion Pics are up.




Working on her skating skills

My lil' chef!
Didn't have the heart to tell
her that her leotard was upside-down

All done!

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