The last days of summer vacation to be
What are you doing these days in
The grand~darlings and I are taking trips to the
library to check out
bags full of books to
Also, we took some time to
play with a large, felt board Mr. Potato Head.
we went upstairs to check out
the artwork that's
Some interesting discussions ensued after
viewing some of these pieces......
"Can people's brains really grow together?"
"Why don't they have shirts on, Gigi?"
"This is Mr. Grumpy Log Head."
"Gigi, did this one get the blue ribbon because the
birds are about to kiss or because it's standing on a hub cap?"
"These pretty flowers and the red flower
quilt make this the pretty part of
We also found a recipe for slime that we
decided to try out!
I will share it with you,
at the end of the post.
We mixed and stirred
and added glitter
until the slime was finally ready to stretch
and play with!
You can tell by the look on Hudson's face
that he is thinking his will break
at any minute!
The slime gets quite cold when you stretch it out
and then gather it up into
a ball again.
This is some fun stuff!
It keeps well in a lidded, plastic container.
As we were gearing up for a shopping trip
we had a fun snack of
cantaloupe with jello.
There's always room for jello!
One afternoon, I was visited by a
crime fighting ninja....
......Michelangelo cleared up all the
bad guys lurking in the kitchen and when danger was
.....he made sure the den was safe for
We even worked in a birthday before
our summer was to end.....
Make your own ice cream sundae,
and decorate a sugar cookie....
then sing a rousing chorus of
This frozen dessert is so good.
It's creamy, cold, sweet and pink!
It's also quite simple to make......
I'll share this recipe, too, at the end of the post!
Last but not least, in these final days
of summer vacation,
a litter of piggies were born!
This litter of Chester piggies is the
first of many litters we'll be having
here at Five Gables Farm.
They are so busy, squealing, soft, and
cute.....I try not to get too
attached to them because
they will be sold in the sale
my husband has in the fall.
We've had some fun this summer....
......and wrapped up the final days staying busy
with crafts, food, reading, laughing and
I hope you are enjoying
these days of August too,
If you are going back to the classroom as a student,
I wish you a wonderful year.
If you are going back to the classroom as a teacher,
I wish you a super, drama free, enjoyable year.
Please know I pray for you every day!
Thanks for stopping by
I appreciate you taking time to open this post
and spending time with me!
Until next time,
Recipe for slime-
1- 5 oz. bottle Elmer's Clear glue
1/2 cup liquid starch
Pout entire bottle of glue into a plastic bowl.
(I used a medium sized mixing bowl
with plenty of room to stir.)
Add glitter and/or confetti next
and stir well.
Add some of the liquid starch and stir.
The mixture will begin to stiffen up.
Keep slowly adding the starch and stirring.
When the mixture is too hard to stir,
place it on parchment paper and
Continue to add starch as you knead
until all the starch is added in.
One batch of our slime did not have as much glitter
as the grand wanted so we did add more after it was kneaded.
The glitter incorporated fine.
Frozen Cherry Delish!
1 can cherry pie filling
(any fruit pie filling will work)
1 can Eagle Brand milk
1 medium carton Cool Whip
Mix all the ingredients together.
Pour into a glass loaf pan.
Swirl and even out the top
with a spatula.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap.
Freeze for 5 hours or over night.
Take loaf pan out of the freezer
and remove the plastic wrap
about 20-30 minutes before serving.
Slice, serve, and
stand back and smile
at all the compliments you receive!
Have a copy of the recipe
ready to give out.....
People are going to ask you for it!