Our Free Trip to the Zoo!

Our local library has a DVD that is a sort of advertisement/infomercial for our city’s zoo. If you check out this DVD and then return it (whether you watch or not, and I doubt most people do), you get a…

Our Family’s Favorite Cake Recipe

cake

There’s a funny story about the name of this recipe. Over a decade ago, we were at my in-laws house and my mother-in-law served us “Mexican Wedding Cake,” a super-moist pineapple cake with cream cheese frosting and walnuts. The cake…

Fun With Kinetic Sand!

Fun with Kinetic sand

My two younger children, Rebecca (age 12) and Benjamin (age 9) bought something called “Kinetic Sand” at Michael’s a few weeks ago. I like the Kinetic Sand because I always enjoy when they do something creative, and it isn’t very…

Stuffed Animals with BIG Eyes

Adorable Stuffed Animals with big eyes

  Stuffed animal with big eyes seem to be particular adorable. We’re big stuffed animal fans around here. For many years, it seemed like they¬†were members of our family. Lammie would often have conversations with me, called me “Gwamma.” Woofie…