Did you all see the super moon last month? I know we were out looking skyward and to be perfectly honest the moon didnt look much different than what it usually is.
Its the moon that dictates the date that Easter falls on. It is something like the first Sunday after the first full moon after the 21st of March - something like that anyway!
What do you do to celebrate Easter? Do you celebrate Easter at all?
My family and the family next door always has a giant Easter egg hunt. We have a fair amount of ground between the two houses so we pool our easter eggs and hide them all over out side for the children to find. We do the 'ready steady go' thing and the kids have a great time hunting eggs.
This month's Get-To-Know-You question is - Do you have anything growing in your garden or yard just now, if so what? All hosts please answer this in the Community Leaders board so that we know you are here.
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April 1 - April Fool's Day, One Cent Day
April 2 - International Children's Book Day
April 3 - Find A Rainbow Day
April 5 - National Read a Road Map Day
April 7 - World Health Day, No Housework Day
April 10 - National Sibling Day, Encourage a Young Writer Day
April 15 - Income Tax Day
April 17 - Palm Sunday
April 18 - Pet Owners Day
April 19 - Passover begins at Sundown, Humorous Day
April 21 - Kindergarten Day
April 22 - Earth Day, National Jellybean Day, Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day
April 23 - Home Run Day
April 24 - Easter, Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day
April 25 - Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand), World Penguin Day
April 26 - Hug a Friend Day, National Pretzel Day
April 27 - Administrative Professionals/Secretary Day, Tell a Story Day
April 28 - Take our Daughters and Sons To Work Day
April 29 - Arbor Day, Zipper Day
April 30 - National Honesty Day
Astronomy Week (1st week)
Week of the Young Child (1st week)
National Library Week (2nd week)
National Wildlife Week (3rd week)
Autism Awareness Month
International Guitar Month
Keep America Beautiful Month
Math Education Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Frog Month
National Humor Month
National Garden Month
National Poetry Month (Also visit TTC Poetry Unit)
Stress Awareness Month
National Turn Off the TV and Read Month
National School Library Media Month
National Youth Sports Safety Month
There's no better time than now, during the height of picking season, to celebrate the great taste of fresh strawberries. It takes only a couple of minutes to turn a pint of them into a festive, mouthwatering treat for the whole family.
* 1 pint fresh strawberries
* 1/4 cup colored sugar
* 4 ounces softened cream cheese
* 2 teaspoons confectioners sugar
* 4 teaspoons milk
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Wash the whole berries and pat them dry with a paper towel. Fill a shallow bowl with colored sugar (you can buy this at the grocery store or mix your own by stirring two drops of food coloring into 1/4 cup of sugar).
2. In a mixing bowl, blend the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla extract with a fork until smooth and creamy. Add more milk if needed to achieve the desired consistency.
3. Holding the berries by their stems, your kids can dip them into the cream cheese mixture, roll them in the sugar, and enjoy.
Until we figure out where missing socks actually go when they vanish from our laundry baskets, here's a way to get some use from the singleton left behind.
* Spoon or funnel
* Dried lentils
* Child's sock
* Rubber band
* White pom-pom or cotton ball
* Tacky glue
1. To make your own bunny beanbag, use a spoon or a funnel to add dried lentils to a child's sock, filling it up just past the heel. Close the sock with a tightly looped rubber band.
2. To create the head and neck, tie a ribbon around the sock just below the heel.
3. Use scissors to cut the sock's cuff into two ears, rounding the edges to give them the right shape.
4. Cut a nose, teeth, and eyes from felt. Attach the facial features and a white pom-pom or cotton ball tail with tacky glue.
Each month, the Scrapbooking Forum will be having a challenge that is open to everyone. Just visit the board here
the first few days of the month to grab the free kit or template and show us how talented you are! The board host, MomsLilGal03, Heather, is going to be posting lots of freebies each month, so check in regularly. The winner of the challenge will receive a customized tag for your siggy that says you won that month's challenge.
We will be offering one or two new glitter siggy snags every month on the Glitter Board here
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