Friday, August 8, 2014

Autumn Themed Kid Eats

Now that the kids are back in school I am anxious for Fall to come swoop down and cool off Georgia. With the sweaters and boots, apples and pumpkins... *sigh* There is just something so comfy and cozy about that time of year, its my absolute favorite!

With that said I found some really cute Autumn themed Kids Eats that my kids would love and I think would be easy enough to try. Here's my little mash up that I will reference in the soon coming months. You can follow my creations on Instagram by searching the hash tags #Livingaspecialkindoflife

Ok, now how fun does this look? Sugar cookie dough, separated, a little food dye in each, then roll them together. Thanks for the great idea: www.whilehewasnapping.com

I think this looks super yummy. I love some fresh popcorn made on the stove (none of that yucky bag stuff!) And what a great reason to dress it up! You can find the super easy recipe here (3 ingredients!): 

How cute are these? I cant figure out what the leaves are made of, maybe fondant? The stem looks like Rolo's or maybe Tootsie Rolls. And not only can they look like little pumpkins but can make them TASTE like pumpkin too? I might have to try this out sooner than later!

My husband LOVES chocolate covered pretzels, so maybe this one will be more of a treat for him :) It seems to be just some white chocolate, food coloring and sprinkles. Simple enough! I found the great idea at:

Duncan Hines actually has a whole page dedicated to Fall/Thanksgiving food ideas that are really cute! This is one of my favorites. Super cute and my kids LOVE cupcakes! Take a look:

I think these cute little "acorns" would be the perfect mess free fall treat to send to school with the boys! This cute idea comes straight from Hershey's website, check it out: 

I think this pumpkin cake is so cute. I love pumpkin pie so much, but have not actually tried any of the pumpkin flavored cake mixes they have during the Autumn season. This image comes from the JC Penny website and I having trouble finding out what its made of. I think the "cake part" of a pumpkin could be the same as what you make for a pumpkin roll recipe. Maybe baked inside a jello mold (x2, one for the top and one for the bottom) and the middle layer the pumpkin roll filling. Maybe some type of butter creme frosting tinted orange with food coloring?  

Have any cute Fall recipes? Do share! Find me on Pintrest!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Summer Wrap Up & 2nd Grade!

School is back in session! I thought I would post a quick update about whats new in Ro-Ro's world in honor of completing 1st grade and surviving a summer with a frazzled Mom!

We kicked off summer vacation with our annual trip to 22q At The Zoo here in Atlanta. Sadly, the weather did not cooperate and it made for some rather challenging conditions. I don't think Roman cared though. :)

Roman had been doing private Occupational therapy as well as Physical therapy since He was about 18 months old till the beginning of this summer, when he met all his goals and was done! It was a big deal for both of us! 2 less appointments per week is awesome! What a hard worker Roman is! Muscle tone, shmushle tone! I wanted him to still participate in some type of activity that involved motor skills and muscle development so karate it was. A ninja with low muscle tone? Puh-leez.

We celebrated our Birthdays with a FREE trip to the Georgia Aquarium! You get in free on your birthday, so imagine the tellers surprise when I handed him mine and Ro's birth certificate. :)

We also went to Vacation Bible School for the first time this summer! Him, Noah and Lydia got to spend a week going "wild" for God! And if it was up to him VBS would last all summer long :)
We got several (ok, a lot of) doctor appointments out of the way this summer. Much of which we don't have to return to for 2 YEARS. Praise God! Do you see a trend here? :) I agree :)

We developed a new found love (some would call it obsession) for legos this summer. I have gone this long with out any interest... darn you, Lego movie. I spent my summer surrounded by legos of all shapes and sizes. I can tell you each one hurts in its own unique way when you step on them... 
We also tried some bowling for the first time this summer! Now THAT was fun! Watching my kids try to bowl was the funniest, sweetest thing! Roman is pretty good!
There was lots of swimming, park playing, staying at Grandma and Grandpas house and visits with cousins this summer. Over all, I think summer was a great success! :)

First grade was a good year. He has officially left the SDD classroom (Significantly Developmentally Delayed)(way harsh label by the way) and is now in a Language based classroom (forgive me, I haven't memorized the new acronym in my ever abbreviated language). But with a new program comes a brand new school, some new friends (we were happy to have 3 old classmates with us this year!) and new teachers and therapists. Today he came home excited and eager for school tomorrow. We will see how long that lasts.... LOL.... he does like school, but does not like waking up in the mornings!

So here's to 2nd grade! My Ro just keeps chugging along, proving them all wrong. Love you Sweet Boy. <3

Romans 8:37
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.