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Thankful Tree Project

A few years ago, I had my kids work on being thankful.  It’s that time of year again, and we need to do it again.  Here is what we did last time, writing the things we are thankful for on the leaves.

Here is my page of leaves that I copied onto colored paper and cut out.  This is a super easy project, but so good for the kids to remember everything that they are thankful for.

This year I’m thinking about doing it a little differently.  Maybe one of these other ideas.


Apple Nachos

Holly brought her kids up to spend some time with us this weekend!  We had a lot of fun.

We both had a lot of apples, so we decided to make this recipe from Shugary Sweets for our kids!
We both pinned it on pinterest and had been wanting to try it!
 Here it is finished……  Apple Nachos!
(oooohhhh yyyyeeeaaahhh!  Delish! )
 All of the kids were VERY excited!
If you have extra apples…we highly recommend it!  Happy Fall!
Apple Nacho Recipe:
4 large Granny Smith apples, sliced 
35 large marshmallows
1/4 cup butter
35 caramels
1 Tbsp evaporated milk (or half and half)
1/4 cup peanuts
1/4 cup mini semi-sweet morsels
2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
Slice apples and arrange on platter.
In saucepan, melt marshmallows and butter until creamy. Set aside.
In microwave dish, melt caramels with milk (cooking in 30 second intervals, and stirring). Set aside.
Pour marshmallow cream over apple slices, followed by caramel sauce. Drizzle chocolate syrup and sprinkle with peanuts and mini chocolate morsels. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Fall Family Traditions – Pictures in the Leaves

Since we’ve had kids, we’ve tried to start a few fun traditions for them that they will always look forward to year after year.  My kids are still small, but one of my favorites is going to see the fall leaves the first weekend in October.  We live in a new place since last October, so I didn’t know exactly where to go to see the best leaves..and since it’s been so warm lately, they hadn’t really started changing quite yet.

But here is this year’s picture:

We did find a little more color after we walked a little further…
Here’s our 2010 photo:
and our 2009 photo:
I love seeing how the girls have changed each year!
I’m hoping we can go out again this weekend, since it’s rainy this week
and see how the leaves have changed.
I love this tradition. The kids love it, and it’s free!
What are some of your favorite fall traditions?