I don’t know what the weather’s like where you live, but here it’s been a cold and often rainy (or snowy!) spring. When we woke up to another grey morning, my first thought was to switch on a movie for the kids…but then I noticed all the library books in the basket and said, “Hey guys…why don’t you play library?” No complaints there! A couple friends joined in and pretty soon everyone was “checking out” books and putting them into their library totes.
Once the “library” was closed, it was time to open up the art studio and get ready for a seriously cool exhibit. With some watercolors and a handful of craft supplies, the kids definitely added some much needed sunshine to a rainy day!
I recently stumbled across this app, and I’m so glad I did! I know, I know…we all have different limits when it comes to screen time for our kids, but honestly, I don’t mind if my kids play this one for a while. I’ve even caught my older kids playing it here and there, just because it is so well done and entertaining.
Endless Alphabet is a free app (yay!), created by the Sesame Street folks who brought us There is a Monster at the End of This Book. Continue reading →
1 c. butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. cold water
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
4 c. flour
Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, water, and vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl, sift the salt, baking soda, and flour together, then add to the butter mixture. Roll dough into a disc between sheets of parchment paper and place in a large ziplock bag. Chill in fridge for a few hours at least. Roll out thin and cut shapes. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack and spread with frosting.