Wednesday, September 23, 2009

First Day of School

August 24th, was the first day of second grade for my Carson and the first day of 18th grade for me. :)

Summer, as always, left us way too fast. I would love summer for 9 months and school for 3. I like having my little guy with me, waking up when we want, and doing as we please each day. I don't know if I will ever stop feeling this way.

We hosted our annual "First Day of School Celebration" and it was a big success. This
years theme was "SCHOOL ROCKS!" We had an Ice Cream Shoppe and served lots of different ice cream flavors. To go along with the theme I made rocks that had a small school supply inside of them. The kids each got to choose one rock and break it open to find the suprise inside. The rocks were a hit.

If you're interested in making your own rocks here is the recipe.

1 cup sand (I bought colored sand at walmart but you can use anything)
1/4 cup salt
1/2 cup used coffee grounds (I omitted this, because I didn't have access to any-they turned out fine without this)
1/2 cup flour.
Enough water to make it play dough consistency.

Mix this in a large bowl (I ended up needing to knead it with my hands) roll the dough around your small surprise and for into rocks. Place in greased parchment paper and bake in the oven at 350 for 25ish minutes. Flipping them once in the middle. This makes about 12-15 rocks depending on how big you make them. Make sure to not overcook them or the kids will never be able to open them. I error on the side of undercooking so they can be easily broken apart.

I can't belive I have a second grader and that baptism is right around the corner. I love my little guy and am so proud of him!