Reindeer-Cupcakes-2
REINDEER CUPCAKES

REINDEER CUPCAKES…so easy & cute for Christmas! Fun! Fun hunting and eating.

These Reindeer Cupcakes are totally adorable. Rudolph really does have a very shiny red

Reindeer-Cupcakes-2Make these in minutes. Great kids project, snack and family time. The whole family will love making and eating these, get the kids to help dReindeer-Cupcakes-wiht-Pretzel-Antlers-Tutorial--550x458ecorate the nose!

Fun Activities to Do With your Grandkids

Fun Activities to Do With your Grandkids

There are many fun activities to do with your grandkids. Grandparents often have an opportunity to spend special time with their grandchildren that parents may not get in the hustle and bustle of their work week. When your grandchildren come to visit you, it can help to have some fun activities pre-planned to keep them entertained.

Try a few of these fun activities the next time you have little visitors:

Show Home Movies and Photos: Show your grandchildren home movies or pictures from when their parents were small. They’ll enjoy hearing funny stories about what your children were like when they were small. It’s fun to imagine what their parents were like as children. Take time to share these stories with your grandchildren.

Record Bedtime Stories: If your grandchildren are staying overnight, have them bring their favorite bedtime stories along with them. Read them to the children out loud, and set up a tape recorder in the room. You’ll be able to send them home with a memory – their own personalized book on tape! Years from now they’ll be able to treasure their own tape of grandma or grandpa reading their favorite story to them

Teach Them a Skill: Do you know how to cook, sew, or work with wood? Take the time to teach your grandchildren how to make a simple recipe or project. Parents are often busy and may not have the time to teach their children simple life skills. These skills, if not taught by the schools, may end up neglected. Take time to teach your grandchildren these money-saving hobbies – when they’re adults, they’ll be very glad you did!

Play Games: Spend time playing card games, board games, or string games with your grandchildren. In this modern age of video and computer games, simple games are often neglected and forgotten. These games are enjoyable and fun – be sure to teach your grandchildren how to have fun simply.

When your grandchildren come to visit, be sure to have a few activities planned to entertain them. Show them pictures or home movies, enjoy a bedtime story, or cook a favorite recipe. You could even take time to teach them a game that you enjoyed when you were a child. Children need attention and affection to thrive, and as a grandparent, you’ve got time to provide plenty of both. Take time to enjoy your grandchildren – that’s what they’re for!

Halloween Party Treats

Mozzarella Eyeballs

2011-10-23-gross-finger-foods-mozzarella-eyeballs-500

These cheesy eyeballs take less than a couple of minutes to make. Take fresh mozzarella balls and top them with sliced pimento olives for an appetizer that has its eye on you!

Spider Dogs

2011-10-23-gross-finger-foods-spider-dogs-500

All you have to do to make these spider dogs is pierce cubed hot dogs with uncooked spaghetti noodles.

2011-10-23-gross-finger-foods-spider-dogs-prep-500

Hot dogs with spaghetti noodles cooked through them to look like spiders.

Ingredients

     8 hot dogs

1/2 pound spaghetti noodles
1 cup marinara sauce

Directions

2011-10-23-gross-finger-foods-spider-dogs-sauce-500

  • Slice each hot dog into 4 (1 inch) pieces. Take four pieces of uncooked spaghetti and pierce through the hot dog with each one.
  • Cook pasta and hot dogs in salted boiling water according to pasta package directions, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Drain pasta and hot dogs. Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping or tossed in pasta.