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Halloween Fun… looking back

Happy Halloween week everyone!!
A little Halloween retrospective… enjoy!!
Can’t wait for this year!

Burnt Rabbit Fur and St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Adventure Days Part 4

As I told you before…
We had an amazing time in New York City for our Adventure Days!

I’ve got some more pictures to share: 😉

Jackson with is giant FAO Schwarz bag outside of the Apple Store!
Riding the escalator at Trump Plaza! Jackson loves escalators!
What to eat? What to eat? So many yummy choices at Trump!
Jackson’s favorite was the carrot cake of course! LOL!
Yum!
Looking for fish in the Trump fountain! “No fish Gamma!”
The top of the Trump Plaza Christmas Tree! (2nd Floor)
More beautiful New York City decorations!
We saw Waverly Place!!! I was so excited! Wizards of Waverly Place is one of my Favs!!!

Jackson thought this was the best artwork at the New Museum! Watch the dogs carefully! It wasn’t easy getting the video at night, but it is really cool! I wonder how many people actually notice these beautiful dogs!

If you know the story of Eloise at the Plaza by Kay Thompson (I used to teach Pre-K remember) then you definitely want to visit The Plaza Hotel! It was filled with Eloise things and even an entire Eloise store! Loved it! The pic of the Eloise books will take you to the Barnes and Noble site if you would like to check out more about Eloise.

Jackson and the Eloise at the Plaza sign!

I saved the best for last! One of my absolute favorite things from our Adventure Days in New York City was visiting The Plaza Hotel and seeing….SANTA!!!

Santa wasn’t too busy, so he actually called Jackson over to him so they could talk! I loved it and Jackson was just thrilled! He felt so special to have Santa say he wanted to talk with him personally! Wow! Then Santa put us right in front of a group of 5 older girls so he could get his picture with Jackson 1st…the girls thought it was adorable and were very understanding! It’s so nice to be in a world with such wonderful people!

Santa!!!!

I think someone was a little pooped after 2 wonderful days in New York City!

He was so excited to tell everyone about his Adventure Days in New York City! He told lots of people about Santa and also his Burnt Rabbit Fur story too! (Don’t know the story? Check it out here!) That may be one he remembers for the rest of his life! LOL!

If you’re planning on visiting New York City this Christmas…then definitely check out our posts about Our Adventure Days in New York City!

Burnt Rabbit Fur and St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Adventure Days

Burnt Rabbit Fur and St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Adventure Days Part 2

Burnt Rabbit Fur and St. Patrick’s Cathedral ~ Adventure Days Part 3 ~ More Pics

I love having these Adventure Days with Jackson! I am so thankful to have the ability to work from home so that I can do these things with my son!

Kool-Aid Play-Doh Recipe

Kool-Aid Play-doh Recipe
1 cup sifted flour
3Tablespoons oil (I used canola, but it doesn’t matter)
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup salt
1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid (We used grape, orange would be great for
Halloween!)

A. Mix flour, oil, salt and Kool-Aid packet.
B. Add boiling water.
C. Stir together.
D. Knead mixture until it forms into a soft dough.
(This did not happen for Jackson and I, it was really wet! We added a little extra flour, still too wet…so I decided to cook the mixture over medium heat stirring constantly until it formed a ball! Then knead on table until smooth! IT WILL BE HOT! Wait until it cools enough so you can touch it! It turned out great and Jackson loved it!)

You will have an oil sheen to your hands when you play with this dough, this is the way it should be….Enjoy! Store in an airtight container, should last about a week.

This recipe is from one of my favorite books! Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom (4th Edition) Judy Herr, Yvonne Libby Larson

Hope you enjoy this recipe! I know we do!