So your kid turns seven and decides that The Pigeon is no longer his jam. Been there. It’s time to dive into chapter books and graphic novels and there is a world of good ones for these new readers with a ferocious appetite for books. Clare and I have been keeping a list of our favorites. I also invited a few school librarians that I know, our literary agent and her 9 year old son, and all of my smart and clever girlfriends (obvs, ha) with kids in this age group to add to our growing list. Get ready for some serious reading in 2016.
This all started because Clare couldn’t stop raving about this new book. She just loved it and I knew we had to share it with all of the 8-year-olds we know. I mean there is a character named Poo-Poo, what’s not to love? (rolls eyes and snickers)… (more…)
Last Sunday before the big game, Carleton bought us tickets for a family day out at the Los Angeles Cookie Convention. It was fairly janky as far as the set up, but there were some beautiful cookies to be admired! Check this stuff out.
These sugar skull cookies by Cake and Cork were stunning.
This Tiger head cake was by far the most amazing sweet concoction we saw, created by Wilton instructor Julie P. Zambrano.
These old school police car cookies are adorable…
and their prohibition-style set up is even cuter.
More fun inspiration from the LA Cookie Convention after the jump… (more…)
I was so disappointed! I spent a whole week in Minnesota and ate not a single tater tot. What the heck? I got home and decided I would just have to make my own HotDish. Is it healthy? Yeah, no. But it’s fun to eat! And kids love it! Get my Minnesota Tater Tot Hotdish recipe… (more…)