Friday, August 9, 2013

pizza, bugs & games

With Delaney having a mom and a dad who are also teachers, you might think we do educational things with her all the time. If you think that, you’d be quite wrong. We do, however, have this great thing called Netflix Instant Streaming and we let Delaney watch it as much as she wants (which is really less than we’d like her to watch it). One of her favorite shows is Caillou. If you aren’t familiar with Caillou, it’s a cartoon about a little boy with an annoying whiny voice. His family apparently does lots of cool things with him and Delaney has pretty much learned everything she knows from watching Caillou.

One day she asked if we could make our own pizzas for dinner. As you’ve probably figured out by now, Caillou’s family did this. So we decided that maybe she could have some life experiences of her own and not just live vicariously through Caillou.

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I used Rhode’s dinner rolls for the crust. Let them thaw (not rise). Put lots of olive oil on the baking sheet and roll out the dough. Top with your choice of toppings.

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She made her own pizza. She only wanted mushrooms and cheese for her toppings.

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Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes. I prefer a little more cheese on my pizza. Thanks Caillou for the easy and cheap dinner idea!


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It wouldn’t be summer without catching some lightning bugs (or fireflies, depending on what part of the country you live). Plus it was on our summer list. So we had to do it!

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Another thing on our summer list was “family game night.” Well, half of our family participated anyway. We played Monopoly (she wasn’t really a fan), Spot It (that’s a new one for us…fun but kind of hard for Delaney) and Old Maid (she’s a pro at that one!)

Summer is winding down. Jeremy is already back at work. I’ve been up at the school working but don’t go back officially until Monday.

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