I made it home in time to prep tomorrow's dinner (that's a hint to the bonus point question below so pay attention!) and make up tonight's Delaware Crab Cakes. The Bean sat eating her lunch while I made them practically drooling. The girl and her seafood, I tell ya! She was right, though, they were awesome. (And super easy if you happen to like crab cakes. I would definitely recommend this recipe, they held together really well which is always my issue with crab cakes. I didn't get the 16 cakes the recipe stated (think my batch was 9) but otherwise these were great)
Yesterday I teased at a sand connection for today. Delaware has approximately 117 miles of coastline which sure does make for a lot of beaches! And lots of beaches means lots of sand. And what do you do with all that sand? Well in Delaware they are known for their sand castle building competitions! We talked about this last night putting up the wall and I promised the kiddos a Delaware project that tied into this. (Grant was really lobbying for making punkin' chunkin' cannons but I nixed this idea) And since we couldn't actually make sand castles, I came up with a fun alternative to make sand art in jars. You know what I mean, we've all been to a festival where they have the booths set up with the different types of sand that you can layer in containers and make really cool patterns. After a lot of hunting (though I knew I'd seen them around here before) we tracked down a kit, complete with sand and jars and went to town tonight!
The kids LOVED this - especially Noah. He is so crafty and particular about what he wants and how he wants it. You'll have to see the marvelous pieces they created.
I have a PTA meeting tomorrow night, so the troops are going to do the "We've Been There" state without me which means we may be a little late on a post tomorrow night. Plus the answer to my 'bonus' question below! Ooh, and Delaware applesauce cookies. Plenty of reasons to tackle Hump Day tomorrow! So until then...
Delaware Fun Fact of the Day: The log cabin originated in Finland. Finnish settlers arrived in Delaware in the mid-1600s and brought with them plans for the log cabin, one of the enduring symbols of the American pioneer. One of the cabins has been preserved and is on display at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover.
We finally found it :)
I don't think they probably have sand in all these colors in Delaware...
Crab cakes all ready to go
Bonus: Who knows 1) What this is and 2) What is has to do with Delaware (Answers tomorrow!)
We have curtains! We need a new light fixture and the mirror hung and I think we're there :)
My poor friend Beth had a major accident with a mandolin a few weeks ago that led to her having to have a skin graft. The kids have been super worried about her and her hand. Well today she got her cast off and took some pictures of the graft healing after about two weeks that the kids begged to see. This was their reaction. (Which was much tamer than mine I think. Feel better, dear friend!)
Kristi's Delaware inspired creation - frozen peach 'smores
Crab cakes - yum!
Noah ready to try him hand at the sand
His first finished project
I'd say he was pretty proud
He also did a small one on a necklace
The Bean gives it a go
Her first finished project
Her necklace piece
Yep, that about sums up today!