Saturday, September 28, 2013

Birthday party at the pumpkin patch!

Our new neighbor friend was celebrating his birthday today, and he invited us to his party at the pumpkin patch! We loved going on the hayride, picking pumpkins, petting the animals, eating cupcakes and playing with our new friends!

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Pumpkin Farm Field Trip

I had my preschool field trip this morning to the pumpkin farm and the park! It was a beautiful morning, and I had a blast again this year! I LOVE preschool!

-Emily

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We learned all about how pumpkins are grown again

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I’m such a goofball!

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But you’ve got to love me!

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We got to go on a hayride too!

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Ben LOVED picking pumpkins!

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We got to go play at the park afterwards with all of our preschool friends!

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Ben and Jake are best buddies, but they are crazy together!

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I had a great day, and was so excited to spend it with my best friend, Amber!

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

My very first recipe!

I’ve been wanting to try baking my own apple pie for a while now, and today was the day! I came up with my own recipe (I asked mommy a few questions, but almost the whole thing was my own idea)! It turned out GREAT (except, I think I’ll use a little more sugar next time). Enjoy!

-Abigail

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First, you need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees…

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Then, you have to wash all of the apples…

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… and slice them… (it was my idea to add a green one too for a little “sour” taste)

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Next, you need to squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice in (or a whole lemon, in my case)…

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… and a touch of fresh orange juice too…

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Don’t forget to taste your ingredients before adding them to the pie… especially the sugar!

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Add some sugar and cinnamon…

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I wanted to add some water, but Mommy said that apples get juicy when they cook, so she helped me figure out something to thicken it up with… flour!

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When your filling is ready, unroll your pie crust, prick the bottom, pour in the apples, and “dot it” with some butter…

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Then you can make the top crust as fancy as you want!

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Pinch together the ends, and make it look pretty with a fork!

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Watch it bake in the oven, and enjoy the wonderful smell!

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Voila! Add a bit of whipped cream and some berries (my personal touch), and enjoy!

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