Saturday, April 30, 2011
When I was gowing through elementary, middle, and high school, I didnt know anyone with autism. In fact, I had never heard of it.
Now, I choose to have the wonderful children with autism as a part of my everyday life. Autism is no longer a disability that we don't know about. There is no teacher in the public school system today that will not have a child with autism in their classroom. It is time for us ALL to learn everything that we can to make these children as successful as possible.
There is that saying, "Once you have met one child with autism, you have met one child with autism." It is the truth. Please be aware and understanding for not just autism but ALL disabilities. All need to be believed in.
Earlier this month I went over to one of our parents house to make the cookies below. This parent has a sweet child with autism and in honor of autism awareness month and the awesome teachers that work with ALL of the students with autism at the wonderful Thomas Jefferson Elementary school, we made the cookies below. Dont they look just yummy? 4 hours of baking later, we had the finished product...Autism Awareness Puzzle Piece Cookies. (For those of you that need to know, I ordered the cookie cutter on-line. Lots of places carry them.)
And yes, a child with autism did help make these cookies...
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Did we all survive? Boy I hope so.
My Taxman, (hum hum...my father-in-law..) never told us how good of a deal it was to get married.
Haha. I might not have waited a year and a half to get hitched. But oh well. Now we know.
Matt and I have a different look inside the "tax world." Matts dad is a C.P.A. and owns his own firm. I will put a plug in right about now- Riggs & Associates C.P.A.- he rocks.
Even though I don't personally know what the schedule is like, I do know that all C.P.A.s and staff work hard up until that last day...APRIL 15 (or April 18 this year...thank you gov't)
In honor of their hard work, I decided I needed to make a treat. I'm kinda in to making cookies. There is always something new and I am learning every time how to do a better job.
so check out below what I made. It only took about 4 hours to make 24 cookies........
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
So you need a jar of Pepper and Onion Relish and cream cheese.
I use Harry & David Pepper and Onion Relish. I know that we do not have a Harry & David store here in Bentonville. I always stock up when I go to St.Louis. I'm sure you could use any kind of relish you wanted. I just love this particular relish.
There are 2 ways to make this:
1. Mix the relish and cream cheese together well. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.
2. Pour relish over cream cheese block. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.
I love option #1 with tortilla chips. MMMmmm MMmmmm good. I could eat this stuff all day long.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Don't those look delish? Thank you Krispy Kream!
A picture of the Empire State Building during Light It Up Blue!
So here is what I did to show my support for autism awareness. For the treats for the teachers on Friday I made cupcakes with blue frosting! They turned out so good!
I was in a training all do so I didn't even get to try one to see how they turned out. Monday at school all of the staff is wearing blue! I can't wait to see how everyone looks!!
I got to use my new cupcake corer.
I saved Matt all of the cupcake pieces that came out from coring them.
Filled with blue buttercream icing.
Remember to show your support for autism awareness!