Thursday, October 23, 2008

Having a "Tt" Party!

I took a new perspective on blogging recently: I only do it when I am not completely stressed, or sick, or have a sick get the idea. When I have a great idea to share, I will share it (as long as I can do it without detracting from my time with the kids).

Anyway, two weeks ago when I wasn't posting, the kids and I spent the morning spontaneously preparing a "Tt" party luncheon to surprise Paul when he came home for lunch. I had recently acquired a train cake pan at a terrific yard sale, so the kids helped make pumpkin muffins shaped like a train (our table centerpiece).

I cut up some leftover seasoned chicken breasts, mixed in some chopped celery and mayo and voila! Chicken salad "Tt" sandwiches were born! I just cut off the crusts of the bread, cut the sandwiches into 4 sections, and arranged them in an Uppercase T on their plates.

The kids helped wash and set the table, and we were ready to go! Lunch never looked so good here!


  1. This is adorable! I love the simple "T" sandwiches...we're gonna borrow this one from you!

    And your blogging philosophy is great! I agree that it shouldn't be another added stress in your life!

  2. This is wonderful! I need to start working on letters with my daughter. She was singing the ABC song while pointing around her alphabet plate at dinner and my husband pointed to a letter and said, "What letter is this, honey?" And she said with excitement: "BLUE!" ( was yellow...)

    Time to get serious about child #2!!!

  3. I love sharing ideas that inspire my friends!
    Teresa, have fun with the "Tt" Party!
    Katie, it sounds like you have given child #2 all the right tools to get started, surrounding her with colors and letters and songs. Step 2 will be fun! She's got the basics!

  4. Great "T" ideas, and I LOVE your train cake pan!

    Blogging should be fun and not stressful, and that's something I've got to accept in my own writing. Thanks for writing about it!

    As for the "blue" thing, my son answers EVERY color question with "blue", then he laughs. It's his big joke. I laugh with him and say, "Oh, you know that's yellow!" We have fun, and slowly but surely he's getting the idea.

  5. That's too funny! KID 2 calls EVERYthing blue, too!


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