Monday, June 6, 2011

More S'mores, Please!

Today started off a new theme for MOMS Camp: The Great Outdoors! A week of camping, exploring, and nature walks.

We kicked it off with a trip to the library to get some new books and movies, then went searching for bugs in the back yard during Ben's nap. Molly really loves bugs and keeping them as pets, so we found something and currently have it in her new bug cage with matching magnifying glass (courtesy of my mom!). Once we got it inside, she pulled out a big book on bugs she checked out from the library and she determined herself that it was a damsel bug!

We fixed up some traditional camping snacks, with a twist! We made baby s'mores at the kitchen table with a candle and mini marshmallows. We sandwiched three of them between Keebler's Deluxe Grahams, which are small sized graham crackers covered in chocolate. We also made regular size s'mores in the oven, by placing graham cracker squares on a cookie sheet, topped with a large marshmallow and a piece of chocolate candy. Try different kinds of candy with these, such as Reece's Peanut Butter Cups or Andes Mints. Broil them on low for about four minutes then stick another graham cracker square on top to make your s'more. Finally, roll the sticky edges in sprinkles for a ridiculously sweet treat!

For bedtime we read a very cute story, Molly and Emmett's Camping Adventure by Marylin Hafner... which gave my Molly the idea to have hot chocolate for breakfast tomorrow.

FYI!! Tomorrow we'll be going to the Twilight Hike at Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe at 7pm. Message me if you would like to join us!

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