Best Books: Her Right Foot

The Statue of Liberty has been an icon to the American people for centuries. We all know her history, she was a gift from the French and she stands tall in New York City. But do we know her story?

Dave Eggers introduces the story of the Statue of Liberty in this tongue-in-cheek tale, Her Right Foot. Eggers brings the Statue to life and with pieces from her history shapes a story of her background giving us all a little taste of what it truly means to be American.

Her Right Foot

Lady Liberty has been a symbol to American’s for centuries. She has greeted immigrants from the sea. American’s and other visitors from around the world have traveled to visit this distinguished lady in her home on the small island near New York. She has been there to greet everyone since she was placed there so long ago. But now we can hear her own story, how she came to be here, who she is, and why she is there to greet all who come to see her.

Her right foot is a poignant tale that will open up a world of topics to your kids. Why did our country form? Why is America so unique and so special? Where do we come from? When did our family come to America? Use this fun story to teach a little about the history of America, Lady Liberty, and your own family.

New Jammies: Cold Weather Pajamas

Colder weather is on its way. Here not he west coast we are already experiencing colder nights. The nights have been cold enough I even had to break out the cold weather pajamas. But, we have grown too much over the summer and we need some new ones. So of course I knew where to go. The Boy’s Store. Yes we carry pajamas. We aren’t just everyday clothes you know. We love to stock all sorts of stylish and fun things for boys, that includes pajamas and underwear and socks.

New Jammies is a fantastic brand that specializes in fun and comfortable pajamas for boys. They have incredibly fun and unique styles that will wow your boys and send them off to dreamland in style.

Boys Snuggly Pajamas by New Jammies: These monster truck jammies will speed your boys in to dreamland with the power to make them the first to fall asleep. these monster truck jammies  are made of the softest jersey knit fabric making them easy to wear and easy to wash.

Boys Snuggly Pajamas by New Jammies: kids can’t sleep? Don’t BUG OUT! These bug jammies will soothe them to sleep with their soft jersey knit fabric. they will be soft and warm like a bug in a rug.

Boys Snuggly Ranching Cowboys Pajamas by New Jammies: Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play, where seldom is heard, a discouraging word, and the kids sleep all through the night! Or at least they will with the softest and rowdiest jammies in town. This western themed jammies will lull even the roughest cowboy right in to sleepy town.

Fall Treats: chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

I love a good fall treat. Candied apples are my FAVORITE. But they can be difficult to perfect, and take a long time to create, and eat. I have been on the lookout for a sweet alternative that didn’t  take as much care to perfect. I stumbled upon this great alternative, turtle apple slices!

The whole apple can be difficult to coat in caramel and chocolate, but the slices are perfect for coating quickly. Bonus, they are easier to eat and won’t be nearly as sugary and calorie filled! It is the perfect little serving of goodness.

Turtle Apple Slices

This easy to follow recipe (with an awesome video tutorial) is from Mom Loves Baking. Lise at Mom Loves Baking gives excellent how-to videos and written instructions for people like me who just have not been able to perfect the candied apple. It is so easy I am SURE I can do it. I may even let the kids help me.

To check out the simple video tutorial head on over to Mom Loves Baking now. Be sure to check out the other great recipes featured!

Now if you will excuse me I am going to go eat some Turtle Apple Slices!