Monday, August 9, 2010

Celebrate August 9

It's August 9th and it is time to PARTY!  Here are some excuses to Celebrate today at  your house

  • Betty Boop's Birthday (1930)
  • Smokey the Bears Birthday, 1944
  • Book lovers Day
  • International Art Appreciation Day
  • National Hand holding Day
  • Dance A Polka Day
  • Celebrate Your Lakes Day
  • National Rice Pudding Day
  • Middle Children's Day
  • National Day (Singapore)
Today is going to be an exciting day filled with Celebration!  Smokey the Bear is turning 66 years old today!  Book Lovers Day (I just love a good book), National Hand Holding Day (for some reason this makes me think of a lot of hand sanitizer), Dance a Polka Day (doesn't get any better then this), Middle Children's Day (this is for all the middle kids who say they never got any attention.  Now you are not allowed to say that, because you have a Holiday in honor of you), and yummy National Rice Pudding Day!


In honor of Smokey the Bear's Birthday I would encourage all of you to go to http://www.smokeybear.com/ and make the pledge to prevent forest fires!  This website has lots of fun coloring pages and interactive games to teach you and your children about how to stay safe and how to prevent forest fires!

It's not like I'm anti holding hands but, really all I can think about when it comes to National Hand Holding Day is Hand Sanitizer!  So in Celebration of Hand Holding Day I have purchased numerous containers of Hand Sanitizer!
 

Rice Pudding!  There is just something so soothing and delicious about a bowl of homemade rice pudding!  I wasn't a huge fan growing up but, throughout the years I have come to love this simple dessert!

Rice Pudding

What you will Need:
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch glass baking dish

In a large bowl, stir together first 7 ingredients. Spoon into prepared baking dish. Place baking dish in a large pan; pour water into the pan to a depth of 1-inch. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until lightly browned and set. Combine cinnamon and nutmeg; sift over top of pudding. Cool slightly and cut into squares to serve.

Now Eat!!

This is my all time favorite book.  This will be the book I'm reading today!
At our home to celebrate Book Lover's Day we are having a read-a-thon.  For one hour we all sit with our favorite book, pillow, and blanket.  Together we all relax and read!  I can't think of a better way to celebrate Book Lover's Day then to share my love of reading with my children!  

Enjoy your own personal celebrations!  Maybe today you have chosen to Dance the polka or go to an art museum.  Whatever you do today, make it special and always look for an excuse to celebrate!


1 comment:

  1. You make me excited to get out of bed each day to find out what else I can celebrate other than just being alive!! Thanks for adding to my day!

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