Grandparents Day at Kindy


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Yesterday Miss 3 (almost four now!) and I dropped the big kids off at school and then headed off to pick up Grandma and take her to Grandparents Day at our Kindy.  We LOVE our Kindy!  Which is probably why for the past 7 years one, and sometimes two of our kids have been going there.  So that makes this our 7th Grandparents Day, and we have loved every one of them.  It’s such a special day,and the kids get such a kick out of having their grandparents (or Special Person) join in playing with playdough, reading books, singing songs, dancing, painting or playing in the sandpit.  And it’s obvious from watching that the grandparents love it too.  Each child paints their own canvass to present to their Grandparent/s and they are displayed with pride in their classroom. Just check out these budding artists:

 

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One of the things I love most about our C&K Kindy (and there are so many things I love), is the playground.  It has everything a child needs to  explore and learn while making new friends.  I tell Mr8 it’s magical!  There’s a wooden fort and cubby with a bridge to cross that is shadowed by a beautiful Mulberry Tree that supplies leaves for their Silk Worms each year, a wooden Double Decker Bus (you can drive, or go up the stairs and ride on the top level) that has chalk board walls, swings, a shaded sandpit, herb, vegetable and flower gardens planted by the children and my absolute favourite, THE MUD PIT!!  Hands up if you didn’t play in mud every chance you got as a child!  Obviously I’m not a mum who worries if her child comes home covered in mud or paint.  It just means they have had a great time, which is what they are there for.

And to top it off, the playground overlooks a beautiful park full of amazing trees.  In my opinion, it makes for a good old fashioned childhood. This year a new family has moved into our Kindy, a Tawny Frog Mouth and her three babies who were watching with great interest as the children played with their guests.  Aren’t they beautiful!

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The morning finishes with a Morning Tea supplied by the parents.  It’s a bring a plate thing, and this year I decided to bring this Coconut and Passionfruit Slice that I found over at Fat Mum Slim. I love Coconut, Passionfruit, Lemon and Condensed Milk, and this slice has all four.  Plus it takes no time at all to make, so it’s my new “Go-To Slice”.  In the rush of getting everyone ready for school and kindy I totally forgot to take a photo, but if you want to take a peek at what it looks like, you can check it out here.  I’m sure I will be making it again soon, so I’ll be sure to take a picture next time.

Coconut and Passionfruit Slice

Ingredients:

1 Cup SR Flour

1 Cup Dessicated Coconut

1/2 Cup Caster Sugar (I just used regular)

100g Butter, melted

1 x 395 Can Condensed Milk (I used lite because that’s all I had)

Juice of 1 Large Lemon

2 Tbl Passionfruit Pulp (you can use canned)

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 180C.

Lightly grease and line a slice tin with baking paper.

Combine the flour, coconut and sugar in a mixing bowl.

Add the melted butter and stir to combine thoroughly

Press mixture into your slice tin and place in the oven for 12 minutes, until golden brown.

While the base is cooking, grab another bowl and combine the condensed milk, lemon juice and passionfruit pulp and give it a good stir.

When the base is done, pour the condensed milk mixture over the top and pop it back into the oven for approximately 15 minutes, until it is just set.

Keep an eye on it though, you don’t want the topping to start to brown on top.

Allow to cool completely before slicing into squares.

Recipe Source:  http://fatmumslim.com.au/bake-me-happy-coconut-passionfruit-slice/

 


About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.

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