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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere!

With another pumpkin at every turn, it is definitely fall in Alabama. Halloween to be exact, though I enjoy keeping my pumpkins around as long as possible. If you and your children are not keen on scary pumpkins, there are lots of Christian poems about pumpkins you can google that basically involve preparing and carving Christian symbols into your pumpkin and talking about those with your children.    My very creative daughter shared this picture of a pumpkin she and her husband carved with their children after receiving the instructions. This could certainly allow you as a family to reiterate some of the great tenets of our faith:
Hearts for eyes symbolize God's love for us, the cross as a nose reminds us of Christ being sent to save us, and the fish mouth, which I love, reminds us all to be fishers of men and spread the Good Word. If you put a candle in yours, talk about God being the light of the world. This may be familiar to your children since as we leave chapel each week, we talk about taking God's light out of the chapel and sharing it with our friends and family. Happy carving!

Since we are trying to focus on healthy recipes at the Day School, I also wanted to share a recipe for roasting those pumpkin seeds left after cleaning out your pumpkin.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds - makes 1 1/2 Cups

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees

1 1/2 Cups raw, whole pumpkin seeds
1 pinch of salt (and garlic or another spice if your family prefers)
2 tsp. butter, melted

Toss seeds in a bowl with salt and melted butter. Spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet or two. Bake 45 minutes until golden brown, stirring occasionally.  Serve warm or cool. Enjoy!

Blessings, Kathy

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Open House & Fall Festival

Welcome to our new IPC Day School Blog! I hope this will be helpful to you and your family. Please email me if there's something you'd like for me to share with others or a topic you'd like to read.   ( kleaver@ipc-usa.org )

Open House at the Day School
What a grand event last week! We welcomed parents and their children to Open House at the Day School. What a joyous time for us to meet parents we had not yet met, and what a proud time for the children to introduce their teachers, show off their beautiful work, and share their favorite parts of their rooms. Our teachers are unbelievably creative, which is evident every time I walk in their classrooms, and I know the students love all the opportunities they have to show their own creativity. We appreciate the effort you made to be part of our special evening.

IPC FALL FESTIVAL--  Come and enjoy!!
I also wanted to remind you about the IPC Fall Festival, Sunday, October 27 at the Children's Fresh Air Farm.  You can sign up and/or pay online at    www.ipc-usa.org/fallfestival

Enjoy a dinner of chili, hotdogs, cornbread, dessert. plus hot apple cider and hot chocolate!
Come tap your toes to the  blue grass band, take a hayride, warm yourself by the bonfire, roast marshmallows and let your kids enjoy a variety of games.  Come join the fun!!