Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Today we made butterflies, balancing butterflies! (note: there's real life on the floor behind Quayde...please excuse) Last night I was trying to relax a little and doing some blog browsing and was on Childhood Magic.
My littles are getting all grown up a little to rapidly for my comfort. I still cherish all the fun that we can squeeze in while they still want to craft and make creative toys from paper. So I thought today that we would make butterflies and play. I found the templates at this site that was linked from the blog. We had a blast dumping blue watercolor all over and trying to make sure no paint got on the carpet today.
Way back when, in Jr. high, I created a science project to test toothpaste. I even made my own paste as part of the assignment. It was horrible! I got a B on the display even though looking back it probably did not deserve that grade.
In my quest to become ever self-sufficient, I wanted to try again. Several weeks ago I found a recipe from this site. Thank you Rachel! I made up a batch with a little alteration. Wow, it is fantastic! All the kids are brushing their teeth more and I even love it. I had to make up a second batch this morning. My alterations are not using the stevia and using mint tea instead of water. For our batches, I also didn't use peppermint eo as the kids think that it is too strong. I do want to experiment a little more to see if I can get it more 'pasty' and less liquid. You should try it and do a little experimenting yourself.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Last night was coconut night! We have several...okay more than several. So my handy dandy husband brought out his drill and the children gathered round. Now the first step can be accomplished with a smaller implement but you know men and their power tools. So here we have a perfect round hole.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Baulder died this week at our house. Everyone was very silent as I read about Hodur being tricked by Loki into throwing the mistletoe. We all felt like we were watching the ship burn and saying goodbye. We finished our Norse mythology block with Ragnarok and I am certain it was the perfect timing to use for the end of the year. We will still be finishing out through June and then take off July. Quayde and I are going to be working on constellations and other perfect summer time learning.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This morning's breakfast!
Strawberry Stuffed French Toast!
Take cream cheese, powder sugar and a little almond extract and blend together to create the creamy goodness for the inside. Spread this on a piece of bread then cut diagonally.
Add a layer of sliced strawberries.
Put together like a sandwich then dredge in egg/milk mixture. Cook on a griddle until golden brown on the sides. Serve with syrup, powdered sugar and strawberries. Be on a sugar high for the rest of the day!