Saturday, February 28, 2009
Strawberry Scroll by ~mommatothreekids on deviantART
Leah was so cute this morning with her cake roll. You should of seen the look on her face. All smiles. She found the cake roll on the halfway and started to play with it right away. She even tried to take a bite of the strawberry. She wasn't to happy to discover it was felt! She ended up being very protective of her cake roll. She insisted that I put it in a tupperware container. I'm going to try to make a couple more rolls. I still need to work on my hand sewing!
The best story is one that comes from the heart The library is having a contest for the best story, and the quirky narrator of this story just has to win that roller coaster ride with her favorite author! But what makes a story the best?
Her brother Tim says the best stories have lots of action. Her father thinks the best stories are the funniest. And Aunt Jane tells her the best stories have to make people cry. A story that does all these things doesn’t seem quite right, though, and the one thing the whole family can agree on is that the best story has to be your own.
Anne Wilsdorf’s hilarious illustrations perfectly capture this colorful family and their outrageous stories in Eileen Spinelli’s heartfelt tale about creativity and finding your own voice.
Once upon a time, there were a big tornado and there was a big rock coming down and another big rock came down. A light bulb came down and it was fire. All of it was fire. A big monster came and it took the earth. The whole planet! A big tornado came and the earth was taking and the world was taken. A bigger monster was as big as Logan. It killed them. The monster and tornado kills them. A tree felled down and killed the monster. It didn't kill the boys. The boys run away from a million trees that had fallen down. A big monster came after the boys and earthquake came! A bigger earthquake came!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A volcano caused the earthquake. The boys died! Another monster came and ate them! A big tornado came again. A big fan came down and kept on going. The boys land in the fire and die. They hear a big boom and they get out. The boys go home!
Once upon a time, the boys ended up in the woods. When their mom told them not to. Because she said there was monsters and other things they shouldn't go there unless their dad or mom came than they meet a whirlpool that was named "meokiey"! Than he said to hop in and than they ended up in a pirate ship stealing their gold and throwing it into the river surrounded by the two boys. They got really trap and the meokiey whirlpool came and sucked them up and the pirates where in the water dead. The boys hopped into the whirlpool. They ended up finding a spaceship in space. The whirlpool came back and let them hop in. They came back to back to earth and they were so tiny. They could fit into a speck. All of sudden, they were in their house and they were so small. They called meokiey the whirlpool back to make them big again. Their mom saw them but she said not to go back their again. The boys did again. They snuck out of the house. They went a different path and they meet other whirlpools and it took them all over the world and space. Than they went on a new trail they had never been on before. They meet the biggest world pool and it went into the ground and sucked them up and the whirlpool sucked up the whole earth.
AGE LEVEL: 2 years and up
MATERIALS NEEDED:1. Cardboard box, with sides approximately 4 inches high. A copy paper box lid is perfect, but any other box would work great too. 2. Paint, 3-4 colors is preferred 3. Spoon 4. 1-3 marbles for each color of paint 5. Paper -- just about any kind of paper will work, however, it works best with paper that is thicker than traditional copy paper.
SET UPTo protect your workspace, cover it with newspaper. Place a smock or old shirt on each child that will be participating in this activity. Place each color of paint on its own plate, and then put 1-3 marbles in each color of paint. Put one spoon into each color of paint.
PROCEDUREPlace a piece of paper in the bottom of the box. The better your paper fits the better. Have the child scoop the marbles out of each color and place them into the paper lined box. Next, have the child shake the box from side to side and tilt it up and down, creating a motion that has the marbles rolling all over the paper.
After the marble have distributed the paint on the paper, you will see a colorful display of lines and designs. Remove the marbles from the paper and place them back on the paint plates so that they are ready for the next child. Remove paper from box and allow to dry completely.
Marble painted artworks looks great on your refrigerator or bulletin board, but it can also be used for other purposes such as book covers or wrapping paper. Be creative!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Logan and Leah were busy digging for worms. Yes, worms. Leah especially loved holding them. She isn't a prissy type of girl. She's all rough and tough!
I picked up this set at Walmart. It's made by Jiffy-Seed Starting kit!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
About four months ago, Leroy had to go to Austin for special training. I wasn't crazy about the idea of him leaving us for a whole week but we survived. It really wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I came out of the whole experience a lot stronger. So, today in the mail...He finally recieved his certificate for completing and passing the certification test for Tipping Point. Leroy said this was the nicest plaque he has ever recieved before. Leroy is planning on hanging it up in his office tomorrow. He even let me take a picture of him holding it which isn't something normal does. He is very humble and modest about all of his wonderful gifts God has given him. I just wish he was a little bit less cranky. I really can't complain. So, I'm very blessed to be married to such a wonderful man and father to our children. Thanks, Hubby!
Logan busy painting his gold nuggets.
Leah wasn't to crazy about painting her beans but just had fun painting with the yellow and gold paint.
I finally decided to move the sensory tub outside on the front porch. Leah kept spilling the beans and rices all over the floor. This might need to be an outdoor project from now on....
Monday, February 23, 2009
She was even talking on her cell phone. She is so funny. Leah hasn't had any accidents today! Maybe we can get her fully potty trained.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
1 cup (140 grams) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons (7 grams) baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons (28 grams) granulated white sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup (240 ml) milk
2 tablespoons (28 grams) unsalted butter, melted
Plus extra melted butter for greasing the pan.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, milk, and melted butter. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, all at once, and stir or whisk just until combined. The batter should have some small lumps. Make sure you do not over mix the batter or the pancakes will be tough.
* Add fresh blueberries to the batter - amazing!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Leah did a really good job transferring the beans from one jar to another! Also, I let the kids practice pouring the beans from these cute little ceramic pitchers into the creamer bowl.
I really wish had haven't even try this activity. The kids somehow managed to spill most of the lentils on the floor:( Okay, I wasn't watching them too closely mostly my fault. Anyhoo, lots of fun and inexpensive activity. Really good for developing those fine motor skills. The kids really enjoyed touching and feeling the beans. When Logan first saw the beans he asked me if we were going to make peanut butter? I'm like "no" these are lentils not peanuts. So, I guess, I might need to look up how to make your own peanut butter for a future lesson/project! I even caught him eating a couple of the lentils. Gross!!!!!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Please be more careful when playing outside on the neighbors tree swing. Also, make sure to hold on tight so you don't fall off and hit your face on a big stick on the way down! Please ask for permission next time you want to swing.
Dear Neighbor kids:
Please don't let Logan swing on the tree swing again:( Also, if he gets hurt please come to the house and tell me what happened. Logan told me that you and your older brother hit him with a big stick. So, please come to me and let me know what happened!
Side note: Logan ended up with a goose egg only a couple of days ago. He had an incident of trying to be like a bee and colliding with the coffee table. Grandma was really worried about you but that was nothing compared to what you did yesterday afternoon.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I'm going to call the group "Bella Vista Birding Club" open to all ages young or old!
We ended up feeding the snow geese and Canadian geese at the lake.
Snow Geese and Canadian Geese