Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Handprint Book A-F

We've been following a blog and making the handprints she has been making for each letter of the alphabet.  We changed it up a little.  Here are A-F.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

We've been busy

I haven't had much time to blog lately.  My business has been been slightly busy.  I'll post a few pictures of what we've been up to.

We painted with Shaving Cream

We went to a tractor show (I'll take pictures at the next one)
We blew bubbles
We mailed Flat Stanley to my brother in Texas

Monday, July 9, 2012

Popsicles and Play Dough

Today we made fresh fruit popsicles.  I got some popsicle molds from Walgreens, fresh fruit and some fruit punch.  Fill the molds with fruit (we used a premixed fresh fruit container from Meijer) and cover with fruit punch of apple juice.  They turned out pretty good. A tad on the sweet side for me, but Brock enjoys them.

Next I made some Jello Play Dough.  You can find a great tutorial here. I made the dough at like 11:30 last night, so I wasn't up for making a tutorial.  I still have more colors to make, but it takes a while to make each batch.  It smells so yummy though!

This is hands down the best play dough I've ever made.  I've made salt dough and it is always a little off and doesn't last very long.  However, try to find inexpensive Cream of Tartar because that makes the cost of this dough go up pretty quickly.  Also, I halved the recipe and it still worked pretty well.  It was a tad on the sticky side compared to the ones I did with the full recipe, but I think if we add a little more flour it will work out better.
On the list this week:  Bubble Blowing (though we do this often), Start an Handprint Animal Alphabet Book and maybe do one of our field trip things.  Not sure what yet. Also does anyone know where I can get air plants for our terrarium?

Living Room Camp Out

My husband doesn't do tent camping, in fact, he doesn't do any sort of camping really.  So when I made my list of 100 Things, I had intended on getting him to camp in one way or another.  Number 42 is Sleep in a Tent and since we can't really do it outside anywhere, I set up camp in the living room.  We also made smores!  Indoor camp outs are pretty fun.

Fast Asleep with the remains of his Smores still on his cheek
I know I've been slacking a little bit on getting theme weeks posted, but it just isn't working out that way.  We do our tasks as we get time and where the fall into our schedule.  Someday I'll get around and post what I had for theme weeks for your own reference.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

4th of July Fun

We knocked quite a few things off our list this weekend.  We went to visit grandparents, went swimming, watched a parade and fireworks, painted (colored) mugs for grandparents, went fishing...and I think that's it.  It was quite a fun week. But I don't think I need any more are some pictures! At this point we have completed 36 things on our list.  Almost half way there!

Watching the parade


She loved the she looks a little frightened but she wasn't at all.

My son and my brother...funny huh?


Brock's first fish!