Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Thanks to Uncle Mark and Aunt Nicole for the indoor table top sand box. I think they agreed to vacuum my floor too, right?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I had to try another pin, and regrew my green onions after cutting them off.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I tried out a pin and made worms!! It was fairly easy and fairly life like. I did change the recipe and subbed out the standard prepackaged Jello mix for gelatin and juice concentrate to get rid of the sugar for us.

Here's my version of the ingredients:

  • 4 (¼ ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups frozen juice concentrate (I used apple-raspberry) plus 1 cup water, bring to boil
  • 100 flexible plastic straws
  • 1 tall slender 4 cup container (I used an empty OJ carton)
  • ¾ cup whipping cream

We went to the Rochester Ice Festival with our friends. Jason and Warren like the R2D2.

Sophie and Jason both enjoyed the festival.

We finally got a picture of all four kids. I didn't say we got them all to look though.

There was even a man carving a Kermit and Miss Piggie sculpture while we watched.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Jason had the idea to make a stuffed animal owl. They each picked out their colored felt and traced it.

I found the template browsing around and pinned it.

The kids with their new homemade owls and Hoot, our old owl.

More snow! Finally, enough to make a full snowman! Daddy and the kids made this one, complete with carrot nose!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

It's time to start thinking about the spring garden. We cut up our seed catalogs and made paper garden wish lists of things we want to grow in the spring. The kids especially liked things like purple potatoes, dragon carrots, and multi-color corn. We are going to have a colorful bounty this year at harvest!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Daddy and Jason setting up the earth worm nursery. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa L!

I found a really amazing looking pin on Pinterest for make ahead slow cooker meals. I had to try it. I read up on it a bit and decided to blanch my veggies to keep them from getting too mushy.

I made: two bags of potatoes, carrots, mushrooms and onions to go with just about anything, a bag of sweet potatoes, carrots and onions to go with a frozen pork tenderloin, a bag of peppers, onions, mushrooms and bussel sprouts to go with beef, a bag of seasoned potatoes, and a bag of seasoned potatoes and carrots. And I had extra cut onions, so I froze those, too.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

We did balloon races with our new balloon science kit! On your mark, get set, go!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

We wrote out Valentine's for our friends for our Valentine exchange party. Sophie learned to write her name while addressing hers. Here is her name written on her mailbox bag for the party.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

We finally have snow! Let's play!

Even Indy loves the snow!

Sophie loves to eat it!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

We received two new postcards for our project! Maine and Lousiana!

Only six states left for our project!

Making food in the play kitchen.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lucas and Leah came to visit us!

Sophie and her cousin Leah!

And out ants arrived for the ant farm!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Making Valentines for friends and family!

Our Hex Bugs became caterpillars, so of course they needed wings when they emerged from their chrysalises.