While it’s not quite as bushy and full as the Chia on the box, my elephant is doing well.
In less than a week it has grown quite a bit. Thinking about the Chia commercials reminded me of another product that looked really great to me when I was younger: The Clapper! Looking it up on Amazon I’m glad to see that it now comes “with clap detection lights.” How frustrating it must have been to keep clapping and clapping without knowing if the Clapper was actually detecting your claps! Something as fancy as that might have to wait for my birthday.
Guess what we’re making!
I had some left over s’mores stuff from a scout activity so I brought it home to share with the family.
We don’t have a fire pit, but, luckily for my kids, I know that s’mores are almost as good when they’re made in the microwave.
And, luckily for me, they don’t know that they’re missing the crispy outside that comes from roasting marshmallows over the fire.Yummy gooey-ness!
As the weather warms up I get anxious to spend more time outside. I found these pictures of a walk we took through some woods near our house and they made me excited to go back soon.
The squirrels were everywhere.
After being trapped indoors all winter our kids could really use this kind of freedom to roam again.
Reflection of the trees in the stream
It was late autumn when we went on this walk, so it will be interesting to see the freshening up that happens with Spring.
We have a hard time getting our kids to wear appropriate clothing. Usually it’s not that big of a deal, like when they want to wear a coat when it’s warm out or sandals in the snow. Sometimes it is a big deal though, like when they decide to wear backless shoes with no socks on their first time riding a new bike.
She managed to tip the bike over and gouge a chunk of skin out of her heel. New rule: Sneakers must be worn when riding a bike!
Our plants are doing awesome! Nearly everything we planted has sprouted.
If they continue growing at this rate we may have to plant them sooner than planned.
Plants in greenhouse
Tray of plants
Our first plant to sprout was lettuce.
Followed by a newly-emerging cucumber plant.
Baby cucumber plant.
It’s really amazing how quickly this process goes!
Although it doesn’t look like much yet, here’s our first tray of planted seeds. Can’t wait to see them spring up!
- Seeds with labels.
Spring is finally on it’s way so it’s time to think about our garden. Last year we bought plants and got them in late so we didn’t get as nice a yield as we would have liked. This year we’re starting early and starting from seeds! We got a pretty big variety of plants so hopefully something will grow.
The other day I connected my camera to the computer and transferred my pictures to my desktop. Afterward, I was looking through the pictures and noticed quite a few pictures that I didn’t take. Huh?
It appears that my kids decided to take some pictures without me knowing. They are really random photos of things around our house. They are of toys, furniture, the floor, etc. I actually really enjoyed the photos because they give me a unique perspective into what my children see and what they find interesting.
I love my kids and their creativity, but I also let them know that it was not okay for them to take daddy’s camera without asking. That was my attempt to teach them respect for other people’s property.
Enjoy the photos.
- These are some of the toys that were on the kids room floor.
- This is a picture from our hallway leading to the front door.
- A kid’s perspective of the dishwasher
- Yes, my kid took a picture of the carpet.
- A picture that my kid took of our front room.