Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
This past Saturday the 500 Babies went to their first sporting event! Daddy was playing in a softball tournament and the kids were thrilled to get to go watch. In my mind, it was going to go like this: We go to the first game at 11:00, sit on a blanket, each a picnic lunch, watch the game, go home and take naps. I figured the team would have another game or so and Billy would be home by the time the kids woke up.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Ever since we received a copy of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar for Christmas, I knew we absolutely had to do caterpillar and butterfly crafts ASAP. Of course around here ASAP somtimes means 5 months...
I do just love listening to the kids saying "cocoon" - it's the cutest thing ever. They go like this, "Koo-KOON!" I make them say it over and over: Koo-KOON! Koo-KOON! (Yes, I know that technically butterflies form a chrysalis and moths form cocoons, but the book says cocoon so that's what we're going with for now. And if you want to know like I did why the book uses incorrect vocabularization click here.)(And if at least one person finds the humor in the fact that I used a made-up word for a word that means um, words, then I can sleep in peace tonight. Can you tell it's late? Can you tell that the father of my children has been excessively busy lately, meaning I've been parenting solo waaaayy too much this week???) <crickets chirping> Sigh.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
He turned off all the lights, created a Dance/Club Music station on Pandora and played strobe light videos from YouTube. We ate grilled weiners on sticks (with 4 different dipping sauces because he knows I'm a fool for dipping sauces! oh yeah) and drank ice cold beverages.
We grooved to a couple of songs and then I remembered we had some unused glow sticks from our trip to the coast a few weeks back. I'm telling you, the glow sticks took the night to the next level. See for yourself:
Friday, May 7, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I briefly had a moment of confusion trying to figure out the correct terminology: do you shuck corn or do you husk it? Anyone else have that problem? Just me? Oh. Anyway, thanks to Google, I learned that's it's both. Now that that's cleared up, my children would like to demonstrate the task of shucking/husking corn:
Begin by peeling back the outer layers of the husk. Wearing a sailor hat upside down will help you concentrate.