Monday, November 10, 2014

Silly Putty Recipe

Today we made silly putty, or as Silas calls it "silly puddin'." The first recipe we tried didn't turn out so great and our silly putty was stiffer than the stuff I remember. So in an effort not to rob my kids of a real silly putty experience we tried again.  

Here is the recipe that worked:

1 whole bottle of  8oz glue...then add a few drops of food coloring and stir...
 ...pour glue into 1/2 tsp of borax mixed with a 1/4 cup of warm water and stir...
...keep stirring, drain liquid, knead...and BAM here it is...
The green was our second attempt!
 "Silly puddin' is SO fun!"

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ONE month.

*eats every 3-4 hours.
* wakes up 1 to 2 times at night to eat and now goes back to sleep.
*prayed for a cuddler, and got a cuddler.
*loves his swing...especially for naps.
*started smiling at 2 weeks, especially towards Silas.
*wearing 3 month clothes, because he's super long.

Silas and Lois have been awesome with Asa. Silas is really great about helping bring me things. Lois wants to help with everything, like changing diapers and getting him dressed, and even feeding Asa. Silas told me one morning that Lois fed Asa a pancake, and sure enough 2 week old Asa was chewing on a pancake! 

So what is it like going from 2 to 3 kids?

It's feels normal, yet crazy at the same time. Maybe crazy just is the new normal.
These past 4 weeks are a reminder of my need for God's grace not just in raising my children, but in everything!

           I am weak but He is strong!


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Backyard Scavenger Hunt

In an effort to soak up these last few weeks of summer and the warm weather, we went on a backyard scavenger hunt! Silas and Lois loved it! Silas was a little disappointed though that we couldn't find a deer in our backyard. :)

And in the meantime, Asa got to enjoy an uninterrupted nap!

Monday, September 15, 2014

My Big Kids

During this transition of becoming a family of five, Jack and I have started referring to Silas and Lois as 'the big kids.' Jack will offer to take the 'big kids' with him when he goes out somewhere. 

How did Silas and Lois become my 'big kids?'

For the past few weeks since Asa's been born, we've been inside more and so I've been trying to come up with some fun activities for the kids to do. I had an extra canvas and we put strips of painter's tape on it, and then the kids got to take turns painting a color in each shape.

The kids loved pulling off the tape, and seeing that they made art!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014