What is the smell from home that you would feel most nostalgic about?
This morning I got a video chat from my girl, who is camping in California with her dad right now. She was just hopping out of the tent to show me around: “So when I […]
My girl came home last night with an assignment to make some kind of model of a cell and its organelles. And we decided to make it out of homemade Jell-o Gummies. The results were not quite as spectacular as we’d hoped, but it’s still kind of cool, the project was LOTS of fun, and I think a few tweaks would make it awesome. My friends asked for a how-to, so here you go. Just note, this process is still under development!
This assignment is easy peasy, since I’m lucky enough to already have my two favorite dream readers right here with me. My kids have read and re-read my blogs more faithfully than anyone I know, and in fact they’re part of the reason I’m finally taking this course!
My girl showed me an awesome trick today: by twisting a nearly-empty water bottle at its middle, you can make the water inside it boil. Watch out for that lid when it pops, not to mention the escaping steam! We recommend trying this outside, and wearing the wrapper like an upcycled wristband. 😉
Two other neat tricks to try:
“Bye, Mom! Feel free to take some candy from my drawer!” “Haha, sweet girl, I don’t need to eat your candy. Thanks though.” “No really, Mom. It’s a great stress reliever.” If she weren’t still […]
“Mary, don’t criticize Mom for her Utah accent.”
Never thought I’d hear my kids say that! Utah accent? Me? I guess I did grow up in “American Fark” — though I’ve never heard anyone under age 82 call it that seriously.
This criticism was invoked when I said “Settlers of Catan” with three syllables in Settlers.
Mary calls it “Set-lers” instead.
How do you say it? 😛
I get my kids all week this week, so I took some time off work for “vacation.” But did I take them to Disneyland? No. Amid hikes, home organization, a birthday (mine!), a wedding (not […]
If you don’t know me, my name is Ethan. I am Velda’s son, and I love to program. Really, my mom didn’t teach me how to program… she just helped me get interested, find tools, […]
Ethan just sang the first verse of a ditty he’s learning in music class: “There was an old lady lived over the sea And she was an island queen Her daughter lived off in a […]