Sunday, December 14, 2008

Little Reminders

Our house has been full of the Christmas Spirit this morning
with the making of our families' favorite Christmas Slush!
It's one of our best-loved traditions.
So the trick to this recipe is remembering to stir while freezing.
While we cleaned up, I gave the girls their charge:
REMIND MOMMY TO STIR THE SLUSH
and here we have it.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Learning from previous experiences

I took the kids to the playground yesterday and they insisted on playing in the sand volleyball court, to which I conceded. They had a fun time; Abbie especially enjoyed making sand smoke...well "enjoyed" may be up for debate. See for yourself - watch for her in the top left corner of the screen.

video

The incredible thing was how she could be seen rubbing her eyes immediately before making the second cloud of sand smoke. Dallin had a different kind of repetition going on. Apparently he was conducting an experiment to see if the flavor of the sand differed from one part of the court to another. I managed to catch one of his trials on video.

video

Sand and all, the trip to the playground was a success. Unfortunately, we won't have a lot of opportunities to repeat the experience in the coming months. (Of course we will eventually have sledding - woohoo!)