Friday, August 31, 2012

Sewing a bunny

K got the sewing bug again and decided to make a bunny. He drew it, designed it, sewed it, and stuffed it. I was so surprised he stuck with the project all the way through. Even sweeter... He made it for his brother. :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Canning tomatoes

My mom and I just processed two huge boxes of organic heritage tomatoes. We got a great deal on them at a little farm. We dehydrated a big chunk of them and then canned the rest. We also were able to pick 12 pints of raspberries at the farm and froze most of those.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Dehydrated tomatoes.

I've been dehydrating tomatoes like mad these last few days. The local coop has organic heritage tomatoes from a local farmer on sale, so I've been dehydrating away. interestingly they are super good just to eat.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Ocean bin

I dyed rice for the first time. It was easier then I thought. I don't know why I thought there was more steps involved then just stirring rubbing alcohol and dye with rice. Anyway k has been having fun with the ocean. L just wants to throw everything. Ha ha.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Nature table decoration

K and L made this lovely decoration for the table yesterday. They had a great time collecting everything. Now I just hope we didn't bring any ticks in the house. :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ice cube painting

K and I made water color ice cubes yesterday. We filled a try with water and put a drop of water color in each cube, then mixed. It was a really fun project for k, but a disaster for L. L painted for a little while, then became obsessed with eating the ice cubes. K and I have another batch of color cubes waiting for us. I think we will wait for L to nap next time. :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


K made this sweet hedgehog. We got the idea from family fun magazine. He is now sitting out on our deck. K thinks he will make friends with real hedgehogs.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


I took a class on tagging monarch butterflies (k took it too). Now I have 15 tags and a butterfly net. I'm so excited for fall monarch season! I'll post pictures of us tagging once I get going.

Friday, August 10, 2012


I Attempted some new snack foods today. My mom bought me a wonderful dehydrator so I made blueberry fruit roll ups. They taste fantastic but stain the hands. I think I'll go for apple next time. I also made peanut butter protein balls that everyone loved.
Right now I'm making walnut crackers. I'm hoping they turn out fantastic.

Friday, August 3, 2012

K's bag

K's two requests for his birthday were a wooden crane truck and a sewing machine. He has been playing with both non stop. So far k has made a pillow and a bag.