Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Writing Haiku

Marti was reading Spiderwort and The Princess Of Haiku, which is a story in The Fairy Chronicles, recently and came downstairs to ask if we could write Haikus. We looked up "the rules" on wikipedia and discovered that it is 5 sylables, 7 sylables, then 5 sylables and lots of other interesting things.

So, I wrote two off the top of my head to "warm us up".

Beautiful Marti
She is my pride and my joy
I love her a lot.

Her hair is so blonde
Her eyes are beautiful hazel
My little Lilly.

Then, Marti and I wrote one together

Fairy Chronicles
Marigold is so pretty
Her gift is special.

Marti wrote one herself.

Pizza and Ice Cream
They are very delicious
I like them a lot

Lilly and I wrote one as well.

I love them because
Horses are very pretty
I want to pet them

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


My husband decided one day to collect wood to make staffs and wands with. The girls wanted to help. So far, all they have done is chop a few pieces with a hatchet, but they are enjoying it anyway.



Easter Egg Hunt in May

Lilly asked, pretty much out of nowhere, if we could do another Easter Egg Hunt.


So, we walked the 10 minutes to the nearest non-scary store (we don't live in a great neighborhood) and bought airheads, laffy taffy, and bazooka gum. Came home, filled the eggs together, I hid them then we hunted and ate :)

Filling the eggs...





And Eating...



Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Today we attempted slime

Definitely 5 stars. They turned down playing with the neighbor kids to make slime with mom. I know that Sunday is mother's day on the calendar, but in my world, I beg to differ!

Here is the recipe we used and we got it from here

What you'll need:

  • Wire whisk
  • 1 cup all purpose glue
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon tempera paint, your choice of color
  • Borax

How to make it:

  1. Mix together with wire whisk the all purpose glue, water, and tempera paint. I used the powdered tempera, but the liquid works just as well -- just don't mix the powdered too thin.
  2. Mix separately 1/3 c. water and 1/2 tsp. borax. Slowly pour borax mix into glue mix.
  3. Let stand a few minutes, then knead. Pour off any remaining liquid. Store in plastic bags.
  4. Repeat for different colors.


As in all recipes, results can vary depending on humidity, conditions, etc. Please try any recipe out before attempting in a group setting.

Then, of course our pictures from the event...



Look at that face!


In this one you will notice that I circled a peice of slime in the process of falling off the table. How cool is that capture? A priceless smile and a priceless moment in time captured "on film".