After months, possible years, of grumbling every time my extremely thirsty daughter wanted a drink, I finally hit on a solution. I didn't want her downing Capri-Sun or juice boxes at every turn so I filled 6 cups with juice/water and put them in the fridge first thing in the morning. Then, she can access them at will. If she drinks them all before bedtime, then she has to have water only. Finally! Freedom from drink servitude!
Our 4 day weekend started in Tulsa with a night in a hotel with Grandma Charlotte and Papa (see Lucas in the previous post). Then, we visited Uncle Ty to see his new house. Aunt Lindsey was working so we missed seeing her. I didn't take a picture of their house but Ty took us to a neat park that is in their neighborhood.
After we left Tulsa, we headed to Greenwood, MO to see Uncle Smokey, Aunt Kristy, and Jackson. They took us to the Deanna Rose Children's Farm in Overland Park, KS. This place is a must- see if you are ever in the area! First of all, it's free! They operate on donations. Second, there are many animals for the kids to pet, beautiful flowers everywhere, and play areas galore. Lillian wasn't completely enthused about feeding baby goats.
Lucas turned 7 months on Sat. Here he is in a pile of pillows on a hotel bed.
- No teeth but still drooling like they should be here soon -Today he pulled up on a tub of toys! Yikes! -Has tried a french fry and gummed a cucumber slice -Has decided he definitely doesn't like green vegetables! -Wants to keep up with mobile kids sooo badly! -Loves his walker, especially when he has lots of room to move like the driveway -Reaches out for someone when he wants to be held -Makes all kinds of sounds and noises like he's "talking"
As a person who NEVER wins anything, today will remain in my memory for a long time. On the vintage book site that I frequent, I entered to win a vintage children's book and I won! Imagine my surprise when I checked the site today and saw my booksite listed as the winner. Go here to see what I won.
It has already been a busy morning! While cleaning out my extensive pile of recipes to try, I found one for homemade finger paint. I tried it this morning and Lillian helped by adding the food color. It was so easy! I think this would be great to make to use for Bible class, a kid's party, or anywhere you need a large amount of paint for cheap.
Here is the recipe: Stir 4 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 cup cornstarch together; add 2 cups of cold water, and heat over medium heat until the mixture is thick (the mixture will further thicken as it cools).
Divide into 4 or more containers, and add food coloring as desired. (I used small ziplock containers)
Hurry! I'm posting this late! Go to this site for a chance to win an awesome painting. The colors will look sooooo good in my house and i hope I win! I just discovered this blog from Lindsey's site and it looks really cool.
Both of the L's are with my parents until tomorrow so my (almost) daily posts will be limited. I think I have some pics saved somewhere for a time such as this...I might pull them out. For now, I enjoyed a day of shopping in several stores that are NOT kid-friendly and am looking forward to a full 8 hours of sleep.
The house is a little too quiet...I wonder what they're doing without me :(
I started a new blog today to honor my love of reading. Head over and check it out at The BookWorm. I will post about anything related to books and I encourage many comments and feedback! I want to increase the genres I read; I tend to get stuck in ruts. Add it to your growing list of blogs, email, etc. that you check everyday and let's talk about books!