Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Well, the beauty of the new song is how Ben introduced it. Actually, I would say it's more than beauty, but pure intelligence on his part. He asked Veronica if she wanted to listen to, 'The Waffle Song?' Now, one of her current obsessions is waffles, so the title is an automatic winner. The intelligence is that he renamed The Postal Service cover of "Such Great Heights," to "The Waffle Song," and now Veronica wants to listen to a song that Ben & I don't mind listening to over and over and over again.
As you watch the video below, listen to Veronica asking for "more waffle song."
After dinner and listening to The Waffle Song, she found her Bee Hat, which meant it was outside time as is no matter what the rest of her attire said.
After listening to The Waffle Song over and over and over, she is already having withdrawals.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
This is Veronica listening to her Strawberry Shortcake song. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to capture the dancing.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Grandma found this playset at St. Vinnie's or Goodwill. I'm sure it looked horrible, full of dirt & grime, but Grandma has a knack for redeeming these junkyard prone items.
She decided to mow the lawn, unfortunately, she didn't get very far with her bubble blowing lawn mower. Oh and it's plastic!
Grandma also has a knack for keeping many of the children's old toys or items, which are now perfect for her grandchildren. This little desk was Ben & Amber's desk, and now Veronica can be the second generation Scellick to enjoy a meal or draw a picture at it.
Grandma & Grandpa enjoy going to their restaurant once a week. El Capporal (sp?), which is a Mexican restaurant. This makes Veronica right at home since she gets to celebrate with her people--she's of Mexican heritage (yes we celebrate on the 5th of May). She thoroughly enjoyed her burrito and dipping chips in way too hot salsa.
Luckily, Grandma or Grandpa cleaned her all up before heading out. What a pretty girl! We also celebrated Auntie Mimi & Uncle Bob getting engaged!
After a long day of playing, eating, playing, reading, playing, very little sleep, and more playing...it is time for bed. Some children are happy about bedtime & bathtime...
...while other children are not so happy about bedtime or bathtime.
We plant baby flowers and they are so much more beautiful than those flowers you find in nature.
Here's Veronica with her Auntie Mimi. Many people say Veronica looks like Ben, but those of us who know Amber understand that she looks more like her aunt.
Another baby flower, or maybe a toddler flower.
Veronica loves the 'David' books, so she received this book for Easter and of course, she had to read it right away. Please disregard my apparrel, I took a break for cooking and look like this without a shower.
On to the Easter Egg Hunt. I believe this is post hunt, but super cute.
Veronica would pick up her egg and open it up, the jellybeans fell out, and she would continue on in this vain. She finally found her first hardboiled egg (what you see below). She picked it up, examined it, and then tossed it aside.
Here's one of the coveted plastic eggs.
Veronica can't have all the fun, so we introduce to you...SUPER CADENCE!!!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
*She lets out a major laugh when I tickle her neck.
*She lights up when mommy sings.
*She also lights up when she sees her sister.
*As she's getting drowsy laying on mama she starts babbling in that sweet baby tone.
*Whenever she wakes up she's still proving to be happy with a smile.
*Her hair makes you tempted to stroke your hands through it (just ask Veronica).
*When she giggles and turns her head with a huge smile and brings her legs up toward her chest.
*She grabs her foot to put in her mouth.
*Her sweet disposition.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This is what you need...
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 cups Elmer's glue
Food Coloring (use as much food coloring as possible to really come out in the gak)
Mix all of these together completely.
4 tsp Borax
1 1/3 cups warm water
Mix together until completely dissolved.
Pour bowl 1 into bowl 2, but don't mix.
Lift Gak out and knead into shape.
**you can find borax in the detergent aisle at the grocery store, normally under name Mule 20.
Safety of Borax
The following recipes contain Borax, which is a toxic substance. The experiments should not be done in the kitchen nor near food or food preparation areas. Limit the time children are exposed to it, and tell them never to put it near their mouths, nor eat until their hands are washed. If they have an upset stomach or rash afterwards, push fluids, and the symptoms should go away. When interest has waned, use to kill ants somewhere away from children and pets.
**We used about 15 drops of blue and it only came out as a pale blue, so seriously you need to add tons of food coloring.
**Also, we added food coloring to bowl 2, but I think it's better to add it to bowl 1, which would probably bring out more of the color and give you a base for whether you should add more or not.