that doesn't matter to anyone but me, but it does matter to me, so i'm determined to strum and hum along again.
it is 9:59 in the morning, and i have no idea where this day shall go.
but this seems like a good spot for pausing for a moment to contemplate magic and learning and seeking joy, doesn't it?
so let's begin.
mmm, we've made strawberry cupcakes this morning. we haven't made them in a while, and they've been on mine and maddie's list for a couple of weeks, now. we get our recipe here.
madd watched Bambi.
her mama added new solution to our dwindling pot of bubbles.
after a trip downstairs to find something interesting, we came up with a box....
and so chemistry play.
salt, vinegar, colors, baking soda, goldenrod paper, ammonia, milk, cold and hot water, pipettes, funnels, corn starch, pie pan, test tubes, distilled water, mad scientist goggles...
"What does 'acids and bases' mean?"
Let's go to chem4kids, shall we?
and computer game play...
online super smash brothers brawl for trevy
and plants vs. zombies for madd.
and our good friend Bill Nye over toast.
and after toast.
love that book!and during pattern making.
DinoRun with Cousin.
love you Megan. you can't move to Maine.
but logging in was really petty damned funny....
"Use a 'u', Mom."
What?, I think. Fine. ''TrevUlyn.
"Use 'U', Mom!"
"Mom!! Use a U!"
oohhhh. 'derby' is spelled, in kid language -of course!- with a 'u'. silly mama. 'dinodUrby'.
:) sheesh. rolls eyes.
while Cousin Love was going on...
"Mom... will you play Super Mario Brothers with me?"
readin' a numbers book.
because he found it. and was curious.
"Mom. So thin... like this.... means it isn't stable. An thick... means it is stable." This was Maddie.
"Well.... it depends. Some things, like metal, can be thin, and very stable."
"But... like, ice... if it is thiiiiiis thin, it isn't stable..."
"Right. Thin ice is unstable. Correct."
hmmm. more chemistry. think you?
daddy gets back from skiin'--we're totally going with next time. we gave him this one for himself.
"Hey.... ready to go to the park, to fly kites?" We ask while he's unloading his gear.
Whaaaa?, he's thinkin', but we inerrupt with, "Or swimming? Or bowling?"
Bowling it is!
physics and geometry. and just our style.
totally. that will do.
to hot baths and quiet computer time, as we choose.
and art. can't forget that.
and now the babies are playin' quiet and friendly-like and the mama and daddy are heading to bed for a documentary.
it's a damned fine life, friends.
and that will do.