Wednesday, June 18, 2014


This morning we made slime. We followed loosely the recipe for Frozen Silly Putty . I went to search for glitter and of course found it AFTER we finished so we went without. 

 We used
  • 1 bottle 4 oz of glue
  • about half a cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of HOT water
  • several drops of pink/purple food coloring
  • about 1/2 tsp of borax

 In the first bowl we mixed the half cup of water, glue and food coloring and in the second was the hot water and borax.
 Mix it all up, kind of slow at first and more and more. It thickens while sitting. 

throw in a selfie by a little girl who was bored while waiting.

And we get slime! 

This will only last awhile before a ton of stuff gets mixed in and gets to become unusable.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Out of the mouth of babes

" Mama, can you do my hair today?" came from a little voice over the weekend.

" Well depends on what you are wanting. I can try" ( she has been known to ask for ornate crazy things for hair that is super long and impossible with her little bob)

" Mama, I want you to do my hair like black people"

............. * kids and husband chuckling in the background*

" Well what do you mean honey?"

" Like a little BLACK GIRL MAMA!" as she hands me her hands overflowing with colorful barrettes and half of them stuck in her hair as is. 

After over a half hour searching Mr. Google. we finally figured out together that she really only wanted rainbow beads and or hair clips in her hair. It is amazing to me how children do not think negatively about other races and embraces it and wants to share a similarity, like rainbow hair. It was a very proud mama moment for me as our families come from some prejudice backgrounds and to have my daughter want to look like that encourages me that I'm doing something right with her. So sure enough we are going to have "black people hair". 

After 3 attempts we only were able to get her hair braided but she seems quite happy with the results. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Photography project - May

I am making a conscious effort to create a new month long project for Koda for her photography. She is often the type of person that needs a push to step outside her comfort zone before she will come out and say " oh that was really cool and fun. I like that."

Our first project I found on Pinterest ( go figure). Many have seen the type of cool, trendy word art that is created in black and white photography as they piece together the letters individually.

Koda's word for this project was "forever".