Sunday, November 14, 2010

Randoms

We get a big basket of books from the library weekly and go through them. I am always so surprised at how many books from our stack we read once and put in the "not reading this one again" pile. We like these two from our current batch of books so I thought we'd share since its sometimes hard to find good ones.


 Our first and only pumpkin from our first garden. Isn't it a cutie.

Every kid should do this once in their life. It was so fun to pop eggs into this bottle. We've been getting into science experiments lately.
We turned this egg into rubber with vinegar. It makes the shell soft.
I found this picture on my camera.

Theodore was all tucked into Jane's coat before a walk.

 Found this one on my camera too- a lemur, beaver, and squirrel displayed artistically by my pretty books.
 This one magically appeared on my camera too. Excellent presentation skills.
We roasted chestnuts. Checked it off our bucket list.
O.K. don't laugh at this picture- apparently it was the best Charlie could do. We have made about 12 batches of homemade gummy bears. They are a cinch and the consistency is identical to a real gummy bear. Here's the recipe:

Homemade Gummy Bears
- 1/3 C water in pot.
- Add 2 packets of unflavored gelatin. Mix and let it sit for a minute to absorb the water.
-Add small Jello pack. Mix. Wait 10 minutes.
-Put pot on medium heat for 3-4 min.  Stir until dissolved and becomes a liquid.
-Pour into measuring cup to pour into molds.
-Let molds sit for 3-5 minutes.
-Put in freezer for 10-15 minutes.
-Dust with cornstarch or flour before eating so they don't stick to each other. 

1 comment:

Serena Cherry said...

That happens to us at the library all of the time! That is why we always pick a thousand books...well, maybe not a thousand, but close. Thank you for posting the ones you liked, I will keep an eye out! THere is one book that I am trying to get a hold of that we checked out at the library. It is called How the Porcupine Played Christmas by Joseph Slate. It was a really sweet book, I am going to buy it now for our annual Christmas book purchase (we always buy one every year)! Anyway, fun pictures!