Monday, October 31, 2011

My Last Guest Post on Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports



The final guest post about the kids' and my apple adventures posted Friday at Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports. In the post I share about some apple science and history that we enjoyed learning about, so please click on the link above and check it out! :-)


I also wanted to thank Marina for asking if I'd like to be a guest blogger at Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports. I was honored to be asked and had fun putting the posts together. Thank you! :-)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Another Guest Post at Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports!

My third guest post is up at Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports. This post is my favorite so far! In it I share about all the fun apple crafts and activities the kids and I enjoyed! Please stop over and take a peak :-)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Frugal Fall Garden

This little flower bed usually just has some tulips in the Spring then nothing (or weeds) the rest of the year, but this year I decided to spruce it up a bit for fall :-) After cleaning it out and adding fertilizer (thanks to the steers), we were given mums from Morgan's dance teacher. And since our pie pumpkins didn't come up this year, Grandma let us take some of hers'. For not spending a penny on it, I think it turned out pretty cute! :-)

**Thank you Grandma, Morgan's dance teacher and 'The Boys' (our steers) for our little fall garden! :-)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Second Guest Post at Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports



My second guest post is up at Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports. The post includes some cooking and baking that the kids and I did with the apples we picked at the orchard. Please stop by and see the fun we had! :-)

Friday, October 7, 2011

I'm a Guest Blogger at Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports!

I just wanted to share that I will be a guest blogger at Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports every Friday from today to the end of the October! I'll be blogging about the activities the kids and I have done with apples. Please stop by to see the fun we've been having :-)


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Some Science Fun!

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum came to visit during our town's festival this summer. When I saw they were going to be there, I knew it would be fun to go, since the actual museum is a blast. Plus, I couldn't beat that the kids got to do this all for free! :-)

The kids started off by playing with magnets to see how they work.


Then Morgan got messy with cornstarch and water. Depending on how fast you move it, it is both a solid and a liquid. (I think this is the neatest thing! If you haven't tried it, you should!)


Morgan made water stay in an upside-down pint jar with just a piece of a window screen! (Also super cool!)


Then they were able to stick pencils through plastic bags full of water and see how many they could put in before it started leaking :-)


They also enjoyed shaking 2 sets of bottles to match up the material that was on the inside. (One set of bottles was clear while the other set was brown, so you couldn't see in.)


The last thing they did was cut little rectangular pieces of paper and try to make it as long as possible. (Tough for little ones, but my mom and I had fun giving it a try!)

We spent a good amount of time trying out all the fun hands-on science experiments they had. I never knew that the museum traveled around doing these things with kids before, but I'm glad they do! Definitely worth the trip into town! :-)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Becoming Independent

The little guy who ALWAYS wants me to do things for him asked to button his shirt himself.
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