Saturday, December 3, 2011

Daddy's Lab

During our EID Break we were able to finally have our private tour of Casey's lab.  We were all very impressed and are happy to now be able to picture Daddy's work in our minds better.

First we signed in...

then we put on safety goggles.
Eben loved to "Bumpy Table" which is used to steady ones' hands when doing experiements.

Here we are learning about the numbers on gas containers.

Here we are learning about experiemnts which must be done in clean air.
Pilsbury Dough Clean Room Daddy - WE LOVE OUR DADDY!!!!

And here we are experimenting with the sticky mat placed at the entrance to the Clean Room. 
This was a fascinating mat for the kids.

After the tour we let the kids run around campus and explore such things as.....
Spiral Couches

Comfy PoPo Chairs

And Odd B--t Chairs

Never a dull moment with our Daddy and his lab.

Here is a little Therresa funny:  Her classroom Teaching Assistant recently left the school to work at the university.  The art teacher asked Theresa where Ms. Jessica went, and Theresa said "She went to work for the Universe" in all seriousness- too cute!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

In Thanksgiving

We hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving as we did here across the seas.  Two families came to join us and we all contributed to the meal which turned out to be quite scrumptious and plentiful- everyone was able to take home leftovers!

For the kids, the biggest hit was a new recipe from my favorite blog called "Edible Indian Corn.  You'll see it in the pictures and here is the recipe (the kids all loved it and came back for more):

  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 4 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 5 cups of puffed corn cereal (we used Honey Kix)
  • 1 1/3 cups diced dried fruit (we used raisins and cranberries)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Fruit leather
·         Instructions: In a large pot, melt butter and mini marshmallows over low heat.  This takes about 5 minutes.  Using buttered hands, shape each treat by pressing 1/3 cup of the mixture around a Popsicle stick.   Add fruit leather husks to the bottom of the ear, slightly moistening them to help them stick if needed.   Makes approximately 15 treats.

 Most of the following pictures are of all the Thanksgiving crafts the girls did before the dinner; from trees for Calico to dressing the dolls! 

The last picture in this series was taken at Building Blocks by the twins' teacher- we are so thankful for her and all the staff there because Eben and Eleanor really enjoy attending and are so loved and cared for by all the workers.