Not only is today the shortest day of the year, it is also Crossword puzzle day! Click here to see the Nativity puzzle and print it out. Have fun and please let me know how you did!
At the Goshen library we wrote Santa notes and I wrote asking for green snow and my walk and driveway shoveled. In a few days I got a note just saying Santa and his elves were having fun and that I was on the nice list.
A few Sundays ago, we went to get our Christmas tree. Then we went to see Santa. I asked again for green snow, and my driveway and walk shoveled. Santa asked if I wanted a shovel, but I told him that he could do it or his reindeer or elves could shovel it. Then Santa asked me what else I want, I said I wanted a fresh watermelon. Santa said he would try. Then the rest of us asked for snow and other things, especially baby alpacas. Then we went home, and decorated our new Christmas tree.
I know Santa is not real but it is fun seeing him and asking for snow.
Today it snowed for the first time this year. Megan and I made snowmen. The bigger one of mine was creeping up to the other one. Then I destroyed them with snowballs. Now they are melted. We had fun with our snowman.
- 3 cups Corn Chex
- 3 cups Crispixs
- 2 cups white cheddar cheez-its
- 2 cups oringanl cheez-its
- 2 cups Wheat Chex
- 3 cups Nacho Cheese Bugles
- 2 1/3 cups Pretzel Sticks
- 2 cups Garlic Bagel chips, broken in half
- 1 1/2 stick Butter
- 5 Tbl coconut oil
- 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 10 dashes Tabasco Sauce
- 5 cloves mashed garlic (we cooked it before hand)
- 1 teaspoon of your favorite seasoned salt recipe*
- 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
Put all the crunchy stuff in a big bowl and mix very well.
Melt the butter and coconut oil over low heat. Add the garlic and start browning the butter.
Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. We like it with less salt, so you might want to add more.
Put crunchy stuff on cookie sheet with sides and pour butter with seasonings over while stirring.
Bake at 250 degrees until mix is dry (about 1 hour and a half) Stir every so often. Cool and store in an airtight container, and be sure to share (If you don’t, do not eat it all at once otherwise you will get a tummy ache)!
*We made it using; 2 Tb Salt, 1/2 tsp Paprika, 1/4 tsp Turmeric, 1/4 tsp Onion powder, 1/4 tsp Garlic powder. It makes about 3 or 4 baches of Chex mix
We made a density experiment were we put some different weighted liquids on top of each other and see what goes on what.
The first time we did it we put in; fake maple syrup, corn syrup, milk, soup, water and rubbing alcohol. The milk messed it up. We think it was too light because it was 2% milk. And we realized the fake maple syrup went over the corn syrup.
The next time we did it we took away the milk and put in the corn syrup first. Here are the colors in order:
- Purple & Clear = Corn Syrup
- Brown = Fake Maple Syrup
- Green = Dish Soap. Blue = H²O
- Yellow = Vegetable Oil
- Pink = Rubbing Alcohol
After we layered the liquids we put in the objects. We put in a ping-pong ball, a cork, a die, a pencil, a popcorn kernel, a bead, a eraser, and a ring.
I thought it was neat to see how everything “floated”.
Here are the answers to the jokes I asked yesterday.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
- To see a man lay bricks.
What is the difference between a fish and a piano?
- If they answer “You can tune a piano but you can’t tune a fish” say “Yes you can, just change it’s scales. If they say “I don’t know.” you say “You can tune a piano but you can’t tuna fish.
Why did the snakes stay in the ark even though God said “Go forth and multiply”?
- They were adders.
Who is a better boxer, a bean, or a bird?
- The bean, He’s no chicken.
How many jugglers does it take to change a light bulb?
- One, but he uses at least three bulbs.
The other day Daddy, Mark, and I had a joke competition. Mark won but I got second place.
If you do not know any good jokes or need some new ones here some are to get you thinking:
- Why did the chicken cross the road?
- What is the difference between a fish and a piano?
- Why did the snakes stay in the ark even though God said “Go forth and multiply”?
- Who is a better boxer, a bean, or a bird?
- How many jugglers does it take to change a light bulb?
I will post the answers tomorrow 🙂
If you have any jokes, I would love to try to guess them. Please add them to the comments 🙂 Thanks!
For a few weeks we babysat our cousin Jonathan when Grandma and Grandpa went on vacation. At first he was not happy coming over, but soon he had LOTS of fun and liked seeing the butterflies and goats. He taught us that butterflies say “Ahrrrrr”. We also went to the dump and he saw and talked about the birds and the trucks. Then we went to the library, Jonathan sat and looked at the fish with Audrey.
Another day we were playing in the sprinkler, Jonathan was having lots of fun. He liked running under the sprinkler when it made arches that you can walk through. He also enjoyed it when we dumped water over his head.
Later we went to the park with him and played on the playground. He tried all the slides and climbed up a net-like latter. We went up the tower and Jonathan ran up and down the slope. He liked playing with bubbles, and when we left he was exhausted. I had fun being a babysitter in training.