Category Archives: Daily

Flying Kites

We went to the park and flew kites. Only one worked and all of us played with it. The wind blew good then it stopped and kept blowing good then stopping. We had a contest on who could keep it up the longest. We do not know if Andrea or I won. Once we were done we had doughnuts for lunch.

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day -15 May!

    Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie day! I made some cookies with Megan. They are delicious. Here is how you make them:

    • 1 Cup Butter
    • 3/4 Cup Sugar
    • 3/4 Cup Brown sugar (We use 3/4 Cup sugar and add some molasses)
    • 1 Egg
    • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
    • 2 1/4 Cups flour
    • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
    • 1 Cup Chocolate chips plus more for on the top

 

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Beat together butter, sugars, and egg
  3. Add flour, soda, and salt. Mix well
  4. Fold in 1 Cup Chocolate chips the sough will be stiff
  5.  Drop on a ungreased cookie sheet and put 2 or 3 chocolate chips
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes until edges are golden brown
  7. Remove to cool immediately
  8. Eat when cool***You can roll into 2 inch logs and freeze

    **You can eat when hot but they might burn your tongue

 

Hiking

Two weekends ago, we went to our friends’ house.  We have been friends with the Sellers since Mark was little.

Megan, the older boys, and I made a large train set. It had houses and buildings with it. One Megan used to dump people into trains. Another building turned the trains so it would dump, we dumped Lego people with it. 

On Saturday we went on a hike. The place we hiked had a lot of rocks and caves. We went into a cave and pretended it was very small but it was very big. Another cave had pictures on the rocks. They were neat. There was some snow, and we had snowball fights. One snowball smacked me right in the face and my nose was cold for a few seconds. We had lots of fun.

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Air Museum

Friday, Mark had a meeting in Kalamazoo. Daddy discovered that there was an air museum just down the road from his meeting. So we went for a field trip!

The museum had a lot of planes and other space craft. There were three rooms. The first room had planes and some fake hot air balloons. On one there were the first (fake) living things that went on a hot air balloon, a sheep, a rooster, and a dog. There was lots of airplanes, one was very small. There also was a plane called a Tiger.

The next room had space craft like rockets. It also showed some of the rooms in a shuttle or like in another space craft.

The third room had some more airplanes, mostly from WWII and some from WWI. On a wall there was a plane between the last two rooms, it looked like it follows you. It was neat.

There was some rides, they were fun. One was a merry-go-around, and another you were went up slowly then you drop down fast. My favorite were the Airplane Simulator. In the Airplane Simulator you use controls to make the plane go up, down and side-to-side. Andrea and I did it together, and I steered most of the time. The last ride we went on was another Airplane Simulator, but you could not control it.

Megan and I made air presser cars. You pumped the pump then pressed a button then the cars race down the track.

There was a kid’s room with large foam blocks. I made a marble run, it would be nicer if there was a ball…

If you want to see more of what we did, check out Megan’s blog!

Sledding hill


The other day there was a lot of snow! So we made a sledding hill. It was a short one because the snow got deep and it took a while to get far. The snow was soft and not packed well so I was one of the last ones to go on it.

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It is raining a lot now and there is a lot of water. It has almost melted.

Snow cave

The other day Megan and I made a snow fort!

The fort was made entirely out of snow.The snow fort was one of the biggest ones we made. It had two doors and was like a short hallway. Thor could even fit in it, it was that big! When he got in and sat down he would lick the sides. He also would also walk through it.

Yesterday the snow started to melt and it rained a lot. Then the fort fell down 🙁 .

Flopsy’s Case File: 020118

I’m sidekick Flopsy. Who am I sidekick to? Detective Thor McGuire, and this mystery is Will the groundhog –are they like a squirrel?– see his shadow? Here are few things to consider;

  • He might see his shadow, so there will be SIX MORE weeks of winter.
  • He might not see his shadow, so it will be spring soon!
  • He might NOT come out. (Would that be six more weeks of winter)?
  • He might have done it in the hall with the revolver! (No, that’s Clue).
  • There might be no more groundhogs 🙁 (That would be awful).

Those are the conditions, let’s look at the the first one: He might see his shadow. That means six more weeks of winter.

Now we need to prevent that so lets look at what makes shadows (Thor taught me that!). Light makes shadows because light cannot bend, and groundhogs and dogs are opaque (That means light cannot pass though us! Thor taught me that too). We just need to find something to block the sun from the groundhog! If we block the sun then that brings us to the next condition.

The next condition is that the groundhog might not see his shadow. That’s no problem, let’s go on to the third one!

This condition states that he might not come out. First we need to set up something like I said at the end of condition one. Then we need him to come out, let’s use groundhog (Or dog if you have none) treats. When he comes out we can see if it is still winter or not.

The fourth condition is that he is playing a game. When he puts away the game he might come out, if he does’t come out try the third condition again.

The last condition is that all the groundhogs are dead. They have been lying to us all this time!

I do not know what what the weather will be like on groundhog day but I hope the weather is nice but I hope it is cloudy enough so there are no shadows so the groundhog will not see his shadow.

It’s too cold.  I want spring!

 

Hide-in-Seek

Flopsy’s autobiography : Chapter 4

Dear Mommy, I love you a lot!!! I have been having lots of fun here.

My new friend, Thor and I play hide and go seek. It is lots of fun! I hide and Thor seeks. It is lots of fun! Here is how we play; Thor counts squirrels quietly but he usually falls asleep. I hide and Thor tries to find me when he wakes up (he is very lazy). Most times he doesn’t  look for me but sometimes he finds me accidentally! That is when it is the most fun.

The other day Nora came over. It was very fun and I enjoyed it. We watched a movie. I think it was called The Love Bug. They kept talking to someone named Herby who never answered but honked a horn instead.

And on Sunday they watched a dragon movie.  I did not watch it. It was very loud and VERY scary! Dragons kept flying at the screen but they never came out into the room. One dragon acted a lot like Thor. 

The kids brush me but I don’t like it unless I am on my bed. Their daddy said I was a silly dog and I wonder if that is a good thing. They still take me out on a leash, but I am getting used to it. 

On Sunday, it was squirrel appreciation day. I showed my appreciation by barking at them a lot. (Yes, I got detention.) It was also National Hugging Day but I did not hug the squirrels! Adrian said that they bite.  I wonder how he knows that?

Thor is having fun with me! We play a lot and have fun too. Thor plays with his KONG and I have no idea how he holds it in his mouth. The kong is that big! It is even bigger than my food dish!

I have learned how to steal Thor’s food! It is easy. The biggest problem is to make sure I do not fall in. The water is not working so well, as I can barely reach it and am afraid that I will drown if I fall in.

I am having lots of fun. I wish you where here to have fun with me and play with me.

I love you and miss you.

Love,

Flopsy