Day Twenty – *sigh* Is It Day 20 Already?

July 2, 2008 at 11:38 pm (Uncategorized)

We started our day with a fun little breakfast item – blueberry muffin cones!

So simple, so fun, so tasty!   Both girls really liked them, and I  don’t think Emily has EVER eaten a muffin before.  Must be the ice cream cone.  Hmmm.  What else can I put in a cone for  her?

We used one  of the Betty Crocker muffin mixes that comes  in a little bag.  The  “just  add water” type.  Then we just  spooned  the  batter  in the cones and baked as directed.  The girls basically did it by themselves (obviously except for the  oven part).

Isabelle is such a little “mom” when they do things  like this together.  She makes sure Em gets a turn to stir or pour, she gives gentle  little reminders when Em is about to make a mess.  And she gets very proud when  Em can do something all by herself.

This is what happens when you try to re-create a spontaneous little “All Right Emily!  You did a great  job stirring that!  Hi-Five” moment.

Next attempt…

Then  it all collapsed into giggles from  all three of us.


After a nice breakfast and  Emily’s  treatment, we made our weekly trip to the library.  It is so nice to see how well behaved Emily can be there.  She is all about finding a few  books then  sittting  at the little table to read.  Both of them made good book choices this week. And, we got some  fun kid’s cd’s to  listen to and copy.

This was supposed to be a beach day for Isabelle and some of the neighbor kids.  But, while we were at the library it started to storm.  So, we nursed her disappointment with  a HUGE glazed doughnut at our favorite llittle bakery called Sweet Creations.  Ummmmmmm.  It smells so good in there. 

After lunch, Isabelle played outside with the new  neighbors and a few other kids.  They ended up at our house to do “shrinky dinks.”  Remember shrinky dinks?  Watching the four girls do them today made me realize that Shrinky DInks  just might  be the  Best Toy  Ever. (In stark contrast to Moon Sand which is  the WOrst Toy Ever)  How cool is it to watch as your artwork shrivels, twists, shrinks  and flattens?  The colors look so cool when they are done.  It’s hard to get a Shrinky Dink that doesn’t work out right.  The  girls all decided to make necklaces for their moms.  We’ll  have to finish then next week after I find some beads to add to their creations.

And, now, I am  off to  bed.  I  can’t keep my eyes open.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

1 Comment

  1. Lourdes said,

    I’m a teacher also-high school English-and I too count the days of summer. It seems that every year it goes faster and faster. I wonder if it feels this way to my students too? I hope you enjoy your next 42 days with your adorable little girls!
    Counting in Miami,

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