Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Beach part two

Lincoln fell asleep on the way to the beach. Now he naps in the sand
under the tent in the breeze.


Lincoln at the beach. You can see theclean up crew behind him picking
up tar balls!

Friday, June 18, 2010

World Cup

Lincoln was really in to the World Cup, until USA lost!  What a bummer!


Yep!  From the garden, and they were delicious.  Made a perfect side dish for two!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Reading with the man!

What a sweet guy! He loves reading with his mommy...even if the book
ISA little cheesy. :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Lincoln is getting good at his baths. He especially likes to wrap up
in a warm towel when he us done.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Just some pictures

He loves to have his picture taken.  The camera makes a little noise when it is focusing, and he loves it.  Makes him giggle.  When he is done though, he is done, and is not shy about letting you know no more pictures.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

One Potato, Two Potato

One Potato, Two potato 3 potato more! We harvested 6 potatoes from the garden, and hopefully some more! They were really tasty, boiled then sauteed in butter and garlic for a fresh side dish to a pork tenderloin. We might not have enough potatoes for an army, but as a side dish they were delish!
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Thursday, June 3, 2010


Maybe not, but we sure had fun.

Art project!

Today I wanted to do something really different.  Maybe it was crazy, but I think it was crazy awesome!  I made homemade finger paints for Lincoln.  Two reasons, one, I did not want to go to the store, and two, how fun is that!
It took about 15 minutes start to finish, that includes mixing, cooking, coloring.  I learned many things when I worked at the Montessori school.  One of them was how to prepare for an art project with toddlers.  This art project the first with Lincoln, was no exception to the rule of Be prepared.

So after I made the paints, I set up the painting area complete with newspaper to protect the floors, and a bowl of water and towel for quick and easy clean up!
Then I just had to wait for Lincoln to wake up so that we could paint!!!
He was pretty interested in the newspaper.  So he played with that until I got the plastic wrap off the top of the paints.  Once I got the paints out and in his reach he had a great time of squishing the paint around the construction paper.  Much to my surprise his attention for this project lasted just as long or longer than any of the 2 year old kids that I had the chance to paint with!  I was pretty excited.
The recipe for the paint was so easy.
You will need a few things that I would guess are already in the pantry.

recipe for finger paint:
3 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 cups of cold water

Mix sugar and cornstarch in a pot, turn on heat to low-med.  Add water, stir, cook until thickens, about 7-10 minutes.  Don't over cook it or your paints will be too thick.  Pour into muffin tin, cool then color as desired.  This would be great with toddlers that want to help make their own colors.  
Easy and Fun project for a rainy day.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lincolns Pet, he has not yet met.

Today we found a turtle in the pool!
He was hiding in our pool filter.  How cute, he is just a little bigger than a half dollar, and the colors are so bright!  Lincoln will get to see him tomorrow.  Anyone know what kind he is?