The day before yesterday we went to Mrs. Klaussen’s house.Â She is a neighbor.Â She taught us how to make soap! It is EASY!
Before we got there she mixed some lye with water. It is dangerous! It looked like crystals. Then she let it cool.
We used a scale and added olive oil, coconut oil and palm oil together. We had to be accurate on the amounts used. We melted it on the stove and then I mixed it to cool it down.Â Mark held the thermometer.
Mrs. Klaussen poured the lye in and Momma mixed it.Â We put in peppermint smell. After Momma stirred a little more, Mrs Klaussen poured it into cookie molds and milk cartons to mold it.
Then we put a piece of cardboard on top and then we put blankets over it so it could keep warm. Then we went home and let it sit for a day.Â
The next morning we went to Mrs. Klaussen’s house and took it out of the molds and cut it. One of the soaps has “recycle” on it. That’s my favorite.
We now let the soap sit for three days because it is poisonous. It is very acidy and could hurt you. We have to use plastic gloves to touch it. In three days we turn it and let it air out some more. We have to let it air for three to six weeks before using it.
I like Cheerios. I prefer regular, but I like Honey Nut Cheerios too. They are my favorite breakfast cereal. I have liked them since I was little. Here is a story from when I was little.
By Audrey, age 3 (26 September 2007)
I put the Cheerios in the bowl. Five bowls from downstairs. I come upstairs with the bowls. I put some Cheerios in there. A lot of Cheerios!
I ran away with them. I was going to MacDonalds. I ran away again. Then I ran away lots of times. I ran some moreâ€¦Some Cheerios ran away too with me. I hold the Cheerios and ran away with them to MacDonalds.
Momma saw me. Momma take a picture. â€œCome over here! No, Donâ€™t get no more Cheerios and run away with them. With lots and lots of Cheerios.â€ Momma put them in the box and put the Cheerios away.
I told Mark, “can you help me ride Andrea’s bike?” So he did! He helped me, he holded me and then he ran with me and let go. I rode for a little bit and fell.
Then I ran inside,”Mom Mom! I rode Andea’s bike!” Momma said, “without me seeing?” She said, “no way! You can’t ride it!”
Then Momma got some brownies ready–she made them yesterday without us knowing–and said they were to celebrate.
Then I showed Mommy. She let me ride on the road. I shouted, “Zoooommmm”. She took pictures. Momma was surprised, because this was the first time someone helped me to learn. When Mommy watched, I had to turn. With trees in the way, I crashed into them. I did not get hurt, Yippee! Then I ate my brownie! It was good.
I liked riding Andrea’s bike. I liked surprising Mom. She was very surprised. I want to get my training wheels off and ride some more!
Today we went to Nature Nuts and learned about groundhogs. Groundhogs are also called woodchucks, whistling pigs and marmots.
Groundhogs eat lots and lots before winter.Â Then they make a hole, get in their hole, plug up their nest and the hole, and then they go to sleep.Â And they snore like this “ashoo, ashooo.”Â Their body temperature goes down really low.Â How long does it go to?Â (Momma remembered that Miss Krista said about 37 degrees Fahrenheit).
We made a fun goody, learned a new song, and pretended we were groundhogs. We learned that “Punxsutawney Phil” jumped out of his hole and when he saw his shadow, said “Winter’s not over for six more weeks!”
Here is a fun treat to make.Â Bake your favorite cupcake and frost it with vanilla icing.Â Cut a hole in the cupcake and stick in a small Almond Joy candy bar. Sprinkle with crushed Oreo Cookie “mud”.Â Decorate with mini M&M’s.Â Share with your family!
We learned this song–Here’s a Little Groundhog (to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
Here’s a little groundhog, furry and brown,
He’s popping up to look around.
If he sees his shadow, down he’ll go.
Then six more weeks of winter – Oh No!!
I hope you like winter!Â I like winter very very much!
We made some vases.Â Then we painted some flowers.Â Then we cut them out.Â Then we glued the flowers on the vases.
You need a dark room.Â Then you put a piece of paper on the wall and then you turn a flashlight on and then you make your silhouette. Then you cut it out and glue it on a big piece of construction paper.Â You make your flowers–we used water paint.Â Then cut them out.Â We glued the flowers on.
I made a picture of me and Daddy.Â I used a white board and markers.