Monday, May 11, 2009

A Science Experiment, Toddler Style

We participated in the "Unplugged Project" last week.  The theme was 'science'.  Our neighbour came over with her daughter and we did a little twist on the old baking soda and vinegar experiment.

We mixed vinegar with food colour, a little bit of dish soap, glitter, and of course, the baking soda.  The dish sap caused a volcano-like reaction that was really cool to watch.  The glitter was a bit small and unnoticeable, but the colours were great, and the kids had tons of fun mixing and pouring once the reactions had petered out.

Lindsay has tons of pictures and even a little video of the kiddos  in this post.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Snapshot Sunday

Tomatoes and zucchini
Papa's bonsai planters
What we did last night

These cars are awesome....Automoblox.  My kid loves them, I love them, Ian loves them.  You can put them together in so many creative ways.

See Sarah for how it began.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

My New Niece

My sister Devan had her first baby on May 6th - a beautiful little girl.  

She had the baby in hospital, and delivered under her own power with no drugs, no epidural.  Labour began spontaneously.  Way to go Devan!  She laboured in a jacuzzi tub, walked, and was able to utilize natural positions like squatting, standing, all fours, and pulling on a rope.  The baby was immediately put skin to skin.  

Did I mention all that in a hospital?  This particular place even uses cloth diapers instead of disposables.  And baby "roomed in" for the entire nursery visits and wasn't even taken away for a bath.  If only every woman who delivers in hospital could have an experience like that.

Here's a picture:  


Avery Jane Mitchell
2:33pm, Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
8 lbs 4 oz

Avery Jane has always been one of my favourite girls names. Alas, I have boys, so I named my first born son Abhainn (Ay-vin). Now there are four cousins, three with 'A' names! Abhainn (2 1/2), Abigail (20 months), Fearghus (3months), and new Avery.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bikram's Yoga Cake

My most recent job was for a community potluck at a local yoga studio. This cake features all 26 of the Bikram yoga style poses, and the topper is the studio's logo. 

The top tier (6 in) is vegan vanilla, the middle (8 in) is lemon, and the bottom (10 in) is chocolate.

All the decorations are made by hand.  All the figures are freehand.