Cultivating Knowledge in Mommy's Garden

Following the adventures of two little girls and their mommy, as they learn and create together!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sprouts and Chickens Day 5

We started a new experiment this last week, growing sprouts!  I don’t know what was wrong with me, but I didn’t take any pictures of the growing.  But I did take pictures of….
Chicken and sprout rollups! 
Broccoli and mung beans, Yum!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chicken Hatching Day 4

 Chicken Hatching Day 4

Candling the eggs on Day 4.

I accidentally dropped one of the eggs and it cracked, so we put it on a plate.  We could see the little heart beating.  You can see it in the video below.  

Morning work board.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Chickens Day 3 and Kitchen Work

 Day 3 chicken progress.

 Banana chips in the dehydrator.

 Cutting practice.
 Peeling potatoes and cutting green peppers. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Chicken Hatching Project

On February 20th, we began our Chicken Hatching Project.  We were generously offered an incubator from a friend, and got eggs from another friend that has chickens.  The girls are excited to learn about how chickens develop.

Marking the eggs so we can keep track of our turning.

The eggs in the incubator.

Data chart for keeping track of temperature, water level, turning.

Turning the eggs for the first time. 

Daily work board.  

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Valentine Tea Party

Pancakes for breakfast again :)

Selena asked if she could host a Valentine's Party for her friends and family.  We discussed what she would have to do (invitations, decorations, food, favors, cleaning, etc), and discussed a budget ($25).  She went to Walmart and the Dollar Tree to pick up items for the party (ingredients for food, plates, napkins, plastic ware, favors).  Of Selena’s $25 budget, she spent $20.76!  With her extra money, she helped pay for lunch for Grandma, Great Grandma, Mommy, and Abby.  A couple of the items were left over from last year and a great little company called Hug A Bug Ink donated the teas.
Place setting
Chris came to visit
The decorations that Selena and Mommy sewed on the sewing machine.

More decorations
Set table
Yummy goodie~ Cherry Chip cupcakes, sugar cookies with red sprinkles inside, some store bought goodies that were donated to her, and heart Rice Krispie hearts.
Grandpa sent some flowers

The party was a huge success!  She had so much fun planning and having her party.  We didn't take pictures, but we had a candy heart bingo game to play.  Thank you Selena for planning such a fun party!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s breakfast
Opening gifts
Selena’s stash of party things.
Chris came to visit