Jaidyn cant have the cake when we get store-bought, so I always make her a crockpot hot fudge sundae cake which is DIVINE. It makes its own hot fudge sauce as it cooks. Yep. Its as yummy as it sounds. If you want the recipe, it'll cost ya $1,000....... =)
We have had so much fun learning about South America and the Amazon Rainforest. SO much to learn!!
We made a rainforest picture today showing all the layers of the rainforest. Each girl got to draw and color a 'layer' of the forest from emergent, all the way down to the herb/floor layer.
Here is our finished product. For today. You can click on it to enlarge. We plan to add more animals into the various layers over the next week.
Well, here is our Science experiment one week out. And it did the opposite of what it was suppose to do! Partly my fault though. We were suppose to set the cups in a warm place but there is NO warm place in our house and I didnt even think to set them outside during the day. DOH! Anyway, I explained to the girls what was SUPPOSE to happen and why, to which the older 2 both said 'yeah, we already knew that ma'....GRRR! Why bother!!?? I guess I should just be thankful that I have some smart little cookies on my hands =)
I plan to watch this tonight and if its acceptable, the girls will watch it tomorrow. I have watched Jeff Corwin before but I cant remember if I felt he was appropriate for the girls to watch....anyone?
Running has been going great. I am on week 3, day 3 of my training plan (Hal Higdon's 15K plan which you can see HERE
I actually had my best run yet-time wise. A 2 mile run in 19:20! I usually run a mile in 10:45-11:00 minutes so this was really good for me. I have been biking 1-2 days a week for 5-10miles and am doing the elliptical 1-2x a week as well.
I am hoping, if I can continue to train this winter, that I will be able to run a 1/2 marathon next fall. But even if I cant, I am LOVING what running is doing for me. Love the new found energy, confidence, fat loss etc... And I love seeing the muscles developing in my legs...now if I could just find a way to channel the fat out of my tummy I would be one happy momma!
Oh well, it'll be a good insulator this winter, right?