Written a week ago...
Sleeping in, making brunch, and lounging around in our pj's is officially over. ;( Yesterday, C went back to school. It's only been one day and I already miss him. He really is a wonderful kid and I'm not saying this just because he's my son. ;) I truly enjoy spending time with him. How could I not want to spend time with someone who is funny, creative, imaginative and just about the smartest cookie I know. I'm so very thankful for C. He adds so much joy to our lives.
This was our first spring break in the past four years that didn't involve traveling. Staying in Belgium was actually nice. We didn't have a set schedule so we had the freedom to enjoy the days as we liked. And every day was absolutely beautiful. Sunshine EVERYDAY!!
Over the two week break we had a couple of playdates which were fun. Besides taking walks & bike-riding through our neighborhood, C & I did a few science experiments like making our own home-made gum.
Initially, I thought making gum would be a very cool project but it slowly turned into a hot sticky mess. lol! Let's just say all the tools we used to make our gum had to be throw away.
Not only was the project messy but I was a bit worried about how hot the melted pellets became. At one point the plastic container got so hot I was sure the pellets would create a hole in the bottom of the pan.
And when I mixed the paste with a plastic spoon it began to melt into something that no longer resembled a spoon. Hot stuff I tell you! That's when I decided to use one of C's baby metal spoons and let's just say that spoon is no longer with us nor is the turquoise cutting sheet. The gum paste would NOT come off. It was super sticky.
C thought it was cool though. He did a great job kneading the gum into a ball. He made cherry flavored gum while I made a cinnamon flavored gum.
The cherry tasted much better than the cinnamon. But because I was worried about the plastic melting in the mixture we had a quick taste of both flavors and threw the gum away. ;(
We also had fun making our very own geyser with the "Amazing Geyser Tube Card".
The first attempt wasn't very successful.
The top wasn't secured properly so the Geyser was tres petite.
But on the second attempt the soda shot out of the bottle. It was very cool to see.
Of course no spring break would be complete without decorating Easter eggs. C & I really enjoy this fun activity.
While taking out my Easter decorations, I found these little flat eggs I'd painted years ago but just never knew what to do with them. But after reading this blog post about mandalas I was inspired to draw some on my little eggs.
This year C also decorated some little wooden eggs I purchased on Etsy.
Here the little eggs are sitting on a coach watching TV. There were four different pictures... I mean channels for the little eggs to watch. Don't you love the watercolored mandala rug. And just in case you want to eat a snack the dining table is right next to the sofa.
The little eggs are watching an Easter show right now.
And this is me cooking in the kitchen. What am I cooking?
Maybe these yummy chocolate chip cookies.