Thursday, December 10, 2009

Popsicle discoveries

I tried to make jello popsicles today, trying to recreate those "slow-melt" popsicles (secret ingredient--gelatin!), but the sticks came right out. Managed to extract one, stickless, and distributed forkfuls to delighted kids. Anyone got a better recipe than 1 box jello, 2 cups boiling water, 1/2 c sugar and freeze? :) Left them in for more than 24 hours, but they didn't seem to freeze very hard. Chemists?

On another popsicle note, I was looking up "popcorn" in our ASL dictionary as I was making it, and came across "popsicle" on the same page. And the sign is (drumroll) exactly the same sign James made up for it! Interesting how often this happens.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Isabel to the rescue

As I cried "Ho, ho, ho!" while I was reading "Merry Christmas, Curious George" this morning, Isabel rushed to the refrigerator and came hurriedly back, clutching a letter from her magnetic alphabet set.

"O!" She cried. She smiled, satisfied, having faithfully fulfilled her mother's fervent request for that particular letter.