How To Make Flower Petal Water Color Paints – Doing Science on a Whim 

I am so excited to share what Squishy and I have been up to this week! I was getting rid of some cut flowers. They had seen better days and the petals were starting to litter the table. I always hate that part. It seems so wrong to just toss them away after they had … More How To Make Flower Petal Water Color Paints – Doing Science on a Whim 

Tide Pool Exploring at San Luis Port 

As we climbed over rocks and through sandy pools we were transported to a magical tiny world. Star fish as big as my torso, hundreds of periwinkle snails, and muscles. There were giant rock crabs and teeny tiny hermit crabs. The large sandstone boulders were covered in barnacles and sea anemones. With each new discovery Squishy’s excitement bubbled even bigger and his questions got harder. … More Tide Pool Exploring at San Luis Port 

Loquat Biwa Tea, a Little Backyard Foraging 

I use a pot, but you could use your kettle as well. I just find it harder to strain in a kettle. Add two tablespoons (or 6 medium fresh leaves) to boiling water. Turn the heat down and simmer for 5 minutes. (If you want to sweeten it add your sweetener at this point. I add 1/3 cup of brown sugar for my sweet tea loving boy) Turn heat off, and let it steep for about 10 minute. We drink it as an iced tea, but that is just because Squishy doesn’t like hot food items. … More Loquat Biwa Tea, a Little Backyard Foraging 

Bringing the Outdoors~Indoors: Glitter Pine Cone Christmas Decorations

Since the accident it has been extremely difficult to get all of our outdoor time in. The time we do get is not as long or fulfilling as either of us would like, either. So I have been trying to find creative ways to extend our outdoors time once we come indoors. I imagine this … More Bringing the Outdoors~Indoors: Glitter Pine Cone Christmas Decorations

Learning to Climb a Tree

I have become a lot more comfortable with him hanging out above the ground and climbing in trees since that day. I still hold on to a bit of mom nerves, but I am confident that Squishy is the best assessor of his limits. We have set a few guidelines, and talk about them ever time we encounter a new tree. I pretty sure Squishy just humors me, and it makes me feel better. … More Learning to Climb a Tree