Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Kyton the Wizard

My very talented sister Rebecca wrote this story.  She’s a scientist but has been given thousands of dollars in grants for her amazing writing, and now she’s guest posting on my blog. 



Kyton the wizard wanted to cast a spell.


“Abracadabra!” He tried.


Nothing happened.


Hmmm… what was wrong? He pondered.

Then he spied the cat. “Aha!” He thought. The cat’s the thing to help me cast my spell!

Come here Buddy! Help me with my magic!


Buddy agreed to help, so Kyton began his spell.


A pinch of polymers, a bit of gold, and some Chinese spice….


A bit of concentration….




Success! The spell worked! A brand new smart phone just for Kyton.


Kyton was pleased. Thank you Buddy!


If you enjoy this, check out her last story about Kyton’s search for milk. I think I’m going to make a picture book of her stories.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Our Little Pumpkin

We took our little pumpkin to a ‘pumpkin patch’ this weekend.  Due to the hurricane and cold front it actually felt like fall!   The thing is that down in Florida, they don’t grow pumpkins.  The ‘patch’ is actually shipped pumpkins lined up in a row.

He was a little tired when we first arrived,

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but he quickly woke up!

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He really is such a poser!

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I can’t believe how closely his hair matches the color of the pumpkins!

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The fall scene below is my favorite!

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They gave him a pumpkin to hold, which he LOVED!

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He clapped for himself when he gave it back. 

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He was in charge, and  led us around the farm,

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and over to the horse fields.

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No one was around to tell us not to, so we pet the horse.

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Kyton decided the pumpkins needed moved around.

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He had to pick the perfect one!

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He celebrated by pulling both parents around…

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and rolling on the concrete!  Crazy, I know!

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Have you gotten your pumpkin yet?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Edible Finger Paint

I am trying to provide more opportunity for sensory stimulation. The other day I made edible finger paints for Kyton to eat play with.

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Here’s the recipe:

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 2 cups cold water
  • food coloring  (a little goes a long way!)

Mix all ingredients, except coloring in a small sauce pan and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes.  Stir while cooking until it becomes a thick paste.  Remove from heat and move to separate containers.  Add food coloring.  Once the mixture is cool, enjoy!

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I used tape to put his name on the paper. When the tape was removed, his name was on the paper.

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…and it goes in the mouth!

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It took about 10 minutes to make, but about 20 minutes to clean up after…such is life.

I put the rest in the frig for daddy to use later in the week! That’s not going to happen but I’ll use it another day.

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I will warn you, the following day Kyton decided to do the same thing with his yogurt since he saw me use a spoon to hand out the ‘paint.’

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