First off, the Snickerdoodle clan is all finally recovered from the nasty stomach bug we were dealing with a couple of weeks ago. I'll spare you the details, but let it be known that I have a deeper appreciation for the normal functioning of the digestive system.
Now, on to the real reason for my post. A few weeks ago, my kids discovered a great book at the library. It's called Howtoons; have you heard of it? It's essentially a comic book that follows a brother and sister duo on their crafty/creative adventures.
Not ribbons and vintage buttons kind of crafty/creative though. The book includes instructions for making ice cream, safety goggles from plastic soda bottles, marshmallow shooters, and (my boys' personal favorite) a water-powered rocket. I was deeply grateful to the authors of this book when I saw my 5 year old's Christmas wish list:
5 feet of PVC pipe
2 empty 2-liter soda bottles
4 wire coat hangers
Someone to help me make cool stuff
Readers, I am not kidding about this. It kind of feels like cheating to get away with spending less than $10 on your kid's Christmas, but I've got a feeling we're just going to run with this one.
The point of all this is though, is that now you understand how much we love the book, you can see how absolutely ridiculously thrilled we were to come across the Howtoons Blog. You should go and check it out to. It'll make your day.
Oh, Happy Day indeed!
P.S. According to our estimated due date (which happens to be tomorrow), little miss snickerdoodle is expected to make her grand debut in the somewhat near future. Maybe this weekend? We shall see...