Rylie, Age 4 – Londynn, Age 3 – Parents, Brandon & Nicole Burnett Brooklyn, New York
Poem dictated to their Grandfather
We live in Brooklyn with our Mom and Dad and two older sisters which make us glad.
We attend Sunshine Day Care School and learn numbers, letters and lots of rules.
Our city has lots of trafﬁc and cars have to go slow. People take the subway so they can go, go, go.
Speaking of people, they are everywhere. You would think they all are going to a fair.
We visited our Grandparents in Orlando and had super fun. Mom and Dad took us to Gatorland and Disney, both … [Read More…]
This easy terrarium shows kids the water cycle in action.
Help your child use scissors to cut a plastic bottle in half. Use a utility knife to cut off the spout.
Fill the bottom half in layers: 1 inch of pea gravel, 1/2 inch of activated charcoal (find it at pet stores), and the rest with damp potting soil. Insert plants (we used wood fern, strawberry begonia, and asparagus fern) and plastic toys into the soil.
Secure the top of the bottle to the bottom with washi tape. Place a small bouncy ball onto the spout opening to seal it (hot-glue in place, if desired). Set … [Read More…]
The Brace of Grace
The number ﬁve is my favorite number. I don’t believe that I remember when I ﬁrst starting loving the number ﬁve. It just happened, it could have to do with my birthday being on the 15th day of the 5th month. Biblically though, the number 5 represents grace. God’s grace has been and always will be sufﬁcient. This month, I am delving deeper into those times when you need it the most. You seek God, pray without ceasing and then something wonderful happens, you ﬁnally get what you have been hoping for. You are an upstanding citizen, an overall good person … [Read More…]
Summer Art Fun
What You’ll Need:
Paper towel tubes, paint and brush, paper, aluminum foil, tape or glue, clothespins, produce mesh bags, stickers, glue, scissors
Paint a towel tube; let it dry.
Cut a half circle of paper and shape it into a cone; secure with tape on the inside. Cover the cone with foil and tape or glue it to the top of the tube.
Paint clothespins and let dry; clip them on the bottom of the tube.
Tape the mesh pieces to the inside of the tube for flames.
Decorate with stickers.
Chocolate-Banana … [Read More…]
Students returning to campus at Xavier University in Cincinnati may not need that microwave oven for their rooms this semester, reckons the Association of Mature American Citizens. A new ATM machine has been installed there that dispenses cash and, if you are having a hankering, it will also dispense hot and crusty pizzas on demand. UPI reports that the machine has a 70 pizza capacity and is the ﬁrst in the U.S. … [Read More…]
Brothers, Abraham (8) and Daniel (5), strike a pose at Loma Alta Park in Altadena where they witnessed the throng of high-energy festivities at the HBCU (Historically Black College/University) Annual Reunion. The brothers reside in Pasadena with three other siblings and their parents, Daniel and Rhonda Shorter. … [Read More…]