Showing posts from December, 2014

Old Wives Tales

Old Wives Tale #1 - Heart Rate If the baby's heart rate is above 140 bpm, it is said that the baby will be a girl.  If it is under 140 bpm, then it will be a boy.  Baby's heart beat has been 145, 156, 170 etc never below 140.  BOY- 0             GIRL-1
Old Wives Tale #2: Shape of Belly If you are carrying high with a big, round belly, you are having a girl.  If you are carrying low with a smaller belly that sticks straight out, it's a boy. I am carrying more low but I was HIGH with my boy and LOW for my girl.  BOY-1        GIRL-1
Old Wives Tale #3: Ring Test Using a string, hang your wedding ring over your pregnant belly.  You are having a girl if the ring swings back and forth  It's a boy if it swings in a circle. BOY-2     GIRL-1
Old Wives Tale #4: Mayan Tale The Mayan tale adds the mothers age at conception and the year of conception.  If the result is a even number then mom is having a girl.  If the result is an odd number then a boy is on the way!  According to this, we are having a…

Frozen Olaf Salt Dough Ornament

2 cups of flour 1 cup of salt 1 cup of water
Paints brushes Olaf blue acrylic paint White acrylic paint Orange acrylic paint Black permanent marker Straw Ribbon to hang
1. Add flour and salt together in a bowl. 
2. Slowly add water and stir.  I stirred with a fork and towards the end used my hands. YOU DON'T WANT TOO MUCH WATER.  If it's sticky it will not work. 
3. Knead the dough with your hands.
4. Flatten the dough with a roller. You will want it about a half an inch thick.
5. Place your child's foot in the dough and press down. I had to hold my little ones toes so they didn't pinch them.  Don't press too hard you don't want the print to go through the bottom. 

6. Cut around the footprint with a knife leaving a border.  You have to have enough room for the hands and hair. 
7. Use a straw to make a hole for the ribbon to go through to hang. 
8. I put all mine on aluminum foil and stuck in the oven. 200 degrees for 2 hours.  Flip the prints and allow to ba…