Friday, February 27, 2009

J-E-L-L-Oh So Messy

JELL-O is not just a tasty and fun snack...it's also great for learning about new textures. Although she got it just about every else, I don't think she actually got any in her mouth (which, again, wasn't the point anyway).






Just a friendly tip of wisdom and experience...although blue is a great color (easy to see and brings our your daughter's beautiful eyes), we might go with yellow next time to avoid the 24-hour, blue-stained baby hands.

Nate

48 comments:

cceeyore said...

Hey Nate! If you can keep manage to wash her hands without her getting upset, use a little shampoo instead of soap. Sometimes, shampoo takes the color out of skin. It may not take it completely out, but it will fade it. Wet Ones wipes also help fade the color.

A little tip from the world of "been there, done that!"

Nicole said...

Ha ha! I was thinking that the whole time I was reading your post and enjoying the pictures. All I could think was, "And you just had to pick blue!" LOL! She'll just look a little like a Smurf for a few days, that's all. Just kidding! Either way, she'd be much cuter than Smurfette! :o) I bet the bib was stained a bit too. Thanks for sharing in your crazy fun!

Amy said...

Love it. I need to do this again with my little one.

Rebecca said...

I love that you let her do that!!!!! yah, blue does stain... red is worse though!

Cheryl said...

I was thinking..just put her in the tub with a bunch of jello and let her go to town. :-)

auntrene said...

Thanks for the great idea, Rainy day here in Ohio again. Looking for something to do.. I think I will go and make some Jello, We may even put it on some cookie sheets and the kiddos can run trucks and cars thru it.
Great fun!!
Enjoy!
Have a Fantastic Day!

Beth said...

haha, she looks like she's having a blast :)

Elisha said...

The blue does look nice with her eyes!lol. I would also like to recommend that you do not try red. We learned that lesson last week. I cant wait to see if the cheesie police come out on this one too. lol.

The Rosetto's said...

Oh come on! U know u always wanted a smurf for a child! She is precious.

Shannon said...

Love your birthday pics. Laughing about that xylophone though, that thing is going to drive y'all insane, lol.

Rebecca said...

Cute, cute, cute.

I know the issues with her eyes is something you're working on. (I had similar issues with my eyes.) So while the fact that her eyes cross is NOT a good thing, I enjoy seeing how intent she's examining whatever it is that has MADE her eyes cross.

Hopefully, that made sense. :)

Jamie said...

LOVE THE PICTURES!!! That's awesome, thanks for tip about blue staining. Looks like it was a very fun experience. Thanks for sharing!

Jess and Krissy said...

Haha! The first thing I thought when I saw the blue jello was...wow...bet that was tough to get out of...well...everywhere. Orange wouldn't be a bad color. Still stains, but it's light enough it doesn't really show. Same thing with green. Also, if ya wanna avoid ruining her clothes, a diaper and an old t-shirt are a great idea.

She is soooo cute! Hopefully, she will soonn learn how much fun jello is to eat!

Julie said...

Those pictures are adorable.

Brad, Carmen, Braylen and Alea Fleck said...

I was thinking that the whole time I was reading--been there, done that!!! I used to teach a workshop at children's ministry conferences titled: Let's Make a Mess! Geared at infant-kindergarten and it was soooo much fun and MESSY!!! Just what preschoolers LOVE :)

Erika said...

That is so cute! It's so fun to see them experimenting with different things!

The Parker's said...

That is some funny stuff. I never thought of jello as something for my almost 10 month old to play with. You've given me an idea...although I don't know if my OCD side can handle it...

Lainey-Paney said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmm. Jello!

Shelley said...

Darn, I never thought about giving my girls jello to experience as a learning tool when they were little. They would have loved that much better then me trying to shovel it into their mouths!!! You and your girls bring a smile to my face.

ski said...

My son sometimes has problems with textures (former 26 weeker). I never thought about JELL-O!! We do know he doesnt like dry rice and beans thoug...we might have to give that a try...outside! :)

Anonymous said...

next time use the Jiggler recipe on the box and she will be able to pick it up better and maybe make it to her mouth.

you could always let her play with shaving cream after the jello to get her hands clean...old pre-school teacher trick :-)

Tracy said...

Awwwwwwwww she looks like she's thinking "Ok, what in the world is this stuff" haha!
Cute cute!

Blessings From Above said...

Awe, but blue does go with her eyes so well! Love the pictures.

Our life is a bowl of Barry's said...

It's so odd to see how different color foods make the 'end' result different colors too! Blue frosting is quite amazing....and I mean that in the weirdest of ways :-). I think I'd like to play with blue jello too!

MJMILLS said...

SO MUCH FUN I'M SURE! THANKS FOR THE YELLOW TIP. ILL BE DOING THAT SOON AND NOT USING BLUE THANKS TO YOUR INPUT! SMOOSHY, FUN! I MIGHT JOIN MY DAUGHTER IN THE FUN TOO!

Kim M said...

Oh what fun! Thanks for sharing your precious little flower!

Momof2bz said...

She looks cute in blue :) Glad to see she is having fun! Just wait until she figures out you can eat it, she'll love it.

KAL071203 said...

Nate I wish we had been told to do this with our older son now 4 who had some sensory issues and didn't like to touch things that had wierd textures...wouldn't touch grazz etc. He is pretty much fine now, he still doen't like things that get messy (he won't eat a whoopie pie!) but I wish someone had mentioned these exercises to try when he was younger! Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

Hey Nate, those are really cute pictures. I wanted to ask you a question about photography but I can't leave a comment on your photography blog. So I guess I'll ask you here, I just got a new camera but I got it off ebay and it didn't come w/ an instruction book. But it has ISO and I have know idea what that is, can you help me? thanks again so much :)

My4Boyz said...

So cute!! Just wanted to wish Gwyneth best of luck on her eye surgery next month. I've had similar surgery twice at Wills Eye Hospital (I have Duane's Syndrome) to recenter my right eye and it's not too bad. Just feels like there's a bit of sand in your eye for a day or so afterwards. Hugs from a NJ family who visit the OBX every September. :-)

Katie said...

Wait until your toddler is taken out into the back yard by older children who have received tattoo markers for Christmas and wanna open up their new "shop" with your kid as their first customer. It takes a couple of days for it to really be gone.

Jello looks fun!

Kristen said...

LOL...than she will have yellow hands!
Did it get in the daiper area as well as 'everywhere'?
Jello is very fun...

Michelle said...

Awesome!
I used to let my kids 'finger paint' with pudding - If you use vanilla pudding & food coloring, she could try all sorts of colors! ;-)

Michelle

Amy said...

I was wondering if you would end up with a smurf baby!! :) We have determined that red also changes kiddos colors!! haha so cute!!

Anonymous said...

yeah, blue poo too. never ever get blue icing.

Cheerios_Addict said...

I haven't tried that with my 10 month old before - thanks for the idea. Better freshen my camera batteries first... :)

Shawna from Round Rock said...

Ah~ too cute! Wouldn't you love to know what she was thinking? !!! Our youngest is two years old and I often would love to know what is going through her mind when I see certain expressions. :o) Have fun playing!!

Shawna from Round Rock said...

Ah~ too cute! Wouldn't you love to know what she was thinking? !!! Our youngest is two years old and I often would love to know what is going through her mind when I see certain expressions. :o) Have fun playing!!

BOWquet said...

What a sweet girl!

Erin said...

How fun! I used to do this with my early intervention students all the time. Of course, I felt horrible if they couldn't tolerate the texture but Gwyneth looked like she enjoyed the experience.

agk11808 said...

another tip...I used to work at a day care and when we did Jello fun we got the kids into thier diapers. Then if you are at home you can just scrub her down. it will also save on any stains in the clothes!

Anonymous said...

Many years ago my son celebrated his 1st birthday with a Cookie Monster cookie covered in blue frosting. Not only were his face and hands stained, but his diaper contents were pretty funky for a few days!

Twinkletoes said...

Way too - I never thought of it for texture. I agree about it bringing out her eye color though :)

Laura said...

Have you seen goldfish crackers and cheerios (fish and bubbles) suspended in blue jello. You add the crackers after the jello has been chilled a little bit and starts to slightly thicken. She might need her to have some teeth first but it's adds a new element of exploration (fishing!) to the food fun.

Justine said...

Neat idea, I'll have to try that. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Gwyneth looks like she had a blast. Nate have you tried chocolate pudding yet? or when she is older shaving cream is a blast too.~Darlene

Ann said...

Jello is so fun! I may have to make some today. YUM! At least the blue is natural, my oldest colored himself blue with a marker. That was fun!

Jodi said...

And the blue baby poop? How did you enjoy that? hahaha