Saturday, April 19, 2014

THE EASTER EXPERIENCE

We had a lot of fun at the Easter Experience today.  It was hosted by a local church and everything there was FREE.  We had popcorn, water, popsicles, and cotton candy.  The kids played tons of carnival games and went in the bouncy house.  They won several prizes.  The egg hunt went very well for the boys but no so well  for little Princess.  That was okay because her older brother shared his eggs with her.  Such sweetness.  It was perfect weather outside and lots of fun to have some relaxing family time.
 Posing with the bunny as we entered the Easter Experience.

 This was cute.

 A helicopter flew overhead a few times before the first egg hunt.

 Duckie Game

 Another prize!

 Excited for the bouncy house!



 Waiting for their turn at the baseball throwing game.




 Love, love, LOVE this photo.

 Lining up for the 2:30 egg hunt.

 It was a big crowd.

 The helicopter is getting ready.




 If you look closely you can see eggs being tossed out of the helicopter.

 More eggs!

 It was sad that some of the parents had their children cheat.  

 More games!


 Bugs won this 2 liter at the ring toss game.

 We waited in a long line for cotton candy.  These people were working hard.

 Boo Bear went and played the ring toss game.  She won!

 Blue tongues!


Ice cream!




Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ENTERTAINING AT THE ZOO

The zoo had some visitors on Sunday for a kid's day.  One section was a "Musical Petting Zoo".  It was really cool & had all sorts of instruments you could try out and play with.  I decided to do some entertaining.  Lol.




Monday, April 7, 2014

PRINCESS

For now we are wanting her to stay a little girl as long as possible but this gave us a little glimpse into what the future might look like.






A few photos from Princess' Princess Party.  It was splendid!






Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A LITTLE SPRING CLEANING

We can't do a whole house overhaul because we are getting ready for Princess's birthday party on Saturday.  But I did want to get a few things cleaned out as we were prepping for the birthday party.  Cleaning out behind the downstairs entertainment center led to a purge and organization of videos.  I did this last summer but it was time to do it again.  We started last night and finally finished around lunch time.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

FOREVER

Today's quote from Princess:  "Mommy, I want to keep you FOREVER."  

Yes, she melts my heart.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

LUNG & DIAPHRAGM EXPERIMENT

We finished out unit on the respiratory system today.  That means it was experiment time.  Yay!  This experiment showed us how the lung & diaphragm work together to both take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide.  The boys really enjoyed seeing our experiment work.  

 I cut the bottom off of the bottle and then Bugs put the balloon on the top opening.

 Elvis cut the bottom off of another balloon and stretched it tightly over the bottom opening.


Then it was time to make it work.  And it did!  Very cool!
An up close look.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

APPLES, BANANAS & VITAMINS.....OH MY! ~ NUTRITION CHAPTER

We stayed home with colds today.  Well, the girls & I did.  The boys were still full of energy.  I was determined not to lose another complete day of school as we did on Tuesday.  The boys & I managed to finish our science module and even had fun doing it.  Win-win.  They always love hands on learning and we inserted as much as possible into our reading today.

 First we read about proteins, bad fats, good fats, calories and energy.  Then we learned what that means in our every day lives.  The boys selected cans from the pantry and we talked about the nutrition labels.  They learned their importance and how to accurately read and understand them.  The second time around they went back to the pantry to select two new cans.  They had to guess which can had the most or least of specific categories without looking at the labels.  It was neat seeing how close they were in their guesses.


 We then went on to learn about different vitamins.  They have been taking extra Vitamin C lately and were curious about it.  This experiment caught their attention.  To illustrate the "powers" of Vitamin C we did these two experiments.  First we cut up and apple.  On one slice we poured lemon juice which was our Vitamin C.  The other apple we left alone.


 Here is Bugsy writing up the labels.




Next we sliced up part of a banana.  On 3 slices we sprinkled a crushed Vitamin C tablet.  The other slices were left plain.  We then waited to see what would happen to both our apples and our bananas.

 We noticed that right away the apple with no lemon juice started to turn brown.  We learned that it is because of the oxygen.  The lemon juice is an antioxidant.  It stops the oxidation process and helps to keep the cell walls from breaking down.  



The bananas did the same thing.  It was neat to see that the Vitamin C in both experiments, though in different forms, worked the same.  

Our next experiment will be to test foods for Vitamin C.  We will do that one as soon as I buy some Iodine.  We're all looking forward to it.  =)  What experiments have you enjoyed and learned from lately?