Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013

This Valentine's Day I wanted to be special for the kids. They have been so awesome about helping me out, and I wanted to have the chance to show them how much I appreciated it! The Day before Valentine's we went down to Galveston for Lunch and a party with our homeschool group. The kids were so excited with all their Valentine's and they so enjoyed giving theirs out. The next morning for Valentine's Day they woke up to some special treats I put together for them.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentines for 2013

My kids have somewhat off beat things they love. I blame it on us giving up cable. The girls have pinterest accounts now too. They come up with great ideas that they want me to help them bring to life.:) 
Chloe originally wanted Dr. Who valentines.  But we had a problem printing them out from the original site.  So she settled on a Harry Potter snitch.  The original plans called for a rubber bounce ball to be covered in gold leaf (haha).  But I am not usually sitting around here bored and looking for more work, so when I saw it, all I could think was Ferrero Roche!  It tastes better than a rubber bounce ball too :)
Emma wanted this Lego Star Wars Valentine with the glow stick as the light sabre.  Legos are her favorite thing in the whole wide world right now.
John chose soldiers (I threw in the eighties song homage).  These little soldiers are his favorite thing in the whole world, he wanted to share them with his friends.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Science Rules!!!!!!

I have loved Bill Nye, The Science Guy since the nineties when I was able to introduce a much older child to his science enthusiasm. I was so excited when I found his episodes on youtube! It was so much fun introducing him to my kiddos today. We had a great day in the homeschool life today. First we read about Chemical Reactions in our Science Curriculum. According to the kids, that was the boring part of today :) Then we watched Bill Nye's episode about Chemical reactions!!

 Here is a link to the episode of you would like to share it with your kids! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlwuxpMh8nk

Then we started the experiments from the Bill Nye episode.   First we donned our safety glasses, cause safety is always first.  Mommy likes her kids with all their eyeballs intact. 

Then we measured 1 Cup of vinegar into each jar and 1 Tablespoon of salt.  Well, most of us did...  the youngest is more of a free thinker, and a free pourer.
We put our dirty pennies in the jars and shook them up
Through the magic of science....... clean pennies!!!!!!!
Then I made everyone drink a bottle or water.  Which made sure the kiddos are getting enough water, and it gave us a handy receptacle for our next experiment..... blowing up a balloon with Chemistry!  We took our used vinegar and poured it into our water bottles in the sink (please excuse the sink... we live here, I want to tell you that it doesn't always look like that, but I would be lying :)
Then we put baking soda into balloons.....

And viola!!! 

We planned to also build a fire extinguisher from baking soda and vinegar, but it was raining out... and that made it impossible.  I mean, I don't mind messy, but doing that indoors just sounds crazy.  

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