Awesome science experiment to do with your kids! Blowing up balloons with an acid/base reaction! Check it out!! 🙂
I did this with my kids yesterday for our science day. I was excited…just mixing a few ingredients made a temporary lava lamp like reaction in a glass. Pretty fun stuff for them! And I enjoyed it as well.
Also, we transferred are chrysalides (yes that is the plural of chrysalis) from there little cup to the butterfly net. Hopefully in 5 days or so we will have some butterflies!
Because I do not always want to be teacher mommy or rule maker mommy, I decided to incorporate Cooking Days and Science Days into our school days…plus try to be fun mommy during non-school hours. 😉 Cooking and Science Days are so fun for the kids though that I really do not need to be rule making mommy in a strict way…they follow because it is fun.
Today is Tuesday and Tuesdays are cooking days, so we made Orange Julius. I LOVED orange julius as a kid…and it is still so yummy! Easy and quick too.
1 1/4 cups orange juice
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup ice
Put all ingredients in blender and mix until smooth and frothy. Enjoy!
I wanted to do something amazing for post 500, but I haven’t done one of my random posts in quite some time, so I decided to make this a random post of random ideas.
I am stronger than I was when I began this blog 500 posts ago. Stronger physically and stronger emotionally. Physically I have run my first half marathon, followed numerous body building programs, gained muscle, lost fat and am currently training for my first mud event…not a full Tough Mudder, but a 7 mile version.
Emotionally and spiritually I have been forced to grow stronger. This is a bittersweet blessing as I have seen many loved ones struggle with various serious life issues since I began this blog. God has shown me so much of His strength, let me rely on it, let me trust it, and let me share some of it. Despite that it is still difficult to see loved ones in pain.
Stink bugs have attacked our home. We have tried so many tactics to get rid of them. They themselves are not vicious, but they are cyanide based. A year or so ago my cat ate one and became very sick. Sadly she is still sick and I wonder if the stink bug is the cause. We are hoping that she does get better…she has lots of years ahead of her. A week ago a stink but landed in our fish tank, and wouldn’t you know that our little Swimmy is not so swimmy since then. We are waiting to see if he regains a little bit of energy or if tornado like waters are in his future. 😦
Of course these little people in my home have changed quite a bit in this short period of time. They are smarter, bolder (sometimes good, sometimes bad), taller, sweeter, closer to their next birthdays. Since I am their teacher as well as mommy, I decided to add some fun regular days. So we now have cooking days on Tuesdays and Science days on Thursdays. I treasure these days because most of the time I am the one telling them what to do or not to do in school and in home life. During these special days it gives me a chance to just have fun with them as we do interesting things. This last Tuesday we made rice krispy treats and tomorrow we are going to make a volcano.
I made a wonderful snack discovery today. Almonds are quite healthy, in moderation of course. Today on the shelf, the perfect and most delicious way to eat almonds…WASABI AND SOY…oh amazing!
On this 500th post…the most important thing you could ever know:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
– John 3:16
No matter where you are in life or what you are doing, take the time to know the One who made you, suffered for you and died for you. Study His Word and embrace it.