Big, Giant Love and the Theatrics and Science to Make it Happen

  Yesterday, after completing Tax Season, and being home again, I was able to finally put into place our new Eat Art feature. Ben and I figured it out on one of our recent walks. We decided on the following schedule for feeding ourselves a rich diet of Art. Monday – Murals Tuesday – The…

Freakiest Science Day Ever – My Hairs Won’t Stop Standing on End

To preface, let me say that some people will be offended by this. Others will be horrified. I was horrified, to be honest. I could barely watch. I got up and started folding laundry, but Ben watched intently through the whole first and second videos. But first, a little background. Ben has been building werewolves…

Physics and Rollercoasters

Tonight it dawned on me what I’m trying to accomplish by doing Science Night with my kids, as well as all the other fun things we do. I am attracted to every shiny object in the world of Science, Art, Math, Dance, Design, Engineering, or Thought. And so I bounce from new idea to new idea,…

Design/Build for Science Day by Request

Because we had only had moments to play with the new PURO game on Tuesday, the boys requested that they be able to play with it some more for Science night. It is rather scientific in a design/build/engineering sort of way.

Lucy, Ethel, Conveyors of Chocolate and Family Mechanics

We started with Dessert First, because Bean won a Gift Certificate to Dairy Queen from our local Credit Union. He had answered the kid’s quiz about which Presidents were on which bills. He was very proud to be able to take his brother and I out for ice cream on his very own little credit card….

The Marshmallow Challenge

Tonight, when I got home, I told the boys that the plan for the night was to build a tower using spaghetti noodles. Ben’s eyes got huge, and then warm, and then delighted. He hugged me with everything he had, and I felt like a cool, hip, awesome mom. I have my moments! We didn’t…

Real Quick – Let’s Explode Something!

Thursday night, my new lab coat arrived, all crisp and white, with pockets. Scott called to tell me I had a package at the house, so on the way home, I picked up this mess of things! We watched the Mythbusters video explaining what is happening and why Mentos shoots like a rocket of foam…

Science and Laughter in the Midst of Bathroom Humor

We ended up talking a lot about Cause and Effect at dinner tonight, because we’ve been having a hard time getting the boys to do what they’re told. And all this time, we are doing super cool things. Scott has been working on Bean’s mini-bike with him… the parts just came in this week, and…

Classify, don’t Stereotype – Sort, don’t Judge

Over dinner we got into a big discussion of not judging a book by its cover.  We talked about the people we met at the Art Gallery, who were disabled, and how some people would look at them and think that their life is difficult, and they wouldn’t take the time to get to know…