Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cars, Glass, and Science

Saturday was rather busy. The day started off with the annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby.

Mitchell's car was not the fastest, but it was the most appetizing. Notice the bite marks he chiseled out of the sides.

After the Pinewood Derby we spent some time blowing glass. Sarah found a deal at the Sonoran Glass Art Academy and thought it would be fun to take the kids. She was right on, as usual. We all had a blast "gathering" molten glass, adding our chosen colors, making a design, and blowing an ornament.

Lizzy did a great job blowing her ornament.
It takes a lot of lung power to get the bubble started.

Here is Lizzy turning her glass in the furnace to keep it hot.

She loved the cool safety glasses she got to wear.

Mitchell's ornament will end up Blue and Green. The glass is so hot is looks red and orange.

Mitchell was excited to jump right in and give it a try.

Maddie was a little apprehensive at first, but did a great job.

This is my ornament. I am pretty proud.

This is Sarah's ornament while she is blowing.

We also worked on Madeline's Science Project for school.
It involved different kinds of candy and how they react with Diet Coke.
Sarah got some pretty cool pictures of the resulting geysers.

Noah was pretty excited with the fountains of Diet Coke.
Not sure if he can be any cuter.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas Break Project

Madeline has been helping me with my Christmas Break Project...
Refinish the dining room table.

Putting on the last coat tomorrow morning.