Yesterday we had Benjamin's birthday party which is the last in our 'rush' period for birthdays. His theme was Mad Science and we all had an absolute ball ... it was messy and absolutely full-on for the entire 3 hours, but well worth it because all four of our kids said that they "had the most fun ever". Mind you they said that last week too!
I made all of the kids a very simple apron each and thank goodness I did as they were so very grotty by the end of the day!
I set up our family room as a science lab were we conducted all of our experiments. We discovered how starch can be both a liquid and a solid.
We learnt how to blow up a balloon with out using your breath!
We discovered that salt melts ice rapidly and how to pick up an ice cube without even using your fingers!
They made a wave in a bottle ...
They wrote each other notes with invisible ink and investigated the uniqueness of their finger prints ...
They watched as an egg was sucked into a bottle and discovered that vinegar causes egg shells to disappear! They bounced these rubbery eggs and peeked inside the transparent film that remained once the vinegar had corroded the shell.
They learnt that when you mix PVA glue, food colouring, water & Borax together you get the most fabulous green slime.
Finally we erupted a volcano ... that actually turned out to be a bit of a fizzer, however, all of the messy fun that was involved in making the salt dough for the mountain made up for that!
We all ate far too much yummy food and Ben especially loved cracking open his Piñata cake!
So now I can move back into the real world again until late in September when the delightful Joshua turns four!
Tonight I will be turning a sock into a monkey for a little girl not so far away. This week I need to spend some quality time with this DQS4 project which I have neglected while I have been busy indulging my babies dreams. I was going to toss in one more photo here but my computer has started warning me that it may freeze if typepad keeps up this snails pace! So rather I will save it for next time, I am too much of a chicken ... I couldn't face starting over! I also need to finish off the pillows that the girls started at Megan's birthday party this week some time.
Last week we confirmed our family holiday to a place far, far away. I am blown away by how excited the children are about this adventure. I hope that it lives up to their hopes & dreams. More on this one closer to the time but for now I am pretty excited about my trip across the city planned for Friday morning!
Have a great week!