Thursday, February 26, 2015

Science Fair

It was that time of year again... the annual Science Fair.  Last year we survived without Molly and I killing one another.  And thankfully, this year was equally successful.  Molly decided that she wanted to grow bacterial colonies.  So we tested the effectiveness of hand washing with water, soap & water, and hand sanitizer.  Steve built an incubator out of a cooler, a light bulb, and a themostat (which was impressive).  The results?  Hand sanitizer... for the win!

This year we got to work on a second science fair experiment with the kindergarteners.  Thankfully, I was able to convince them to team up and do it together, thereby saving myself a THIRD project.  They decided to enroll Hawk in their scientific endeavors, and tested to see whether his nose was as good at finding treats as his eyes.  Apparently his nose is not that great, and he only found the treats six out of ten times.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Garrett & Paige Turn SIX!

It's hard to believe that my little babies have turned SIX years old.  I blinked and they grew up!  Garrett has turned into such an extroverted, outgoing, smart boy.  And Paige is such a kind, creative, thoughtful, artistic girl!  They are still great friends and I hope their close relationship always lasts.  This year they decided to celebrate with a Build-a-Bear birthday party.  They each invite a few friends and off we went!  Each child got to bring a new stuffed friend home with them.

Afterwards, we took over the tables in the mall, ate cupcakes, and opened gifts.  Garrett chose vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting and Paige chose lemon cupcakes with vanilla frosting.  And their favorite gifts were definitely the Lego sets from their cousins Hailey and Luke.