Today was Friday the 13th so I decided to make it a little extra special. I told the kids we’d do a different fun thing every hour.
Here’s some highlights….
~ Cake for breakfast
~ A trip to the library with Dad (okay, for my kids it’s a really fun thing! They can load up on even more books to devour and they get to play on the computer there.)
~ New Sigg bottles (I turned in our beat up, old ones under their exchange program for new BPA-free ones and they just happened to arrive today)
~ Face painting (other than Victoria, the kids mostly did their own– can you tell???)
~ Pop rocks
~ Cardboard painting (this is just a fraction of the masterpieces they painted and they were so gorgeous)
~ Cake decorating (I am usually one of these all-natural, healthy moms who makes kids crazy so today was bliss for these kids! I used stuff from the cupboards that I’d had for years!) 🙂
~ Liver experiments??? Ahem. You may not want to look at these next pics! I had some liver in the freezer that my fabulous friend Erica gave us last spring. I mostly cook vegetarian but I cooked some up for Daryl tonight and asked the kids if they’d like to use a small piece for science experiments.
I reminded them how we use hydrogen peroxide to get blood stains out of things, and asked if they wanted to experiment with how hydrogen peroxide would react on a whole piece of liver. They loved the idea and I gave them each a tiny piece of liver, a little bowl of hydrogen peroxide and a pipette.
Poor Victoria is a vegetarian and it made her a bit sick to her stomach! She still loved doing it, though. Science is science!
Afterwards, I let the kids experiment with dropping drops of the hydrogen peroxide right on the plate where all the liver had been and onto the blood. Ew! 🙂 Again, very educational though!
Want to know what’s going on with hydrogen peroxide and blood? Here’s a good explanation. I learned a thing or two!
~ And lastly, we watched a DVD about cold blooded creatures (mostly lizards, tortoises, frogs and iguanas so far) that was delightful, beautifully photographed and very educational. Even Alex liked watching it!
It was a really fun day!