Catchy title, eh? It's all I've got today.
So, I have this friend, Wendy who is crazy creative and uber cool in a quirky, fun sort of way - and she has these mad imagination skills. We grew up together, and for as long as I can remember she has always been this way. I LOVED having playdates with her when we were little girls. She made our playtime come alive - no matter what we did.
Whilst she and I grew up together in the same little country hometown, her creativity and imaginative genes did not overflow onto me. So, my wee boyzies and I struggled for awhile on what we were going to share. When a topic is as wide open as "anything to do with Science" - well, that kind of paralyzes Kaden and I. We like clearly defined boundaries. Jesse is a different story, but we were all in this together, so we all had to agree on one single topic. We had a couple of turtles awhile back, so I thought we were golden - but then they got depressed and wouldn't eat, so we decided to let them go.
And the whole day was a huge success.
You cannot possibly have a Science fair without at least one volcano.
And I learned something new yesterday.... I grew up with the classic vinegar and baking soda volcano explosions. WELL! Just let me tell you the most amazing reaction that happens with Diet Coke and Mentos!!! It was crazy!!! Apparantly there are a jillion YouTube videos going around with different explosions using these two items, and it's sort of old news. I had no idea, but guess what's going into our grocery cart next shopping trip? Micah used 5 mentos, and it was amazing. Just think what could happen with an entire package!!!
That's my boy.
Another thing I love about Wendy's events is that there is a huge gamet of ages, faiths, and backgrounds. The big kids play with the younger ones, and it doesn't matter where you come from, or your political stances. There is just mutual respect and mutual friendship; and I love that.
I also love that the Moms are all chill and pretty cool. I don't feel "weird" and I don't feel like I'm competing. That's kind of important to me. Well....I know I'm weird...I just love that I'm not made to feel any weirder than I already am..
And I loved the food.
If I had been in charge of the food, I would have left it simply at "just bring snacks."
Wendy tied it all together. She made magnifying glass cakes.
And look at the sandwiches she had us bring....
You rock. Hardcore.
And thanks for ed-ju-ma-cating my children.