Aug 30, 2014

Monster Jam Oct 3 -4 and a Giveaway!

Trucks, trucks and more trucks!  My son points out every truck we see, big or small and I know he will be super excited when he gets to go to his first Monster Jam truck show!  I don't think fall would be complete without a family outing to the Monster Jam!

The Monster Jam is coming to Philly October 3 - 4 and kids tickets are only $15!

And, even better!  One of my lucky readers can win 4 tickets to the Monster Jam at the Wells Fargo Center on October 3rd at 7:30pm!  Enter via rafflecopter below!

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Aug 29, 2014

Photo Blogging Challenge: Colorful!

Every month P.J. over at A 'lil hoohaa hosts the Photo Blogging Challenge!  For this challenge you take pictures throughout the month to fit in the theme he announces on the first of that month and then chose your top 5 to blog about.  This months theme is colorful and here are my 5 colorful photos!

 1.  Even though my birthday is in July, my friends and husband surprised me with a small party early in August (since we had been out of town on my birthday!)  They had balloons, decorations, my favorite wine and cheese and a big plate of sushi!  We played Mario Kart and had a fire pit complete with birthday cake and s'mores!

2. For Carter's birthday party I made this amazing punch!  It's non-alcoholic so it's kid friendly and I love the bright colors!  After the raspberries are mixed in it turns a nice shade of pink!

 3. At the party we also had this blow up splash pad with a little slide!  You plug your hose into it and water sprays out from tiny holes around the edges!  It was really cute, although Carter preferred to go in without the spray being on.

4. Later in the month my car's windshield needed to be replaced and Carter insisted on sitting outside to watch!  I love this bright orange tee shirt!

5. It was barely raining but Carter insisted on carrying the "brella" the other night when we went out to walk the dog.  I just love this picture so much!

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Aug 28, 2014

Toddler Science School: Fizzy Ice

The most basic of childhood science experiments is the mixing of baking soda and vinegar- who didn't make a tiny volcano in their kitchen as a kid?  For this experiment I decided to step it up a notch by making baking soda ice "bombs" that Carter could drop into the vinegar to see what would happen!

All you need a vinegar, baking soda, water and an ice tray!  Add water a little bit at a time to the baking soda and mix to make a smooth paste.  Add food coloring if you want a little color!  Divide the mixture into your ice tray and freeze overnight.

 I would recommend doing this outside, just in case!  Pour enough vinegar into a large container to cover the bottom.  Throw in the baking soda ice (or let your kid do it) and they will make mini explosions!

For whatever reason, the blue one separated a little into layers when it froze so that one reacted a little differently to the vinegar than the orange ones did!  You will have to move the ice cubes around a little to keep the fizzy reaction going. 

Carter experimented a little with the ice cubes and splashing the vinegar on them and mixing it all around with his hands!  We even added a little extra vinegar with a spray bottle to see what would happen.  We played until the bombs were almost completely dissolved and all mixed in.

Carter really used all his senses for this experiment! He quickly realized that "taste" was not the best sense to use with baking soda!

Have you tried baking soda and vinegar experiments with your kids?  What did you do similar or different?

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