Tuesday, July 31, 2012
You will need: a tin or shallow dish, whole milk (could use half and half maybe), food coloring, toothpicks and a quarter size amount of dish soap (ie Dawn).
Step 1: pour milk in the dish and let it sit to get to room temp. (I let this sit out for about 3 hours) I guess you could microwave it too.
Step 2: When ready for the experiment, put several drops of food coloring in various places on the milk.
Step 3: take a toothpick and touch the end to the dish soap, then touch the milk with the soap, and voila...you should start to see the kaleidoscope movement, repeat the soap to milk part to see it move more! So very cool, it will actually move on its own after a while!
Why does this happen...because the oil in the soap moves the fat in the water based milk! Enjoy!!
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
SLIME! Using the ingredients above, it was a big slimy hit!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
|"Awe man...do we have to go home?!" -S.C.|
Am I glad we did it...yes, of course. We saw things we've (both Matt and I and the kids) never seen before. We had fun like we've never had before. We simply just enjoyed being together, something I know we take for granted when we are at home doing home things. It was so nice to simplify for a while, live in a tiny space (I miss it) I love that it forced us to have to get along and hang out. I hope we take with us from the trip the value of a camp fire, meeting new friends, the yumminess of grilled chicken, the beauty of a snow capped mountain and the peacefulness of just getting away and leaving the world as we know it behind.
Being back home I am looking forward to lunch dates, play dates, pool parties, pinterest projects, home organization and the like...but for a moment I reflect and am very grateful...and hopeful for the many adventures yet to come for our sweet little family.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Matt and I have been asking ourselves the past few days...what will we take away from this trip? We hope many good things. We've learned that we surely can live with a lot less than we usually do and in much smaller quarters. Our kids have learned to love each other in a new ways, we hope this love will continue to grow when we get back home. Tonight I feel very thankful, thankful to have the opportunity to go on such a fabulous adventure with my family! We (the Hannam crew) highly recommend a road tripping adventure!
We set out tomorrow bright and early...I've re-stocked all our dollar store items and I am prepared to once again sit in the back seat and our captain is ready to man the ship...bon voyage!
We've decided (after much discussion) that tomorrow will be our last day in Jackson Hole and we are going to round the corner and start our way back toward the East.
Monday, July 2, 2012
# of days so far: 20
# of miles traveled: 3,812
# of gallons of milk we've drank: 7 (we drink a lot of milk)
# of diapers we've gone through: ?? 2 huge packs from Sams...had to buy more at the Kmart yesterday. On the agenda when we get back...potty training...she's very close already but we didn't want to have to stop to potty as we drove.
# of baby wipe packs we've used: 4...baby wipes are so handy, we use them for everything around here, esp cleaning things up (had to buy more of those as well, underestimated their handiness.)
# of times we've done laundry: 3
# of boo-boos, cuts, bruises and splinters we've all accumulated: well over 20
# of books I've read: 2 (Mockingjay and read a great book on my Kindle "Broken Laces." It was a free download with the Amazon Prime. I've also gotten caught up on several magazines.
# of books we've read as a family: tons of picture books in the car and at bedtime, but 4 chapter books, read 3 Junie B Jones books and am currently reading out loud "Little House in the Big Woods" ( a spin off of Little House on the Prairie) Ollie loves it!
# of Targets we've been too: 0, have been to one Walmart and a Kmart, yesterday.
# of Chikfila's we've seen: 0 since we left West Virginia, sounds yummy right about now.
# of pools we've swam in: 6
# of oil changes we've had: 1 (Matt just went to take the truck right now)
# of snuggles and good times (don't worry there have been some frustrating parts as well): countless!!!!
Bar J wranglers...we had a delicious BBQ dinner with applesauce, baked potatoes, baked beans, cornbread and spice cake. You sat at long tables with other people and we sat across from the executive superintendent for all of Wyoming...pretty cool! The music show was amazing, very, very fun and funny evening, will definitely be one of my favorite parts of the trip! Tomorrow we'll set out to see the sights in the Grand Tetons.