Who says kids are only interested in electronic gadgets?
Enough of staring into phones or tablets, we're moving to
some hands on experience and a little "hidden" schooling too!
My husband stopped into a nice hobby shop and found a
gyroscope for Taylor. She was absolutely thrilled, like having
a little space station right on the tip of her finger. She would
wind the string, pull and watch it spin: on her finger, in its stand,
absolutely sideways and ever going-- although the photo stops
the action. She had a ball with it.
We also got her a chemistry set that has many different
experiments that build upon each other. Pops and Taylor
got to geek out at the dining room table going through
several of the experiments on Saturday and Sunday.
We have our son's old set in the attic so I'll dig into that and
see what else is still good. There is a microscope somewhere.
We will build on this kit, upgrading to more advanced kits
as she learns. We're wondering where you buy chemicals these
days, it used to be the pharmacy carried it when we were kids
but with elevate security maybe you have to order on line now?
She requested her great grandmother's mostaccioli recipe
for dinner. You start with a chuck roast that cooks all day in
the crock pot in tomato sauce and other ingredients until
it breaks down and just falls apart into beefy pulled meat.
You add the cooked noodles and it is almost instantly gone if
there is any sort of crowd. We had a couple of plates left
over for lunch the next day after everyone had their fill
the night before. Delicious stuff!
We topped it off with a cookie cake when her mom arrived
from work. We ended up the evening sitting by the fire pit,
both Taylor and my daughter spending the night. Then up for
church on Sunday morning.