Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Science Experiment

I think it has to be stinkin' cold for this to work, so maybe Emily, Karen, or Judith can try this one! Boil some water and fill up a mug. Bundle up and take the mug of water outside. Toss the water into the air and you will be amazed! My kids loved it! I won't tell you yet what happens. If at least 5 people comment with what they think is the result, I'll post the answer! (I know you're smart enough to know the answer, but I will resort to bribery to get people to comment!) Joshua called me from work on Tuesday and told me to take the kids outside and try this. They apparently had nothing better to do at the branch yesterday, than go outside and throw boiling water up in the sky! I guess after the third go around, almost every employee was outside to watch!

In other news, this evening we drove Joshua to the airport and said good-bye for the next 3 days. He flew to B.C. for a ski trip that ends with a race on Saturday morning. His dad and uncle are also there for the big event. His Uncle Peter has been a part of this ski trip/race for a few years now and it's really just a bunch of older, retired guys. They've realized they're getting up in years and wanted to get some new, young blood in the group. So, all of the men who have sons, invited them to be a part of the group this year. I don't know how many guys accepted, but Joshua jumped at the chance! He'll do anything for a chance to ski, especially when Dad and Uncle Peter pitched in to pay his way! I hope he has fun, but I'm kind of worried he'll kill himself this time. The last two times he's been skiing he's taken some very hard falls. The first one actually gave him whiplash (a head-over-heels fall) and the second was a severely sprained tailbone from trying out a snowboard! He's still feeling the tailbone and has decided to stick with skis! I'll let you know how things go! The kids and I got tacos and nachos on the way home for supper. I didn't want taco filling all over the car, so we waited to eat them after we got home. They were pretty soggy, but still tasted good. Joshua called while I was ordering tacos to say that they had over-booked his flight and wasn't sure if he would even get a seat. Then, the flight was delayed an hour, so he had to wait that much longer to find out about his seat! Thankfully, he did make it on the flight and landed safely. A few minutes after I got the "I made it" phone call, he called to say that his luggage did NOT make it on the plane. He was not a happy camper, to say the least. His skiis were part of that luggage, but they gave him a voucher for free ski rentals. Anyway, tomorrow morning may be a little rough, but hopefully his stuff will arrive before he goes too crazy! Now I'm off to bed or I will be cranky mommy tommorrow!

6 comments:

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Anonymous said...

I am a Fl girl but, it freezes!

Anonymous said...

How wouldn't someone know this? Or maybe you are joking. It freezes.

Peggy said...

O.K., anonymous, who are you? Do I even know you? All of my friends know that I'm a playful person and that I'm just trying to get people to comment on my blog. I don't think anyone is so stupid that they won't know the answer. So, please don't be rude....

Jeff, Judith, Lauren, Emily, Daniel, Amy, and Joel said...

I have lived in Michigan for more years than I had ever imagined that I would, and I didn't know what would happen with the water! I guessed, but I wasn't sure!! I am so excited to do this with my kids. Thanks SO much for the idea!

Mom said...

Well, being the Google Mom that I am I looked it up and saw a couple of possibilities. Some said that it just vaporizes. Others said it would freeze. So you let us know what the truth is! :) I don't think we will ever be able to do this here in El Paso, but hey, we did get 8 inches of snow two days after Thanksgiving!