Sunday, October 23, 2011

a very cool experiment for you to try amongst yourselves.

What you are looking at is a raw egg without it's shell. I just blew your wee mind, didn't I?

Take one egg and place it in cup and cover it with vinegar. we used applecider but I think white would work better because it is more acidic. Let is set for 24 hours. Keep checking on it though. It is cool to see the chemical reaction between the egg shell and vinegar. It is fun to poke at too. Rinse it well to get the remainder of the shell off and "VOILA!" I wonder what would happen if you boiled this. Would you have a yummy hardboiled egg you would not have to peel?
In class Daniel's teacher bounced her egg from about a 4 foot drop. So we wanted to see if Daniel's egg would also bounce. The video shows that.

This is why I think that white vinegar would have worked better.

You have now reached the end of this educational program. Have a good day.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I have not posted since october 9

This is basically a post on how i have not posted since october 9th. Ben was stunned when he saw that just now. I felt shame. well something close to shame, my cold, heartless nature actually keeps me from feeling true shame. He also works great as a spell checker.

our day is early morning seminary, mile long walk, hustle off to school for me. Ben getting the kiddos on their way. Depending on the day he is then out the door to work or home whittling down piles of dirty clothes and making super yummy dinners and cookies for when we all get home. On days he works we both get home close to the same time. then 30 minutes later kiddos start filing in. Homework being done by all. laundry getting put away, dinner getting started,kids getting to various evening activities or worse yet, us having to go to parent meetings so we can pretend to be involved. HA HA HA oh and lets not forget the copious drs, dentist, and specialist appointments that come with this time of year, then kiddos off to bed, me doing more homework and then the both of us crashing by 9 pm because the thought of staying up to 9:30 exhausts us.

So no, have not had much to blog about. Kids are doing good is school. Not fantastic, but we are working on that. And they are so pleased with the prospect of having Ben and I "all up in their business." Well actually they did not say this but the eye roll implied a lot.

Ike starts wresting on Monday. Have a physical for him scheduled for Thursday. Yes, I will be posting pictures with that blog update. Then all five have a dentist appt on tuesday, and then Friday Maria has an eye drs appt.

Sometime in there I have to keep up with my studies because I think i will cry if i get below and A on anything. Seriously. And I think Ben doesn't want to witness the mess of me crying to he is doing all he can to help me study and understand what is going on in Math and Biology. Yes, He is a friggen good man. Yes, I know I totally lucked out. Yes, I know eventually he will catch on that I know this and will use it to his own advantage. Mwaa Haa Haaaaa.

Well it is 10 pm. I have not done my nursery lesson for tomorrow, but that is okay because they are three and can be bought off with cookies. Or maybe I just want to bring cookies so I can eat them too.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hello long lost friend

Yes, I have been negligent in my blogging. But I have a very good excuse. You see I am taking a writing class in school so hopefully as I learn proper writing skills my blogging will improve and you, the reader, will be edified instead of mystified by my blogs.

Now on to the real topic. Ike caught a fish. He first this year. He is a good size fish too, as you can see. He is a brook trout. I don't know if the fish knows this, but now you do.

Ben taught Ike how to kill and clean his fish. Jakey wanted the head for dinner.

No, I did not let jakey eat the head for dinner.

Here he is scooping out all the guts with his thumb. I really hope he takes it serious now when I tell him to wash his hands.

Ben is showing him how to cut off the fins.

Ike, demonstrating his fin cutting prowness. And he did not even knick a finger!!

I did a bit of season to Mr. Brook and fried him up in a bit of butter. But really when a fish is this fresh there is not a lot you need to do. They taste fantastic.

I do think that Ike is hoping to catch one that is more than three bites next time. I would not mind him catching one for me too. :)

And so ends our fishy tail. This sentence is called the concluding sentence. Do you know why?