Rushton’s project tested our knowledge (and patience. and my marriage. I’m looking at YOU, @whyisjake ), but it won second place among 5th graders! We didn’t even have all the right supplies by the time the project engineer hopped a plane to Greece on Friday, we couldn’t explain what “downforce” was or how to calculate/accurately measure it on Saturday, and then the experiment turned out opposite than what we expected and we realized we were looking at the whole thing backwards when we analyzed the results. But that’s science! ♀️ And as it turns out, Hot Wheels cars do NOT generate any downforce in a wind tunnel.
Hailey learned about osmosis (and persistence) in her Growing Gummy Bears experiment. She couldn’t wait to eat two of the giant, water-logged gummy bears when it was over!
It almost killed me, but somehow we churned out 3 science fair boards in 3 days! Logan’s whole class made rock candy and discovered that the color of food coloring had no effect on the size of the rock candy. (And I’m dying over how cute the paper rock candy turned out. Love Adobe Illustrator and my Silhouette!)
Hailey played against one of her BFFs in softball tonight. I absolutely adore 8-year old girls. Both teams were adorable, cheering each other on, hugging, singing, giggling, making killer plays, and trying to be tough after being hit by the ball. I’m so excited for this season!
Hailey’s first softball game was tonight and it was so fun to watch her play! She was happy, energetic, and confident. This was her super-goofy grin after she had a great inning-ending pop-fly catch as pitcher, followed by a solid hit at bat. Go Sharks!
My cute Girl Scouts were stoked when they got to use real dollars to practice making change at their fake cookie booth. If you’d like Girl Scout cookies, Hailey is still selling them for another week! Text, email, or PM me your order, or use the link in my profile. There’s no such thing as too many Thin Mints!
Six-year-old Logan is just so fun! Lately he has been spending his mornings doing “iron beads” and making car ramps.
Saturday was all about sports, and Sunday was all about science. Just as Rush and I were about to lose our minds with science fair project frustration, friends invited us to make and launch bottle rockets at the school. It was windy and overcast (I guess how winter is supposed to be?) but we had a BLAST!
After an undefeated season, Rushton’s basketball team won the 5th/6th grade championship! Basketball is always fun, but it’s extra fun to be on a winning team. Go Spartans!
All my awesome help was gone by Saturday morning (Jake and parents), so it was just me and the kids (and our village) left to figure out getting everyone everywhere all day. We had McDonalds for lunch and 7-Eleven pizza for dinner at 8:45 pm. But we made it! Thanks in part to Diet Coke, and also to the good souls who helped with rides and kids. Thankfully it was our last weekend overlapping 2 sports for all 3 kids. Logan’s coaches dubbed him Mr. Smiley at the end of the season bc every time he got the ball, he was fired up and had a huge smile on his face. Bless his coaches for their endless patience… Hailey had an awesome last game where she got the ball a bunch! She loved her team and trying a new sport. Rush had an exciting end to a great season…