Friday, 11 July 2014

Passed the Danger Mark!

Wow, has my writing been sporadic this year?!?  While it makes me feel like I have been so lazy, this spring was a time of healing and discovery.  I have spent so many amazing moments with God, and with my family.  I have certainly learned over the last year that nothing can be taken for granted.

I have been busy exploring with Sweetie and Little Dude.  We have been bird watching, puddle playing and planting in our garden.  The kids even planted "Russian Blue" potatoes in their own little part of the garden this year.  We have been outside every day that hasn't been pouring rain, and visiting as much family as we can.

And I have some exciting news!!!  I am officially 15 weeks pregnant!  We had an early ultrasound just to check and make sure that everything is as it should be, and so I could have peace of mind that God's plan was indeed that I get to at least see this baby.  I have been sick since the beginning of May, but it is finally beginning to taper off.  I was beginning to forget what a clean(ish) house looked like.  Or at least as clean as mine ever gets with two very busy children.

We have been experimenting the last week or so with some pretty easy to put together "science" experiments, so stay tuned, as I will be putting those posts together over the next week or so.

As always, I would love to hear from you.  And if you have any prayer requests, I would be honored to lift your requests up in my daily prayers.  And please, if you are travelling through miscarriage and need support of any kind, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I may not have the answers, but I do have a willing shoulder.

I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.  Psalm 139:14

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Science Bottles Part 4 - Magnetic

So, on day 4 of the science bottles series, I will show you my take on the magnetic bottles. 

Sweetie helped me out today!

The first bottle was cotton balls and large paper clips.

Here are the paper clips at the top.

The second bottle it black buttons and left over jewelry pieces.  I make bracelets and bookmarks and have lots of spare pieces.

This is what the button bottle looks like.  You can see the metal at the top stuck to the magnetic wand.

The third bottle is made of plastic pony beads and coloured thumbtacks.

You can see the pink thumbtack at the top.

The 4th bottle is sand and a nail.

These are just the items that I had around the house to use.  These bottles do not need to cost any money, just find something magnetic (could be bolts, screws, nails, etc.) and something else (marbles, cotton balls, plastic items, etc.). 
ALL bottles have been glued shut using hot glue.  This is a VERY important step since inquiring little minds will want to know what is inside, and probably want to know what it tastes like.  If you choose to make these, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure they are adequately sealed.  Magnets can be especially dangerous if swallowed, so never leave a child unattended while playing with these toys.