With a focus on science this week, we managed to squeeze in a ton of experiments. We made the strawberry DNA work (finally), exploded some soda, engineered taller, more solid buildings by using celery + apple chunks with the marshmallows, and are (hopefully) growing some rock candy in the cupboards of our rental space. We also visited Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, where all the animals came out to say hello! After a long-awaited trip to IKEA, the kids also assembled their individual desks + other pieces. Rosetta put together a chair + Wilder a shelving unit.
The week of science experiments, if ever there was one. From DIY egg dye to rocket launching, we did them ALL.
We’ve had some personal growth this week as well – that usually feels awkward to me. Rosetta has a friend with a similar temperament, and that makes it hard for them to move on from disappointment when they play. They’re quiet, funny people, and disagreement shifts them into defensive mode.
Apples to Apples was a highlight for the kids, even better than meals out, due to Grandpa’s misunderstanding and lack of reading glasses for the game. Wildlings got a painting with sand + rock tutorial from our resident artist.
Lots of art space this week because of the super cold weather. We finished all kinds of paintings, knife sheath leatherwork and planning. All together, it was a low-key week of friend play and easy outings just to leave the house, combined with wrapping up projects we left alone when the weather was so nice.
Rosetta managed several projects this week, including making bags to give out to the homeless people we see when we’re driving. She loves making these + has been asking. She and a friend organized this together. We shopped together and split the cost, then the girls packed the bags up with healthy food, snacks and hygiene supplies. Another one, seen below, is tree painting.