Monday, January 23, 2012

Fun stuff

Life just goes on being lifelike, which is to say, busy. Today, for instance, Piglet and Eeyore had to be rescued from a cloud. They'd been out in the rain, gotten wet, and evaporated up to the cloud when the rain evaporated.

Here we were doing an experiment of sorts. The green layer is water with food dye. The yellowish layer is cooking oil. You then add Alka-Seltzer or some similar fizzy stuff. Hey, presto, bubbles of green water rise and fall through the oil. Further experimentation needs to be done to determine if it can be made to look like a slightly less manic lava lamp.

Here you see what happens when you empty the bottle into a bowl and add some paint. It should be noted that plastic Pooh figurines get especially oily when dropped into such a bowl.

This weekend we went in search of snow. It was our first trip to Mt. Hood, which is just plain silly, given how close it is. There was indeed snow. Lots of snow. The Spawn was introduced to the delightful idea of being towed around in a sled. The only thing we didn't manage was a nice mug of hot chocolate while watching the snow fall. Next time, maybe.

Oh, and the snow DID fall. Quite heavily it fell. It was really lovely and made me soooo glad we're not at snow elevation.

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