Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fizzy Colors Experiment

As much as I love to play outside all day, some days it's just way too hot!  So this week we decided to put our bath fizzies to use in a fun colors experiment.  We filled up 6 glasses of water and dropped a different colored fizzy into each one (blue,  yellow and red).  We then picked two of the three colors to mix into the glasses of clear water.  My little guy quickly discovered that he could magically make new colors just by mixing a couple of the primary colors that he began with.  Not only was this a lot of fun, but it helped my 3-year-old learn a little bit about colors and how they are made by mixing with other colors.  You can also use food coloring for this experiment, but I must say, the bath fizzies are way more fun because they act like alka-seltzers when you drop them in, bubbling and fizzing in the cup for a minute.  And not to mention, they are a blast when it comes to bath time!

And while I'm sure all you moms and dads are already well aware of this, it just wouldn't be an experiment without our objectives and equations.  Shoot if you want to get even more scientific, have the kids make hypotheses (guesses) as to what color will result each time before you combine them.

The Fizzy Colors Experiment

OBJECTIVE:  Learn about the 3 primary colors and how you can mix them together to make brand new colors.  And have lots of fun!

PRIMARY COLORS: Blue, Red & Yellow

*6 clear glassses filled about halfway with water.
*either red, blue and yellow food coloring or bath fizzies (which you can find in the bath section at the grocery store)
*something to stir the water with



So excited to see his new colors MAGICALLY appear!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Help me win a HONEYMOON!

So, those of you who follow my blog, know that I have two little boys with my new husband.  We have been together for quite some time, but sort of did everything a little backwards.  And since we have kids, we weren't able to spend money on a honeymoon (which we desperately need).  So when we heard about a contest on a nearby radio station, giving away a free honeymoon to the hottest bride, I joined in.  What do we have to lose?  So if you guys could help us out and go VOTE FOR CRYSTAL, we would greatly appreciate it.  With two little ones, we barely get a night to go out to dinner, much less a free trip to a Sandals Resort in Jamaica!  I love you guys and thank you ahead of time for your time to do this!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

An Elephant Crashed My Wedding... Seriously!

My wedding day was absolutely perfect.  I was always the little girl who dreamt of the day that I'd walk down the aisle and marry my prince charming and I can honestly say that it turned out exactly how I'd always pictured it... minus the elephant.  But hey, it was a hit and all of our guests were quite impressed to find a real-life elephant at the door of the luxurious hotel when they pulled up to the front door.

Apparently there was an Indian wedding going on at the same venue that evening and it's some sort of royal tradition to ride in on an elephant.  I won't lie...I was a bit hesitant when the hotel coordinator told us that we would be greeted with a giant elephant out front, but all-in-all, I feel like it just added a bit of excitement to the day for us and all of our guests.  

But back to MY wedding... the ceremony went flawlessly (although the kiss was a bit awkward considering the photographer told my husband to make sure to kiss for at least 30 seconds, which is a very long time up at the alter with everyone staring at you).  Wish I could re-do that, but at least our photographer got a good shot of it (he had plenty of time to do so).  And the dress, although gorgeous, required a lot of tugging to keep it up throughout the reception.  Thank goodness I brought a shorter dress to change into halfway through the reception.  The wardrobe change was quite a hit, I must admit!  I got a lot of compliments on it!  

But bottom line, it was absolutely amazing and I will never forget our big day.  It was everything I had ever dreamt of and more!  And best of all, I can officially call my husband, my husband!  Any bride-to-be's who need advice on anything, please don't hesitate to ask me, because I feel like I became a professional wedding planner throughout the whole process as well.  Once I get all of my photos from our photographer, I will be sure to post more pictures for you all to enjoy from our big day!