Every year, the kids and I experiment with different bubble solutions to find ones that we really like. Store bought bubbles are good, but home made are more fun.
Before bed, the kids invited Allan to see their bubbles. They had practiced blowing large ones earlier and wanted to show Daddy. He joined in the fun and blew some for the kids to chase.
We will experiment some more this year. We have lots of ideas we want to try!
We used our normal bubble mix. Mix 1 part Dawn or Joy dish soap (classic is better than Ultra, but both work) with 3 parts soft or distilled water. Start with a few drops of glycerin, but experiment with how much is needed to get longer lasting bubbles. Let the mix sit a few hours before using. Keep the solution in a tightly covered container so the mix does not dry out. We are looking for a replacement for glycerin, it is slightly expensive, but helps to make wonderful bubbles.
When we have a few minutes from school, Audrey and I have been searching for unique flower pictures.Â I enjoy comparing the pictures to see how differently they turn out. It is amazing how we can see the same things differently.
Mark and I were outside trying to get pictures of some baby robins. I went inside to discover Megan sitting on the bathroom sink by herself. I asked her who left her up there.Â Smiling hugely, she told me “all by myself, need down.” After hearing “you can’t do that, your too little” all the time, I think she was proud that she figured out she isn’t too little to wash her own hands.
While Adrian and Audrey learned about tornadoes at Science Sleuths yesterday, the rest of us took a walk. After battling mosquitoes most of the walk, we gave up exploring. We decided to try the playground with the tire swing. The breeze was strong enough to keep the mosquitoes away and the kids had fun trying to get each other dizzy on the swing.
I gave myself the challenge of trying to capture a dandelion seed as someone blew on a dandelion. This is the idea of what I want, but it is not what I have pictured. Since we have tons of dandelions, I just need a willing helperÂ to try again.
One of Megan’s favorite activities is to swing. She loves having someone push her. She prefers sitting on someone’s lap, but often has to beg who ever is swinging.Â She was extra persuasive today because she was able to get Mark to blow bubbles with her and then swing with her.