We've been blessed with the addition of our four year old daughter from Ethiopia. We fell in love with Ethiopia and want to honor the gift of our daughter by continuing to embrace her amazing homeland. Join us on our journey as we become a family of six through international adoption and as we work to support the beautiful country of Ethiopia.
This weekend we transformed our home into a science lab and invited eight little scientists over for some "lab lunacy!" We celebrated B's special day with an awesome birthday party with a science theme and loads of fun. The party was inspired by our little guy's hair. When he wakes up in the morning, his hair is usually pretty wild and we call him "Einstein." (Notice the picture of B that our daughter superimposed onto a picture of Albert Einstein). When all the budding scientists arrived, we dressed them in little lab coats and goggles. Some even choose to use hair gel to get their hair nice and crazy.
The fun started with some super cool experiments. We made "rockets" that shot off all over our kitchen (complete with a nice, loud bang). This was an excellent experiment. It only involved a few materials. A film canister, water and an alka seltzer tablet. It was very exciting for the boys to wait with anticipation until the home-made "rocket" shot off.
Next we made lava lamps. This was my personal favorite because they turned out so cool. A little colored water, some oil and the alka seltzer tablets helped us to create bubbling bottles of fun.
Of course, no party would be complete without baking soda and vinegar explosions, the Diet Coke/ Mentos experiment, and some slime. The boys loved making slime and taking turns squishing it between their fingers.
This had to be one of the best birthday parties we have hosted. Although, I think the "Fear Factor" party that my older son had a couple of years ago may still be in first place (as far as coolness goes - after all, how often do 9 year old boys get to eat crickets and crawl through a tunnel of live bugs?).