Monday, January 31, 2011

Science Birthday Party With Dr. Bond

Alden celebrated his 7th birthday this weekend with a Science Party. 

Each new employee of  Staley Laboratories was given an employee orientation kit which included a lab coat (small white tee shirt split down the front), a name badge/security pass, a can of radioactive material (potato chips), toys, crazy straws and candy. 

Name badges were made using Word.  A picture was added, a generic picture for each of the guests (girl or boy), ID# was Alden's birthdate.

The biohazard material.  A can of chips covered in yellow paper with a hazard label.

Group photo of the new hired Scientists just before the presentation by Dr. Bond, the Science Guy.

Dr. Bond did a great job engaging the group and keeping them entertained over the next hour. 

Surprisingly, the electric current activities were some of the favorites....they loved to hate being shocked.

The potato shooter was a big hit. Air pressure from the tube caused a sliver of potato to be launched in the air. 

Making slime....we had to take a break for a rush to the sinks for hand washing after this one.

What's better than an erupting erupting volcano that you can eat.

This was a great party idea that the kids enjoyed...the parents were having a lot of fun too.  I would recommend Dr. Bond to anyone within the Nashville and surrounding areas....he does a great job and the kids really had fun interacting with him.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy 7th Birthday Alden

Seven years ago today, I met a wonderful boy.  I was there when he first entered the world and knew I was lost forever when I first saw the top of his head and then looked into the bluest eyes you can imagine.  I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the first night with him and cradle him in my arms as he listened to me tell him about his family.  I promised him that night that we would be best friends forever and I told him that I would always be there for him.  He gives me plenty of hugs and kisses and never forgets to tell me that he loves me.  I thank God everyday for this precious gift.  Happy Birthday sweet Alden.  Jammi loves you forever.

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Dining with Cloches

I've been doing a lot of thinking about my blog, but very little doing.  I want to ensure that I post something interesting and insightful and use my blog as a way to chronicle my everyday life (which by the way, is not very interesting or insightful which may be why I am having trouble).  Please continue to bear with me as I overcome my writer's block.   I've been working on my Wish List for 2011 and determining steps and timelines.  One thing that I have already had to concede is my kitchen buildout.  We are in desperate need of working on our driveway, which became glaringly obvious after all the snow and sludge so far this year that has turned our drive into a horror, we are going to have it hard-topped at the end of February.  That expense will mean that my kitchen buildout will need to be pushed back to late this year or into 2012.  As a result, I am moving forward with making the minor, cosmetic improvements to make my current kitchen livable and more functional.....I'm planning and planning right now, trying to keep unnecessary costs down.  Determining what will be 'throw away' money spent vs what can be spent and reused when we do the build-out. 

I have been playing around, resetting my tabletops with all the holiday items packed away.  Slowly but surely getting things back in order.  I've been working on cloches for my dining room table. 

Thanks for your visit and hope you are doing better than I am with making your home re-beautiful after Christmas.   I'm blaming it on my 'planning' for the year....that's my story and I'm sticking to it.  Cheers!

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Monday, January 3, 2011

My 2011 Wish List

2010 has come and gone...we had good times and bad....gained a couple new members in our extended family and lost some others.  We laughed, we cried, we made memories that we will treasure.  I nosedived on home improvements and crafting in 2010, but it's all good as I now have a whole new year to make those To Do Lists. 

Here is my Wish List for 2011....I'm hoping for a great success rate at the end of the year, but I'm extremely flexible if it doesn't happen as I would like.  I've got all my extentions crossed, just to give me an extra edge and if I can find a rabbits foot, I'll rub it as well.

2011 WishList
Total kitchen renovation/family room buildout

Renovate downstairs bathroom

Pantry buildout

New full glass entry door with sidelights

New Desktop

Canon Rebel EOS


What's on your 2011 Wish List??

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