Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Do you hear what I hear?

Last Night was great we had a traveling family night as it were.  We started with Phun with Physics, a 2 hour program put on by the University of Utah Physics department at the City Library on Foothill Blvd in Sugarhouse, more information here; http://umnh.utah.edu/freemondays(just copy and paste in your browser).  It was great they worked with some of Newtons Laws of Physics, action and reaction and then one which they described as everything is basically lazy, state of motion, which you see PT testing and the dishes are still in place. They also worked with liquid nitrogen, balloons, and motion with a lazy Susan. They poured out the nitrogen onto the floor to let the children feel the evaporating nitrogen and how cold it was then they felt where it was poured to see how cold and dry it was. At the end they put a rubber ball in the nitrogen for about 10 minutes and dropped from the stairs with one that was not frozen and with a loud POP the ball broke off into a dozen pieces, while the other bounced. Its a great program and the children enjoyed it if you can you should see it, they have it there and at the Natural Museum of History on the first Monday of the month which is free Monday.




Then we got some pizzas for dinner and headed off to the South Jordan Library where we saw the Intermountain Christian School Bell Choir and Chorus.  The program was simple and lovely there where 2 bell numbers then chorus then bell and so on.  The Choir did both bells and sing and the members also traded bells frequently for each number, so many of the members learned all of the bells played.  The boys where in awe at the size of the bells, small to large and loved the blocks to play the "horse feet". a long with the wood cracker "cracking whip", during the Christmas Song, and they had a lovely medley from the Nutcracker.

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Here is where I am going to Share those moments that just come whether it be night or day and we take the time to seize every opportunity-

Just a quick chuckle; I was putting my sons down for the night and little Bogan asked for another drink of water, and I said no you have already had a large glass and used the bathroom-he said oh yeah-so I chuckled and said haha your plans to stay awake have been foiled, and he said yeah Mom you folded my plans.

The other night my boys were playing with their legos and when I walked by, PT had made a pyramid and asked me where the little guy was that he had, I said I don't know? And then he showed me he had hidden it under the pyramid-I thought and then grabbed that moment- I went and got out the history book and opened up to the ancient Egypt era when pyramids were built and why it was similar to what he did. He was amazed at the significance. We read and read and learned about them for 2 days.