Sunday, October 23

maddest scientist of all

i can't believe it. our little jack isn't so little anymore.
this morning jack ran into the bathroom and studied his face in the mirror for a few seconds and then shouted, "i think i grew last night! i must be five already!"

i knew things might get a little crazy, so i asked my trusty personal photographer to take some pictures at jack's party. and she did a fabulous job! thank you trusty personal photographer, you are the best :)
these pictures are evidence that jack and his buddies had a blast at the mad scientist party.
i couldn't have asked for a better bunch of boys to do this with. they got along great and were so eager to try things out. 
thanks ethan and nathan, you guys are the coolest!

taking "samples" with their test tubes and catching tadpoles before the party started

first project of the day,
experimenting with dry ice.
first they touched the ice with coins and felt it bubble and whiz, they thought that was awesome.
then, we added the water and you should have heard their shrieks of delight!

next up,
blowing up balloons with baking soda and vinegar

then we made

and our last official experiment for the day,
soda fountains

the boys loved this, but truth be told, it didn't turn out like i hoped.
i'm not sure what went wrong, but it certainly didn't shoot up in the air like i've seen on you tube!
i guess i have some experiments of my own in the future.

and a party isn't much of a party without a little
silly string

this morning we watched a few videos of a brand spankin' new jack from october 23, 2006. (he loves to watch movies of himself, which would be creepy if he was older, but for now its fun.)
then after church we went to grandma and grandpa browne's for jack's dinner of choice: breakfast burritos and chocolate cake. 

jack is entering a fun "boy" stage and received awesome gifts like nerf guns, legos, rc cars, a trip to the toy store from grandma and grandpa brower, a mini golf trip coupon from grandpa browne and a new blanket from  grandma linda!
whew, what a lucky 5 year old! thanks everyone for celebrating with jack and letting him know how special he is. we sure love our jack man!

grandma spent a TON of time on this blanket and jack watched the process. he didn't know it was for him though. when he asked who she was making it for, she told him it was for someone very special and when he opened it he said, "i was the special one!"
he hasn't taken it off his lap since he opened it. he loves to cuddle with a blanket and had ellie and i climb under it tonight before bed by saying, in a sing-song voice, "there's room for MoRe!"


Carolina said...

LOVED THIS POST!! Happy birthday big guy! I loved the comment from Jack "I was the special one!" I loved his awesome chocolate cake, and I LOVED the birthday party idea. For the record, I am TOTALLY using this in the future. haha.

Did you use lots and lots of mentos? Danny and I experimented with this in our younger days. We used a whole pack and the pop shot up pretty high. I don't know, I'm no expert in mentos and diet coke.

Steve and Donna said...

another fun event at the Brower home :)

Larissa said...

Happy bday big Jack!