Monthly Archive for February, 2015

Snow Fort With Tunnels

Today, my two snow-lovers spent a couple hours outside building a Snow Fort with Tunnels!

**As always, click the photos to see more detail.

First, someone ELSE took charge of the Second Round Shoveling, for once.

The child labor laws have always been really lax around here.

The child labor laws have always been really lax around here.

Soon, Dad joined her, and they had the whole place shoveled in no time. The fort they made looked so impressive, I even put on real clothes and went outside on purpose to take pictures!

There are tunnels going all through this fort!

There are tunnels going all through this fort!

Another view, another tunnel!

Another view, another tunnel!

And another tunnel!

And another tunnel!

And, you guessed it...another tunnel.

And, you guessed it…another tunnel. There is a bonus igloo, too!

I “pick” you! Be MINE…CRAFT?

Valentine 2015

LEGO Minecraft (front & back) and flaming pencils. What’s not to love?

 

Happy 2nd Birthday, LHQR!

Happy Birthday, Lord Henry Quillington Rasmussen!

Happy Birthday, Lord Henry Quillington Rasmussen!

Girls and Science at the DMNS 2015

Today, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science hosted a “Girls and Science” Event, and it was one of the best events Claire and I have ever attended. I’d stumbled upon this info a couple months ago and saved the date on my calendar. As we got closer, I asked one of Claire’s friends and her mom to join us.

I’m so glad we went together! I daresay ALL the girls had a great time!

The girls had fun gathering the different buttons that were available:

Girls and Science Buttons

There were about 20 different stations, ranging from Computer Science, to Archeology, to Art Preservation, to Weather, to Forensic Art, to Physical Therapy, to Genetics, and on and on.

We were having a great time, despite the medical mishaps.

We were having a great time, despite the medical mishaps.

We got to meet Lauren Whitney from CBS4.

We got to meet Lauren Whitney from CBS4.

She even re-tweeted my tweet and photo! 🙂

Speaking of weather, one of the first stations we did when we got there was so much fun!

Speaking of weather, one of the first stations we did when we got there was so much fun!

As we discovered, Claire’s headband was the same color as the green-screen, so it looked like you could see the map through her head!

THIS was a fantastic exercise in teaching them binary

THIS was a fantastic exercise in teaching them binary

…to make bracelets!

…to make bracelets!

(This bracelet represents Claire’s initials. How cool is that??)

As you may know, I’m a huge fan of binary, as you can see if you click here. 😉

Another fun station was when we used metal thread to sew on circuits to light up the LED.

Another fun station was when we used metal thread to sew on circuits to light up the LED.

Amazing.

All in all, we were there from before the doors opened at 9am until about 4:30 (they closed at 5pm). We even had some time to check out our favorite areas of the museum before heading home.

Thermal

It was a fantastic day, and the girls were so energized from meeting female scientists and seeing how science is integrated into all these different subjects and in such unexpected ways.

Go, Science!
🙂