Modern Portrait Photography

Summer Fun


Here are some random things we did this summer. We did many other things… especially on our trips. But here is a little sampling. This first experiment pictured above- I don’t remember much about it except that it didn’t really work too well. I think this was oil and food coloring and the different colors weren’t supposed to mix- but they did because I did not use black!IMG_20120622_081210 This second experiment was to get a bouncy egg… if I remember you just let it soak in the vinegar. The vinegar eats away the shell leaving it all squishy… I thought I heard you could even bounce it so maybe I didn’t do it right because our egg popped and made a big mess!IMG_20120622_081451

Beckett loved this one! It’s basically mini volcanoes. Put drops of colored vinegar into a bowl of baking soda and watch it bubble up! Make sure to put something under your work space!IMG_20120622_082215

I saw this idea online where you make a fort frame out of a bunch of rolled newspaper. I got so tired of rolling newspaper and so we made a mini fort with only about 15 rolls. Plus Beckett just couldn’t help but knock it down all the time or use the rolls as swords or go fishing with them as pictured below. So the activity was still a success- he loved playing with the newspaper rolls even the original idea wasn’t super successful.IMG_20120622_175543 IMG_20120622_191050

Fireworks in a jar… kinda pretty to look at for a few minutes!IMG_20120622_202847

Watching his big brother out the window! I just love his smooshed faces!IMG_20120622_233247

Playing with big bubble wands and then popping them with a toy hammer!IMG_20120622_222127IMG_20120623_075104 IMG_20120623_152949

Glow sticks in the dark bathtub! Glow sticks are always cool!IMG_20120626_201608 IMG_20120627_125950 IMG_20120627_130318 And a bunch of bike rides!IMG_20120627_130446 IMG_20120713_141205

The air show! He loved this and still asks if we can go back! He loved seeing the parachuters!IMG_20120714_132638 Riding gondolas… to do more biking!IMG_20120728_114650 Funny Face pancakes… I’m not sure we call them this because the pancake looks funny or because your face looks funny after you eat them.IMG_20120923_083830And finally I organized an Olympics play date to celebrate it’s finale. As always I had a million ideas but didn’t do most… and I have no photos of the event but I think I counted about 50 people there so it was a good turn out. I had different events set up for the kids to go through and then we finished off with a handful of relay races. Fun times- the kids were able to get their energy out even on a rainy day! (we had to move it indoors at the last minute). Anyways! These are some of the events we had:

balance beam

the long jump

the discus throw

swimming- lay on tummy on a skateboard and push yourself across the gym

hurdles- pool noodles laid across chairs parallel to the floor

soccer shoot out- with mini ball and goal

javelin throw- throw a pool noodle through a hula hoop


Here’s one of my friends photos  that she posted to Facebook. Thanks Tawny for taking some photos! And that’s all I can remember… maybe that was it! I also was going to have them decorate cookies into the Olympic rings with colored candies and sprinkles but that didn’t happen either.


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