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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A January Day

I love Colorado.  We are having one of those winter days that feels like spring.  The sun is shining, it is well over 50 degrees (F) out.  I am loving my home, and feeling loath to leave it.

I should be cleaning and packing for our trip.  Instead I'm lollygagging.  I was showing the boys home movies of other trips, because they asked what it would be like, when Hot Dog checked the mail.  There was a package!  Open it!  Is it for me?

It was an order of magnetic wands.  I'd hoped they'd get here before we left so we could bring them on the trip with us.  In addition to all the cool things you can do with a magnet, they're fun to use in sand so as to see if / how much iron is in the sand.

Instantly their interest in the videos was gone.  Hot Dog and Lego Kid rushed out to the sand box to see how magnetic that sand was.   They're collecting the iron bits in tubs to play with.

I hate spending money, but this is what money is for.  It makes my mama heart happy to see them outside playing, experimenting, and getting dirty.  :-)

I got a deal, and it came 6 to the package.  I'd like to share this good day with you.  I will mail or deliver one of these wands (probably pink or orange) to the first person to comment on this post.

Happy New Year!


Shawn Walter said...

Didn't one of the S-Y boys do his sci-fair project on the iron bits in soil? If I'd not homeschooled, I'd never have know that there is enough iron in soil (or cereal) to use a magnet on.

Oh, and you don't have to bring me one. The girls have some somewhere. I know this because when Stella was much younger, she tried to kill my computer monitor with it. There was always a little blip in the corner.

April said...

Ah man... now I have to rethink letting them have it on the boat near electronics.... :-o

Sue VanHattum said...

Renzie would love to play with something like that if you'd still like to pass it along.

April said...

Done and Done Sue. I've sent you a private message. :-)