For about a week now Brad has been telling Joe that they need to build a rocket. Joe has a tendency to sometimes just agree with or placate Brad just to get him to be quiet (as most parents do) which is fine except that Brad remembers EVERYTHING. If you tell him you're going to build a rocket, you better build a rocket. Brad wanted to build a rocket that would actually fly him to the moon, but Joe was able to get by with a little contraption given to him by his parents. It's made of PVC pipe and hooked to an air compressor. You put a soda or water bottle on the tube pointing up and when the air pressure builds you press the launch button and the thing flies 40 feet into the air. Brad absolutely loved it. It kept him entertained for a good 20 minutes, which is a lot.
Here they are getting it ready
Brad was very excited that he got to launch it.
He would count, but the number on which he launched was totally arbitrary and changed every time. Getting it read to go again. Here you can see how high it goes - it's that white blob over the house. Waiting for the pressure to build "Look, I have the power!" Again, and again.
It was a really fun activity for Brad and the rest of us had fun just watching him. I think their next project is going to be to decorate the bottle so it really looks like a rocket and then launch it. If anyone else wants to come over and try it just let us know! It's probably good Brad doesn't know how to hook up the air compressor himself.
What to say about me? I'm from Salt Lake City, Utah, but don't let that fool you. I'm a liberal through and through. It ain't easy being blue in a blood red state. I'm married to Joe and there are all kinds of cute cheesy things I could say about him, but I'll just leave it at saying he's wonderful. We have 2 kids - Brad was born in October of 2005 and Lucy in May of 2008. You know how they always tell you you'll think your kids are cute even if they really aren't? Well mine are. I don't think you'll learn anything life altering from reading my blog, but hopefully you'll enjoy the pictures of my family and hearing about the funny things they do.