Preparing for the Science Fair – 12/16/2016

Sonora decided that she wanted to participate in the science fair this year. She teamed up with her friend, Ella. It was decided that they would come to our house and perform the experiments. They were observing different candy (Mentos) being dropped into Diet Coke.  First stop was to shop for supplies!

Back at home, they wanted to make cup cakes since Ella was spending the night.

Shortly before it was time for Ella to be picked up, we decided it would be best to perform the experiments. First the supplies!

They decided to try peppermint candy, Skittles, and Mentos. The peppermint wouldn’t fit in the bottle without some modifications…

Once broken up, the were able to get film of each candy being dropped in.

Most interesting to me was that each candy caused fizzing of the Diet Coke to one degree or another.  Somewhere there is footage of the experiments. They girls also tried Mentos in their mouth followed by drinking Diet Coke. The results were comical! Unfortunately they didn’t finish writing up their project in time, but they still had fun!

Hogan Haake

Corvin’s Orchestra Concert – 12/14/2016

The day after Sonora’s concert, Corvin had one of his own. Danelle and Sonora decided to warm up by the fire before we went into the concert. Glad they didn’t burn themselves!

Unfortunately, Corvin plays the bass and we often forget to bring the good camera, so you can’t really see him in the back right, but he is there!

If you’re still here reading this, its best to just listen to the group play, not too shabby!

Hogan Haake

Christmas Lights With Friends – 12/7/2016

Laura wanted to check out Tilles Park’s Winter Wonderland. We decided it would be best to visit on a carriage. So we split a large carriage and invited Josh and Jen to join us. We all met early as we were quite excited to get our ride. The kids were super excited and we all bundled up for the cold.


Once we got started, we had quite conversation as we took in all of the lights around us. Its impossible to get a good photo from a phone, but here is an idea.

After viewing the lights, we had everyone over to our house for dinner. Its amazing how much you can prepare for a group in a hurry. Luckily the house didn’t burn down while we were gone with the ham in the oven.

Hogan Haake