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

Sonora’s Birthday Party – 5/15/2016

Sonora wanted to have a birthday party with her friends. So I took her and three of her friends to the City Museum for her party.


So Sonora, Clare, Keann, and Ella are headed into the museum with me. Clare is a bit afraid of heights, so I’ll have to be extra careful with her to ensure she isn’t left out or afraid. The girls didn’t waste any time climbing between floors!

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Of course near the end of our visit, the girls found the gift shop and spent way too much time in there thinking about what they could buy.

Hogan Haake