Friday, July 1, 2011

P52 - Week 26

My favorite shot for this week is this one:

This summer, we are using some of our 'down days' when the boy doesn't go to camp to squeeze in a little science time. And there's no sweeter science than making your own CANDY! Yep! We made some rock candy.

You start with super saturated sugar water and add some flavoring (grape, in our case). Then you tie (or tape) a string to a pencil and dip it into a jar with your sugar water. Remove the string and let it dry out for a day. This creates 'seed crystals' on your string. Then return the string to the solution (balanced on top of the jar w/ your pencil) and let it sit for at least a week. The longer you can wait, the better your sugar crystals will be in the end.

It's hard to wait though. So this photo was taken with just a small sample of the sugar crystals floating on the top of our solution. We siphoned out a few for a quick taste test. It was pronounced YUMMY!

Save me some!


About This Blog

I'm a proud mom of a very active little boy. I have truly enjoyed the opportunity to document the many milestones throughout his life so far. These moments are precious to me. So I grabbed a camera and snapped away. I dabbled a bit in scrapbooking and took some time to learn at least the basics of photography. After all, kids grow so fast and you can't turn back the time.

But as he got old enough for school and team sports, I was so very disappointed in the offerings out there. I'm proud of my All Star in every thing he pours his heart into!

So I picked up a copy of Photoshop and tried my best to create momentos to capture these memories.

I'd love a chance to help you stop time for a moment as well.


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