Summer Time Fun: Glow in the Dark Bubbles

Summer is quickly approaching, which means long days and late nights. We love to spend as much time as we can outdoors in the summer. Life in the hot SoCal desert can mean a lot of very hot afternoons retreating to pools or air conditioning, however, we love to escape back outside as the weather cools and the sun goes down. This means a lot of meals spent outdoors and evenings enjoying the cooler night air.

We try to keep the kids busy and playing. For the most part they ride bikes, play with friends, and create adventures on their swingset or explore the yard like they are on safari. Sometimes we plan activities to do with them, and one activity I love to participate in is bubbles. We love to create large and unpoppable bubbles. We have even created bubble snakes. One we haven’t tried but are excited about this summer are glow-in-the-dark bubbles.

The kids participated in a Glow-run at their school one year and glow-in-the-dark bubbles was one of the “hazards” they ran through. The school followed this fun recipe and we are very excited to try it as well. The school used a bubble blowing machine but we plan to use wands and bubble blowing shooters. Whichever way you choose to create your bubbles we are sure they will glow with incredible fun.

Thank you to RVKid.com for the incredibly cool and easy-to-follow recipe. Glow on!

Boys Underwear: Boxers and Briefs

Our house has been in the midst if potty training this year. Our youngest, three, has gone back and forth with the desire to use the toilet for several months. In the last few weeks we have found a fantastic rhythm where he finally seems to be fully ready to give up his pull-ups/diapers full time. It has taken us a lot to get to this point, we had quite the regression near Spring Break. But now that he is ready to commit full time we have run around purchasing new underwear. One thing he loves is to wear boxers like Daddy. Thank goodness The Boy’s Store carries a fantastic selecting of boys underwear.

Boys Briefs by Trimfit: These trimfit briefs are great for boys. We love that they are tagless since we hear far too often that the underwear is itchy when there is a tag.

Boys’ Boxer Briefs by City Threads: these simple boxer briefs are just perfect for that little man. they are super soft with a fabric waistband for comfort. They are available in baby blue, orange, black, navy, red, denim, gray, green, road gray, and white.

Boys Boxer Briefs by Trimfit: These trimfit boxers are loose and comfortable for the little man that wants to be super comfortable. Available in a set of stripes, solids, and a football helmet pattern.

Science Freaks: Make and Egg Shell Disappear

Have you ever wondered what an egg looks like on the inside? Eggs are such a unique and special part of life. But when you crack them open they are different than they looked before. It is nearly impossible to see what they look like, untouched inside the shell. Or is it?

This fun experiment from Go Science Girls will help you to finally see inside of an egg. This is so different than a hard boiled egg which only lets you see the firm outer egg white layer. This experiment will help you to remove the outer shell while keeping the white membrane and yellow yolk fully intact.

This experiment can pose a few questions. Is the egg white an important part of the egg? What protects the eggs, the shell, or the egg white? What will happen if the egg shell is removed? what will happen if there is no egg white?

Discuss with your kids why both the egg shell and the white membrane are important. Check out this article about the anatomy of an egg and why each part is important.

Head on over to Go Science Girls for a full tutorial on how to achieve this incredible science experiment. Be sure to check out some other cool experiments while you are there. They do not disappoint!