Happy Birthday to my sweet little pumpkin! The years are flying by way too quickly. We had a whirlwind of fun for her epic birthday slumber bash. My amazingly awesome and uber smarty pants friend Kim came over for the night to do science-y cool stuff with the girls. Did I mention Kim also happens to be a professor of chemistry at a university? She’s that kind of awesome and smart! With her witty guidance the girls extracted DNA, learned about the process of dialysis, did a sweet and sour candy connection with 18 types of candy (yes, 18!), learned all about freezing point depression making ice cream for breakfast, borax crystals, rock candy, shaving cream and food coloring monoprinting, and some fire experiments. I think the only thing Kim loves more than science is sharing science stuff with young girls who also love science! As a mom I love that my daughter and her friends have Kim as a role model they can look up to that encourages them to keep loving and exploring science. Kim totally rocks!
Needless to say between party prep and staying up all night partying like it’s 1999 with a group of wild scientists didn’t leave me much time, any time, to be zen in my studio creating. I was a bit stressed about this because I felt like I was let myself down by not following through on my challenge. The more I thought about this I decided I need to give myself some grace. 365 days is a long time. There’s going to be times I need to say “not today” and be okay with that. So I decided to share two of the projects I did during the party as my creative challenge. They definitely fall into the category of creative even if they don’t fit into the exact guidelines I set forth for this challenge. And I’ve decided that I’m accepting this in the name of sanity.
Day 8 challenge I’m claiming Pumpkin’s birthday cake. She wanted a guitar on her cake. Being it was a science themed party I decided to make her a nerdy guitar. (The guitar is filled with nerds! 🤓 😂) Its homemade butter cream frosting- bonus yum!
Day 9, as long as we can count 2AM as the next day, is shaving cream monoprints. How is it I’ve never done these before?! I can’t wait to do these again- this was so fun and made such awesome, cool, rocking amazing prints! The girls made about a million of these, they took over my garage for drying. They were having such a great time that I didn’t want to disturb their flow, but I did manage to sneak a quick one in to satisfy my creative challenge for the day. I’m definitely planning on making more….as soon as I get more shaving cream. And maybe use it to shave my legs first- TMI?! Welcome to my world!
How was your weekend? I’d love to hear about any fun adventures you had.