What a pretty Sabbath spring afternoon! Mommy and Zippy were both dressed in a maroon color. Maroon is a pretty color between red and brown. "Would you like to have some tea?" Mommy asked Zippy. Zippy never refuses food or drink. "Oh, yes!" She replied. Off they went back to church. It was the annual Women's Ministry Tea Time. The theme was "Showers of Blessing."
When they arrived, Zippy stayed close to Mommy. She gets a little nervous being out of the house around lots of people she doesn't know. Mommy peeked in the fellowship hall. There were a lot of women there. The room was decorated with umbrellas, rain boots, and watering cans. Sister Terry led us to a table with 5 other women.
Tea Time was lots of fun. Pastor Heather talked about seeing God's blessings even in bad situations. Zippy ate pineapple, grapes, and strawberries. Yum! Mommy brought two of our tea mugs from home.
Zippy waited nicely while ladies in front of us made their tea at the tea table. Then, Zippy got to choose her tea bag. There were lots of choices, but Zippy LOVES fruit. Her choice was easy. "I want berry zinger!" Mommy chose chamomile, her favorite. Zippy tore open the tea wrappings and put the tea bags in the mugs. Mommy poured the hot water and carried the hot mugs back to the table, so Zippy would stay safe.
Sip, munch, and munch some more! Zippy happily ate and drank while sitting on Mommy's lap. At the end, Mommy and Zippy received gifts. Zippy received a hand-made cloud bag for being a little woman in attendance. Mommy received a set of spring dish towels for guessing almost the correct number of cottonballs in a jar. Tea Time was fun!
At the end of tea time, everyone sang a special hymn - Showers of blessing. Rainy days may not seem like happy days, but they bring the cool water that plants, people, and animals need to live and grow. Look for hidden blessings on rainy days or frustrating days. If you keep looking, you will surely catch a glimpse of a rainbow!
It was Marine Chemistry AND Astronomy Day at the Science Museum. Shiloh, Zippy, Mommy, Mumsees, and Popsees all went together. When we arrived, a man greeted us at the door and said, "Would you like to launch a rocket? Go over there!" We walked outside to the grass area he pointed at.
Sure enough, another man was there standing at a table. There was a black air pump under the table. On the table, was a closed soda bottle filled partly with water. The tube from the air pump connected to the soda bottle. "Would you like to turn on the pump?" The man asked Shiloh. Shiloh is always eager to push a button and see what happens. Whirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, said the pump. The water in the soda bottle started bubbling. Bloop, bloop, bloop, bloop!
After Zippy launched her soda bottle rocket, we all went inside. The grand foyer was filled with table stations of experiments and fun things to do. Mumsees and Zippy went off together exploring. Popsees, Mommy, and Shiloh headed another direction. As usual, after the first table experiment, Shiloh was a little restless. So, he tried to buzz around in search of something "interesting" to him. Popsees and Mommy made sure Shiloh finished a lot of stations, but Shiloh was still very restless.
When we got to the Astronomy section, Shiloh discovered his favorite activity - make and launch a straw rocket. Here were the directions.
Mommy and Popsees also tried to figure it out. First, they adjusted the launcher. Maybe the tiny pipe should be angled this way or that way. Maybe Shiloh needs to let the pipe drop more smoothly. Maybe the play-dough seal wasn't tight enough and letting air out. Maybe...it's the rocket.
Hi, I'm Inga, a Seventh-day Adventist homeschooling mom. This is a heritage blog. I am trying to document the memories and knowledge I want to pass down to my children and theirs. Most posts are told in story format, so my children and their children can enjoy reading about our special times together.