Sunday, June 13, 2010

Afternoon Fun

We sent the kids outside to play with neighborhood friends this afternoon.  They've been out there for about three hours now...playing, running, screaming, getting wet, etc.   A little while ago, I took them out a treat of M & M's because I just happened to have the right number of bags.  Then I sent Scott outside with the ingredients of a little science experiment...the old Mentos and Diet Soda.

Our kids have been bugging us to do this for a while.  I bought the Mentos and soda a while ago but between our trip to Portland, the rain, and our house troubles, we haven't had the chance to do it.  Today seemed like a good time.

Here, the kids are lined up on our hill waiting for Dad to set it up.  My kids know what's going to happen because they've seen it online and on Mythbusters.  Our friends didn't know what was going to happen.

And here is the resulting fountain.  Afterward, Mika got the bright idea of trying to drink the remaining diet soda with Menthos in it.  Yuck!

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