Author Archives: Adrian

The Ark

Last Christmas, Oma and Opa gave us tickets to see the Ark Encounter over Thanksgiving weekend. Oma and Opa also got a house/hotel for the whole family!  We drove down on Thanksgiving day.

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The next day we went to the Ark. After parking we got on a bus to the Ark. Then we started exploring the first floor. It had some animals and lots of food storage bags.

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On the second floor, they had more animals, and some real ones. Also Noah’s family’s living quarters. The third floor had things that happened after the flood.

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Then it was nighttime. We went and saw ChristmasTime. Uncle Sam and Aunt Lilly treated us ice skating, it was our first time so mom took lots of pictures of us.

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Then we went back to the hotel. It was fun, thank you Oma and Opa!

No Great Wisdom…

~ Uncle Andrew, The Magicians Nephew

Adrian McGuire 3 Nov 2018, coloring book and gel pen.

Snow Fights

Today it snowed. When we went outside, the Enemy (Andrea), the Neutral (Megan), and Agent 12½ (A.K.A Adrian) had a snow fight. The Enemy launched snow powder bombs in shovels and hurled it at Agent 12½, Neutral hit snow at both sides. Then Enemy and Neutral ran inside the hideout and closed the vacuumed air lock. I took a secret back way in.

We then had hot chocolate and a candy cane. Agent 12½ said he had fun, not sure about Enemy after he dumped a snow bomb down her back…

First Snow

My first two snowmen this year.

Today it snowed for the first time this year. Megan and I made snowmen. The bigger one of mine was creeping up to the other one. Then I destroyed them with snowballs. Now they are melted. We had fun with our snowman.

My Chex mix

I made Chex mix again. We changed our recipes(one and two) and made the Chex mix even better!

  • 3 cups Corn Chex
  • 3 cups Crispixs
  • 2 cups white cheddar cheez-its
  • 2 cups oringanl cheez-its
  • 2 cups Wheat Chex
  • 3 cups Nacho Cheese Bugles
  • 2 1/3 cups Pretzel Sticks
  • 2 cups Garlic Bagel chips, broken in half
  • 1 1/2 stick Butter
  • 5 Tbl coconut oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 10 dashes Tabasco Sauce
  • 5 cloves mashed garlic (we cooked it before hand)
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite seasoned salt recipe*
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder

Put all the crunchy stuff in a big bowl and mix very well.

Melt the butter and coconut oil over low heat. Add the garlic and start browning the butter.

Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. We like it with less salt, so you might want to add more.

Put crunchy stuff on cookie sheet with sides and pour butter with seasonings over while stirring.

Bake at 250 degrees until mix is dry (about 1 hour and a half) Stir every so often.  Cool and store in an airtight container, and be sure to share (If you don’t, do not eat it all at once otherwise you will get a tummy ache)!

*We made it using; 2 Tb Salt, 1/2 tsp Paprika, 1/4 tsp Turmeric, 1/4 tsp Onion powder, 1/4 tsp Garlic powder. It makes about 3 or 4 baches of Chex mix

Density Layer Experiment

 

We made a density experiment were we put some different weighted liquids on top of each other and see what goes on what.

The first time we did it we put in; fake maple syrup, corn syrup, milk, soup, water and rubbing alcohol. The milk messed it up. We think it was too light because it was 2% milk. And we realized the fake maple syrup went over the corn syrup.

The next time we did it we took away the milk and put in the corn syrup first. Here are the colors in order:

  • Purple & Clear = Corn Syrup
  • Brown = Fake Maple Syrup
  • Green = Dish Soap. Blue = H²O
  • Yellow = Vegetable Oil
  • Pink = Rubbing Alcohol

After we layered the liquids we put in the objects. We put in a ping-pong ball, a cork, a die, a pencil, a popcorn kernel, a bead, a eraser, and a ring.

I thought it was neat to see how everything “floated”.