Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Here is a picture of my rocketeers. I love this picture of Alan and the boys, they all look so darn cute. This week Alan thought it would be a good idea to do a project with the boys. He bought a rocket and the boys were so excited. He put it together (the boys really weren't much help) and was finally ready to go.
Here is the rocket right before lift-off.
Here are the boys watching Daddy get the rocket ready.
The boys were so enthralled with the whole thing. We had a bit of a failure at first, but we eventually were successful. It went up very high, Alan was excited, the boys didn't really know what had happened. We watched it land in a neighborhood, which we were a little bummed about but we eventually found the rocket in someones backyard. Next time we will launch it from a different place so it won't land in the neighborhood. It was a lot of fun and Samuel kept asking us to go do it again for the rest of the night, so I guess it was a hit.


snoscythe said...

If you guys get to doing this frequently, here is how we save a LOT of money on the engines (they are like $3 apiece). Go to Michael's crafts and buy something cheap. The receipt should print off with a coupon for 50% off an item if you go back the next week. Go back the next week and just buy the 24 pack of engines--Normally $50+ dollars, but with your coupon just a titch over $25.


Courtney said...

How fun! I can't wait to have a big boy so Rich can do stuff like that. Girls just aren't into things like that the same way.

K said...

Rockets are always huge hits with boys, no matter what age:) Looks like it was a lot of fun. You should do the coke and Mentos launch. We did that with a foam rocket. It was amazing how high it went. K loves that "experiment".

Robinson Family said...

Sounds like fun! I bet your boys loved it. I hope you are enjoying your summer!

Cakes4U said...

Way to go, Alan. What a fun idea. You guys never cease to amaze me with your creativity and fun ideas. Looking forward to seeing you!!

Janadt.Huggins said...

What a genius idea ;) I'm glad you found a rocket you liked and you had a fun time.