Kayla and I had MOPS this morning, back for a quick lunch, then off to PTA Board. Grabbed NJ, the kiddos did their coloring pages (still one of my favorite things every state week), and we feasted on a dinner of Frito Pie. I don't know if this is really Utah cuisine, but I wanted to use up the leftover chili from Saturday and it's Southwestern, right? I made these amazingly simple and yummy Utah's Old Time Cinnamon Jumbles for dessert which we munched on while doing three different salt water experiments in honor of the Great Salt Lake. (If you want to try these at home, check them out here, here and here) This was a great project for tonight and even I learned some things about salt water!
Still trying to figure out tomorrow and the rest of the weekend, so not sure what it looks like! But you can bet I'll be back posting (even if I am the only one reading it, lol), so until then...
Utah Fun Fact of the Day: The Great Salt Lake is 3 to 5 times saltier than the ocean. Fish free, the lake's largest aquatic critters are brine shrimp.
These fun little cookies were a hit here tonight
They're cute! And poofy!
Mikayla's Utah complete with the Great Salt
My artist hard at work
Noah's Utah - that's him sitting under one of the Arches, the transcontinental railroad in teh middle and the Great Salt Lake at the top
Made some homemade tortilla chips
Another yummy Utah inspired dinner
Ready to learn all about salt water
Adding some colored ice cubes to the fresh water
And the salt water
And watching to see what happens
Cool - huh?
They loved it
I was explaining to him why the fresh water glass was all one temperature but the one with salt water was colder at the top where the food coloring was
And then floating food coloring in ice water
We even stirred up the salt water