Tuesday, March 30, 2010
While we can't verify all that Jonas was able to inspect, since his brother is still in the womb, we can draw conclusions based on what we could see and feel on the outside. Mom can give a little bit more information, so that was helpful. It appeared that the butt position was in debate, but after consulting, both Sara and Jonas agreed on the location. The part about being a bat hanging from a tree has no basis and is all conjecture. It could be any day (or week) now, since all the baby brother is doing now is getting his lungs fit, getting coordinated, and putting on some weight. It will be up to him to get the estrogen gushing and cause Sara to start birthing contractions. It is amazing that he holds the key to when his birthday will be.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
This video is actually quite normal. More or less I would bet half of the time of the day we are doing something silly and moving around like crazy. Jonas did not care that I was calling him a dragon when he clearly was a lion, lucky me for lions can be ferocious when upset.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Well this is it, the final science museum video. You know that Jonas had fun when he refused to use his legs when we exited. The drag technique worked well with each parent taking an arm, but this only works for so long. Overall, all of us had a great time and we are already planning our next visit in 2013.
Friday, March 5, 2010
We are almost there....the end of the Science and Industry Museum posts....probably will be a part 5. Anyway, Jonas got a chance to learn about all the molecules that make life so ridiculously easy for everyone in the world today, while providing a framework for the doom his life will experience as the effects of using these molecules develop over the next century. After the hydrocarbons we went out to explore some more organized organic molecules....in the developing womb. It all seems so easy according to the interactive displays. I had to consult with Sara...it turns out that it is more difficult than flipping through a touchscreen to move through the stages of bringing a new life into this world. This was evidenced by Jonas's future bro wedging his head repeatedly into his mom's cervix on top of too much action at the museum which led to a day of regular contractions the day after the museum visit. That provided a bit of awareness that the upcoming weeks will be interesting to say the least.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
We visited circus world after lunch. The star attraction for Jonas were the funny mirrors, though he did enjoy all the intricate horse and carriages throughout the exhibit. The end of the clip shows Jonas getting a little bang with everyone else. The first balloon the demonstrator filled with just Hydrogen, which is combustible, and it made a loud boom. She followed that up by adding oxygen to the next balloon, I couldn't hear, but probably in a 2:1 Hydrogen to Oxygen ratio. This is the balloon that Jonas didn't quite like. It probably was due to the louder noise because of the availability of oxygen to more rapidly react with the hydrogen to form water because of the close proximity of the oxygen molecules that allowed the reaction to happen more quickly and result in a higher energy disruption in the surroundings. Heat was released as the oxygen and hydrogen atoms bonded in a 2:1 ratio to form water, and the excess of energy left over because of the efficient molecule-making is what moved the surrounding molecules rapidly upon transfer of this excess energy into heat, light, and a loud noise. Jonas recovered quickly on his way to petroleum world. That is what is up next.
Monday, March 1, 2010
When we finally had to leave the IDEAs factory to let another groups of kids on Jonas was saying, "I want my copper conductor block." It seems as though he had formed a friendly relationship with the metal block that when properly placed completed the circuit to make things light up, move, make sounds, etc. The water area was quite wonderful, lots of interactive and discovery type items. We planned this run-around experience as an appetite builder/snack runnner-offer. He just ate a snack a bit ago and it was just about lunch time, as it turned out it worked out pretty well. Next up funny shapes and shadows.