"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Well, it should be quite obvious that those children are studying science! Kudos to my sister, Kathy, and my husband (although he cheated, sort of).

Specifically, they are acting out the discovery of Uranus by William & Caroline Herschel. If you don't know who they are, you should really go to the link. I didn't know who they were either, until last week when we got to Uranus (we're working our way through the solar system this year- amazing stuff!).

The first photo is of William and Caroline with their parents and the second is of William and Caroline exploring the night sky (of course they really used a telescope, but this was a low budget film).

Stay tuned, once the children finish editing the film it may show up here on my blog.

And as long as we're talking about Uranus, did you know that scientist thought (just a few years ago) that it might rain DIAMONDS on Uranus (and Neptune). How cool is that? Now it looks like it might only rain graphite. A boon for the pencil business if you ask me.

Don't you LOVE science??? What a great way to see God's amazing creativity!


  1. Barb,

    The Finnish have their day. It is March 16th. St. Urho's Day. It is to celebrate St. Urho clearing Finland of all the grasshoppers with his pitchfork because they were destroying all the grapes. There is even a statue of him in Menahga, MN. On St. Urho's Day you wear purple.


  2. He cleared Finland of grasshoppers with a pitchfork? Hmmm. I would have like to have seen that!


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