time freezing….

My twins turn 14 today (and tomorrow….they were split at midnight:)

bubble

 

Last week in the bitter cold temperatures we tried an experiment. We mixed up a homemade bubble solution, went out in the 0 degree cold, and blew bubbles to see if they would freeze.

 

frozen bubbles (3)

At first, they just flew away with the wind…until we got smart and blew them directly onto a plastic spoon.

 

frozen bubbles (1)

The bubble would sit there until some wind came by…and it would burst. Then we figured out to shield and protect the bubble from the wind…until it was solid enough to stand up on it’s own.

 

bubble 2

Then we just let it go…and watched it be all beautiful.

frozen bubbles (2)

I am sure there is some sort of lesson on parenting….and watching kids grow, trying to shield and protect them…but in the end you just have to let them go and be all beautiful on their own…and all of that….I’ll let you stew on it…

frozen bubble

 

while I watch this perfect little frozen bubble and enjoy this very moment;)

 

They are always teaching me something new…. Happy birthday to two of the finest people I know and love…peanut and bear. I will always block the wind for you….till forever:) Fall break 2013

 

(bubble solution is 1.5 C water, 1/2 C dawn, 1/4 C light corn syrup….in case you want to make magic too:)

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-Tracie
About Tracie

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge.

Comments

  1. Amanda Comeau says:

    So nice! Happy birthday to your babies :)

  2. Happy Birthday to your twins. What a beautiful tutorial you wrote to demonstrate your feelings on parenting. Happy New Year!

    Rebeca~

  3. Awe! What a beautiful post! The frozen bubbles drew me in…and the twins celebrating a birthday made me stay around for your lovely words. Blessings!
    Kim

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