We are a family of 5 humans & 1 canine. The Lang Family was officially established in 1998 when Mommy (Angela) met Daddy (Josh). We welcomed our first child, a daughter we named Caroline, in 2001. Two years later came our second little lady, Carmen. Benjamin, our son, blessed our lives in 2006. Jack is our furry family member.
Our family unit is now complete and on that phase of life where we begin to grow together, learn each other's flaws & perfections, make mistakes, build a home, create wonderful memories (and some not so wonderful memories) and make those critical decisions that will ultimately decide the course of the family's future (yeah, no pressure or anything).
This blog is a documentation of sorts from this point in time & on; the good, the bad, the pretty & the inevitable ugly.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

She's Got The Whole World In Her Hands

My sweet Carmen Girl had to present her class with a diagram, poster, or report on the Solar System this week. Of course we chose to make a diagram because that option is always the most fun (:

Materials Needed:
  • Shipping Tape
  • Duct Tape
  • Long Piece of Styrofoam Board
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Fabric (to cover the styrofoam board)
  • Toothpicks
  • White Paper
  • One Piece of Construction Paper (we used brown)
  • 9 Styrofoam Balls (different sizes based on planets & sun)
  • Paint
  • Glitter (to keep things glamorous)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Sharpie (she chose blue for her text)
We painted the planets & sun the first night to give it time to dry. We added more paint details the next evening so that the paint wouldn't mix. Before we attached the planets to the board, we covered it with our star filled fabric and kept it on using duct tape on the backside (keeping it hidden). By placing a toothpick in each planet, we were able to put the other end into the board to hold them in place. We used more than one toothpick on the larger objects (Sun & Jupiter). We made Saturn's ring using brown construction paper and glued it to the three toothpicks we placed around it. It held nicely. Next, Carmen wrote the title of her project and the names of all the objects on white computer paper. We cut them to size and shape and laminated them onto toothpicks using shipping tape on either side and cutting off the excess tap. The signs were placed on top of each planet & the sun. Her title was simply put in the front of the diagram. The finished diagram...

She was very nervous about having to describe her project in front of her classroom, so we did some rehearsals the night before the big day. Here is one outtake of her practicing in which she wasn't quite sure how to end her speech, so she did what any sweet-hearted girl who was scared to death would do... she made it into a prayer and ended with an "Amen." (: Fingers crossed that today went smoothly for her!


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