|Just one nasty angle of the kitchen when we were through with our 6 hour baking marathon last Tuesday!|
Aside from foods, Tristan scaled back this year to 3 projects. His photos didn't do as well as he would have liked. .reason being the camera he borrowed to take some photos had the resolution set to a lower level, so they didn't blow up as nice as they might have. Those photos earned red ribbons. He also had two photos that received blue ratings
|ID ing the new specimens at our geology trip|
He also got Reserve Champion on his geology exhibit. This year he had to pull out 15 older specimens in order to replace 15 new ones. He can only have 2 boxes with 60 specimen total. That was a little bit hard for him to decide! He will get to send it on to the State Fair in a few months.
Grant did well with his photos, earning a couple SF blues (now he will have to decide which to send to the State Fair) a blue and a red ribbon. He tried electricity as a project this year, not doing much with it until about a month ago. I found a couple of project plans on the internet; one for a simple circuit switch that turns on a small light (above) and one for a simple motor (which ultimately had some issues and didn't make the fair this year). The judge asked him tons of questions and he really enjoyed talking to her about his project. I think he found out he knew more than he thought. He got the grand champion. .that being said. .it was the only electricity exhibit there :-)
Devin's highlight of the fair was NOT his awesome muffins. .but his rocket! I had overlooked getting him a rocket to put together this year. .and actually had a friend who was going to Hobby Lobby pick one up for us, sight unseen (and she has NEVER bought a rocket before. .thanks Kendy!) He put it together by himself under the advisement of Grant and his dad.