Thursday, June 12, 2014

Run the Quay 5K

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Donnie ran in the Run the Quay 5K in our hometown Fuquay-Varina on Saturday 6/7.  He ran about 10 minute 45 second miles which the Nike app that he uses said was his fastet time to date.  His offical chip time was 33.47 which is about 10 minute 52 second mile pace.  For his age group, he was 15th out of 24.  

Joey, Johnny, and I did the 1 mile Fun Run.  I beat both kids:-)  I'll never be a real runner, but it was fun to get out there with the family!

Afterward, we attended the Celebrate Fuquay-Varina town festival where there were vendors, free rides, and other demonstrations.

Permanent Marker Tie Dye

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The Fuquay-Varina Library had an after school program today about chromatography.  They had the kids use empty plastic yogurt cups and rubber bands to make work areas on white shirts (child provided) and then use Sharpie markers in lots of fun colors to draw designs.  Afterward, they used a plastic pippette to apply rubbing alcohol to the designs to watch the color spread.  The kids made fantastic designs, and the shirts turned out great!  Pictured for the daily is Joey's shirt.  Here is Johnny's shirt (I guess my hand blocked the flash because the lighting is off).

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Another child had this shirt too.

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The girl shirts were very pink:-)  I gave Joey the 'name' idea.  I'd like to make one with butterflies.  Thankfully the librarian sent us home with the yogurt cups and I have plenty of Sharpies.

After the rubbing alcohol is thoroughly dry, run the shirt in the dryer on high for 15 minutes to set.  Wash separately the first time.