Science Project

It’s Science Project time around here. My son is doing his on the rate of germination. We initially thought of doing his garden square foot style. You know, where you build a huge planter box and divide it evenly into square feet for each plant. I clapped my hands and commanded my husband to build a planter box for this project.

He said no. Actually, he said he couldn’t because he didn’t have the right tools. I guess you need those to build something properly.

One night I was on Pinterest, and saw that someone had posted an idea for cinderblock gardens. Love it!!! Quick, easy and affordable! My three favorite words.

We ran over to our local Ace Hardware store, purchased some blocks and dirt. The main idea of my son’s Science Project is to see if the size of a seed affects it’s rate of germination. At first we were going to go with basil, until we poured out the bag. They are really tiny seeds in case you’re wondering. So he changed his mind and decided to go with beans.

He measured out each bean and sorted them into their size group.

Each cinderblock got a popscicle stick with their respective lengths noted.  Every morning and everning, my son would water the plants and record what he saw.

After 4 days, we started to see some action. Growth was manifesting itself.



Isn’t that just so easy! I’ve decided that I’m going to make an herb garden this way. It will help me to keep the basil¬† and the oregano out of each other’s way. As far as the results of the test. That’s for me to know and you to find out.

Boogers and Blueberries

My baby had blueberries for a snack today. He enjoyed it thoroughly. I couldn’t resist getting a shot of this booger and blueberry mess. He has a cold by the way. I posted this on facebook and asked for titles for this picture. Here are some the clever things you came up with.

This one was provided by my hubby. Loved them all.




Question #3 – Have You Ever Gone Geocaching?

I always try to do fun things with my kids during the summer months. We do the usual camping and going to the beach. This summer I wanted to try GEOCACHING. I had heard of geocaching and had many friends who did it all the time. After getting my new phone that had a GPS app on it, I thought why not. Let’s give this geocaching thing a try.

I went to the official website: geocaching, to get more instructions.I downloaded the Groundspeak Geocache app for my phone (which you don’t have to have), and we were off finding caches that were nearby. It was so much fun. My kids were trying to see who could find the cache first. There was a really creative one in Laie that we needed help with. So here’s my question:

Have you ever gone geocaching? If so, what did you think of it?


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It’s been nothing but a sickfest

Here in our house.

Boogers, fevers, pink eyes,

I’m surprised we don’t have louse.

The snot keeps coming,

The eyes are draining,

The temperatures rising,

And outside it’s raining.

So not the way I planned the summer

So far it’s just been a bummer.


Copyright The Busy Coconut ; )




Faces Only A Mother Could Love

“THIS IS WHAT HANDSOME LOOKS LIKE” (that’s what his shirt says. It’s also what I say).


Even with a third eye, he’s still cute.

He insisted on wearing this wig.


And he still smiles through it all.

They Won’t Listen!

I was watching some home videos of my coconuts, and I noticed something that they’re doing. I need to have a good talk with them about it. I knew one day they would do it, but I didn’t expect them to do it so soon and so fast. Here I’ll show you what I’m talking about.
This is my oldest then.

This is her now. She’s turning into a young, confident lady. Someone please tell her to stop, because that means one day she’ll leave me.

This is my second born then.

Look at him now (does anyone have a tissue?).

My third coconut.

Need I say more. Maybe if I make her brownies everyday, she’ll stay with me forever.

My fourth coconut. He was youngest for seven years.

Now look at him. It’s so not fair.

My youngest coconut.

This is him now. At least one of them is listening.