In a freak accident Thursday evening, Jakob snapped both his radius and ulna -- the two bones of the forearm -- clean in half. The accident happened at Airtime Trampoline centre, where Jakob and his sister were just starting trampoline lessons.
Only minutes into the lesson, Jakob lost his balance after performing a standard "seat-drop" manoever. He went forward, and it is believed he came down on the edge of the trampoline where it wasn't so springy. The position combined with the momentum were enough to break the bones in half.
Excitement at the fair reached a fevered pitch this year as Jakob snatched a jumbo prize from a confused game attendant.
The game -- a fish-for-a-prize-bag style affair -- promised a jumbo prize to anybody who fished out a bag that contained a balloon. Jakob made his choice and the young lady running the game asked him what he thought he got. Jakob's two word response was simply "a balloon."
The Estes C6-5 solid fuel rocket engine was used for the first time today in the "Tidal Wave" rocket. Previously, only the A and B class engines have been used. The results were spectacular, as the rocket climbed to new heights and was barely visible in the sky.
However, the rocket launching was cut short after only two launches due to high winds and a near disaster.
We have received a whole bunch of photos from Kristin on tour in Halifax and Cape Breton Island! Kristin and her friend Aimee are staying there for a while with Aimee's Aunt Tanya. Special thanks to Aunt Tanya for making this wonderful trip possible.
The pictures are all in a photo album in the PHOTO GALLERY. Just click on a thumbnail to see large versions. If you click on a large picture, you can see the picture full size (it will open in its own window). Just click the picture in the window to close it and go back to where you were.
When Jakob and Cousin Devon decided to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies, they mixed up a large recipe to share with everyone. But when the baking was finished, the recipe yielded far less than expected.
In fact, with only five cookies coming out of the oven, the total yield was just over one-tenth of the 48 cookies promised by the recipe. With only five cookies, there wasn't even room to do the usual cookie-testing that accompanies baking.