My husband is a big kid in many ways. He still loves legos, will happily sit down and watch cartoons with the boys, and still comes up with projects that from what I've heard is what he did as a child. I love this about him. I love his creativity and fun nature. I love how he plays and experiments with things, and that our boys will grow up watching and learning with him. Our trip last weekend to the farm was the perfect time for him to channel his entertaining curiosity and his high aspirations. Above the clouds high!
A few weeks before our trip Tim started devising his latest plan. First several miles of heavy duty fishing line, and a red weather balloon were delivered to our house.... at which point I knew something was up! Next up he collected several iPhones that we weren't using. Once we were at the farm he convinced his mom to retrieve a huge helium tank he'd rented and drive it out to us, which made it look like she was transporting a missile! Finally he constructed two crazy rigs; one made from wood, an old fishing pole, and a drill, and another consisting of hangers, blue painters tape, the iPhones, and one of Henry's toy dinosaurs. The goal? To send the dino up into the air with a crazy rig he constructed, while the iPhones videotaped the journey. With his brother's help Tim got to work. The initial plan was to bring the balloon back down, but Tim didn't account for a pop up storm that wasn't on weather.com's radar. A slight glitch in plans, the balloon didn't make it back to the farm, but instead travelled 60 miles away and landed in a soy bean field. Luckily Apple's Find My iPhone app saved the day and the next day we recovered the dino, video footage and all. We just had to take quite the detour to find it!
It was crazy fun watching Tim construct and launch this project, and I had a blast taking pictures of it all. The final result was pretty amazing. Don't miss the video at the end of the post for the dino pics. They're incredible. I love how Tim's brain works, and I love that my boys will grow up doing crazy experiments that I would never think to do. I may not understand what they're doing, but rest assured, I'll be there to document it all!!
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