He's so proud! One month from being 4, he's figured out that water has another state.
Austin saw this white plastic thing on the counter today.
We have a water and ice dispenser in our fridge and over Christmas the ice maker somehow went into underdrive (if there is such a thing). It couldn't keep up with the demand of our guests over the holiday season, so we tried to get ahead dumping extra into gallon-sized zip lock bags.
That still wasn't enough, so we took out the "old-fashioned" trays. I know, many of you still use trays, but our 4 little ones have never seen such things. Austin was very intrigued.
Austin: "What's that Mommy?"
Me: "It's an ice cube tray."
Austin: [very puzzled] "What's it do Mommy?"
Me: "Well, you put water in it and then put it in the freezer to make ice cubes. Do you want to try it?"
We filled up a tray and found a spot in our freezer, which is not an easy task when the freezer has an ice dispenser and is filled of holiday leftovers.
He checked the freezer every 31.5 seconds until we left to get all of the boys hair cuts. I figured when we got back he would have forgotten about it. The first thing he did was go to the freezer and yell, "It worked!!! We have ice!!"
An engineer in the making, huh? Don't you wish you could bottle that enthusiasm and be so excited about all of the little things in your daily life that go so right? We forget to look sometimes.