Here are some pictures of our neighborhood Rocket Party held last Saturday. We launched at a local school and then gathered at a friend's house for a grill-out afterwards. Much fun was had!! My son assembled the rocket but then we ran out of time before we got to the painting. We proclaimed that ours was the Earth Day Rocket, left intentionally natural. Nobody believed it.
It was fun to watch. These things went hundreds of feet in the air. I don't know who was more excited, the dads or the kids! After a launch, the kids would take off running after the rockets to retrieve them. There were a few casualties. For our last launch, my son opted for the super charged engine. Our rocket was never recovered! I figured somebody out bringing in their Sunday paper probably found it in their yard.
Some evidence of the day:
"Aw, Mom, this is embarrassing. Get off me. And take those stupid Crocs off your feet."
"Their rocket might be pretty but size DOES matter. I'm just sayin'..."
".....3...2...1... BLAST OFF!"
"Houston, we have a problem."
Tonight, "Awards" were presented. LOL.