Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sundays are the hardest and CERN!

The Large Hadron Collider was happy to see us.

Is this true for anyone else? I feel like Sundays are the hardest days of the week. It should be easy because it's a day of rest, but guess what, it is not a day of rest. In our house it is the day of anti-rest. Church messes up everyone's nap time which means everyone is grumpy.Chris and  have started a new campaign to make Sunday a day of happiness and joy by planning family activities, for Sunday. Last Sunday was pretty good, we went for a walk. This Sunday we played hide and go seek for quite a while, and that was pretty fun. But when we weren't playing, the children were paying us back for driving for ten hours yesterday. Gracie in particular. She took no naps today. Not one. She is four months old. There was so much crying in our house today.

But whatever, the goblins are asleep now. Here are some photos of Cern to cheer me up. By the way, it was all we hoped and dreamed. And it was...uplifting. Seriously. It made me want to be a better person because the universe is SO AWESOME.

You can't see the sign above the door so well but it says "European Organization for Nuclear Research   Cern." In this picture the girls are saying, "Yay, Science!" Except for Gracie, she's saying, "Can I get a beer?"

Eating our breakfast at the Cern bus stop bench because that's the type of traveling family we are.

The building with the Large Hadron Collider is behind them.

The girls are picking dandelions.

I turned around for two seconds and then I look to find Jojo and she's climbed up into this display and is trying to lift this weight.

Oh, you know. The girls were just playing a game where they could increase electromagnetic charge in order to push protons together. (True fact--I don't really know what I'm talking about when I talk the stuff that's going on at Cern. Except I know they invented the World Wide Web there.)

 Cern being scientific or Cern trying to start a first discussion?

So many dandelions! Which is what my kids will remember from this visit. That's just fine.


Bryan Lewis said...

I love Jojo's face as she's trying to lift 12kg. That is really really cool that you went to Cern.

Kathy Haynie said...

I, like your girls, love the juxtaposition of dandelions and majorly impressive science. Love the first discussion questions.

Nathan said...

"Can I get a beer?" Bwaha ha ha ha ha! You are too much hilarity!

I love all those pictures!

CERN starting a first discussion...looks like to me!

What a fun trip and what fun traveling parents. Breakfast! Science! Dandelions! Awesome!