We love water here at the Blackham house! For my Zumba classes, I've been thrilled with my BIG pink water bottle. It always has enough ice and water to get me through class ... and I get an arm workout carrying it in. We have many of the refillable Gatorade sport bottles the boys use for their basketball games, and several of the "mister" refillable bottles too.
We do still go through many of the disposable water bottles too. We always keep several in the fridge for those moments when we need to grab and go (and don't want to worry about having to bring the bottle back home).
But in recent months ... water bottles haven't ONLY been for drinking.
The "water bottle toss" is a favorite game. Flipping fun! Attempting to get it to end in an upright position is the challenge. Apparently, this isn't only a Blackham phenomenon. As I posted the video above to Instagram/Facebook, I had several parents telling me their boys having been doing this all summer too! Who knew boys were so easily entertained?
That's not the only unusual activity we do with water bottles though ...
We'd seen instructional videos on YouTube about how to "instafreeze" your water. We attempted to follow the steps to no avail. We couldn't get it to work. Then, we accidentally accomplished it after putting some water bottles into the freezer section of our mini fridge. The temperature there isn't nearly as consistent as a regular freezer. Sometimes the bottles freeze completely, sometimes they stay liquid (but very cold) ... and when they do, we can do the "instafreeze" easily. When the water is exactly the right temp, a tap to the side causes it to form a soft freeze. It's about the consistency of an icee. It's so cool to see the water change to ice, after a simple tap to the side of the bottle. If you put that ice in a bowl, and pour the water over it ... it freezes right before your eyes. Pretty cool, huh! They boys then sprinkle a powdered drink mix over the ice to turn it into an icee treat to eat.
Don't YOU wish you lived in the cool Blackham house?