We have a family tradition of having big birthday parties for the kids which they end up talking about weeks before and after the party takes place. This year Jove said that he wanted a science party with experiments and explosions and Jupiter enlisted some of the other science teachers at his school to help. Jove has watched quite a few experiments and launched rockets with us and he loves to hang out with his dad and do science.
We had hand-on science activities and a rock and mineral touch table set up by my brother. Jupiter and his colleagues did a science show and then all of the kids got to launch water bottle rockets that they made. It was a blast! There were a few loud explosions which is why a lot of people have their ears covered. Some young kids were a little freaked out and went inside until they were done with the bazooka.
Just a few days before the party, Jove brought home a non-fiction book he wrote and published at school and it was all about science experiments and how he wants to be a chemistry teacher like his dad. So cute!