Saturday, August 04, 2012

More Summer Fun...

 The heat did not deter us from having a picnic at the dam, 
hiking down to find bugs and rocks,
and exploring a bit...
Inspecting Lunch

Owen leading Gabby on a bug hunt

Gabby loved this tree!  :-)

Rock hunting...latest "passion"

"I want to go up der--on the bridge!"

"Common Gabby!"
 But it sure feels good to get in the pool.
Gabby is into paddling and kicking...
I swear she'll swim very soon-
if only she'd put her eyes and face under the surface!
Pool Fun!
 Owen's imagination has always been great fun to watch.
He so wanted to feed the squirrels.
He realized it wasn't working to throw the acorns at the squirrels.
"The squirrels are up there!"
 He and Gabby started a pile at the base of the tree.

Piling up Nuts!
 Owen even asked, "Mom, what if the acorns are all gone 
when we get done with swimming lessons?!"
 Gabby plays along, but she wanted to walk on the "balance beam" after awhile.
 Our latest "project" was learning about polishing rocks.
I want Owen to see he can do something with his interest in rocks.
So, Gramma Momma found a tumbler at a silent auction, bid, and won!
As soon as we got it, we put it to work...

 We put them in for the minimum number of days for each stage.
We also did not wash out the tumbler before the polishing stage,
so, I guess they could turn out even better!
 Our next experiment is to try to tumble rocks that we found
instead of rocks that come packaged with the tumbler.

Rocks we found in MN!  Some are from Gramma Mimi's driveway!
 We will try tumbling these a bit longer, checking them more frequently,
and rinsing and cleaning when we are supposed to.
We'll keep you posted!
Summertime popcicles...always our favorite.
Time together...precious as well!

1 comment:

Gramma Mama said...

Love to follow your stories and your summer fun with the kiddos! Keep going on adventures...