One of the first things we did is pick an activity. M and K chose to mine for gems in the cave.
First they had to ring the bell to get in,
then they mined like crazy!
E decided to pan for gold.
I helped him out.
Then after the big dig,
they tried to identify their finds.
Some kind of loot!
E struck it rich as well.
Then they got to see rocks that had special minerals that made them fluoresce under a black light.
Learned a good bit about geodes.
Cut one open, loudly,
to reveal the beauty.
We hiked a beautiful trail
full of dinosaurs
Then we hit the sprinkler park,
and the playground.
Watched the volcano erupt
and then ate ice cream, and journeyed home.
We are just loving these amazing summer days.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD/GRANDPA! We love you.
We are leaving to go camping in a few hours for a couple of days. I am very excited to meet up for the first time with this lady!
Should be good times...
Oh, before I forget, look at this guy living up at the barn. He is huge and he likes to be seen a lot.
I hope he eats mice.
And a very cool thing happened yesterday. We saw a pretty big frog get taken by a huge largemouth bass.
It was most excellent that we got to see it happen.
You just never know what's gonna happen next!