Saturday, July 24, 2010

Weekly Wrap-Up

This past week Daddy started his 2 week summer vacation!! Whoo hoo!!!!
Since Daddy is on vacation, so are the rest of us.
This week we enjoyed alot of fun vacation activities--all without going very far from home.
We began our "vacation" with a campfire and marshmallow roast
at Grandma and Grandpa H's house.
A few of the big kids were missing, but the 6 remaining children had a wonderful time.
Summer at its finest
Tuesday brought "Fun at the Fort"
We live about 15 miles from Fort Stanwix National Park.
Every Tuesday during the summer the park offers a morning of fun for kids.
This past Tuesday, we learned about what role children played at the fort during the Revolutionary War. (Many wives and children followed their soldier husbands where ever they went)
After learning about how the children of the fort lived , a Revolutionary War soldier took the kids into the fort and put them to work.
One of the jobs children would have is keeping the fort supplied with firewood.
Carrying water from the nearby stream was a job for young children.
Kimberly thought that carrying water was a pretty easy job.
Following their service to the fort, the kids received their badges, declaring them Jr. Park Rangers.
One warm afternoon we called the neighbors over and made Insta Snow.
This is a great outdoor activity.
We were able to make "snow" to the astonishment of the girls from next door.
Oooey gooey fun!!!!
And this snow doesn't melt!
Laura made a monkey for everyone to enjoy.
I got some of these wooden models at Michaels Craft store for only a $1.
This morning we made flying saucers at the Lowes Build and Grow program
It was an especially fun day today because Daddy was able to have fun right along with us.
Kimmy is becoming a great builder.

That's a neat way to display her flying saucer.
I wonder where Kimmy learned that?
Oh! I see where she learning it!
This fun week just goes to prove you don't have to spend money to have fun---most all of our activities were practically free!

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1 comment:

Brandon said...

You have a very nice blog. And wow, 10 kids!