Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Minnows and Mud--Labor Day Wrap-up

DISCLAIMER:  This is a long, picture-heavy post, but wanted to finally wrap up my Labor Day weekend fun.

Sunday morning, the kids began the morning out on the deck, still hoping to catch sight of a frog or perhaps a hummingbird.  Eventually we did see both---a humming bird on the red "Turk's Cap" flowers and a green tree frog on the fence.  Meanwhile, Ron fixed us a nice big breakfast of sausage, eggs and biscuits.  Yum!!

After we all got cleaned up, we went to the duck pond.  I think we could have stayed there for hours and everyone would have been happy, if it were not for the heat.  

We took break to feed the ducks, but Ml and A enjoyed watching---and catching---minnows the best.  We found an old Sprite bottle to serve as an aquarium, and soon it was filled with stinky pond water and 3-4 minnows.

Looking for a more efficient means of fishing, M decided to try squishing bait (bread) onto the end of a stick and using it as a fishing pole.    Not much luck in catching bigger fish, but it kept them entertained for quite some time!

Of course, A had to follow suit!

After getting cleaned up back at the house (we had a few slips into the mud and water), we headed downtown to SciPort.  In the car, A fell asleep, so I waited with her while the others tried out the "tornado tube"  (and acted pretty silly in there, I might add).  

We played in the mud and tried out all of the activities,

then we let the kids run from place to place while the adults worked on a really worthwhile project.

All that work for 30 seconds of excitement!

We really had a great time all weekend, and hated to say "goodbye", but Carmelle and the kids needed to head back home that evening.     I am so glad they came and can't wait until our next adventure!

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