Sunday, July 24, 2016

Keeping busy with fun

Our camera has gone missing, so we have to deal with terrible phone pictures and a couple taking from the scout leader's phone.  But there has been no shortage of fun around here.  We have done soccer (gearing up for the tournament) and Scofield.  Trying to squeeze in as much summer as possible before the dreaded alarm clock is resurrected. 
 We enjoyed a BEAUTIFUL day at the lake. There was hardly any wind, a little too much sun and plenty of fun in the water.
 The kids spotted a deer eating it's breakfast not too far from our cabin.  So, they had their breakfast, outside with the deer.  Good times.
Then we all had a snack on the dock.  Soaking in more rays and getting more clothes wet.
Peter found a dragonfly nymph in the lake and decided to "study" it for a while.  We made up a habitat for the nymph, collected lake water for it, plants and a couple rocks to make it as natural as possible.  We even ended up collecting another nymph (in a different stage) while we were gathering the water.  It was cool to watch swim around and Peter was excited.  But then, at one point we found it lying at the bottom, motionless.  We quickly rescued it, laid it on a rock and revived it.  What I will not do for these kids so they are happy and having fun.
 Peter's scout troop took a hike up to Stewart Falls.  The rest of us tagged along and it was a fun trip.
 We made it to the falls, refreshed our feet in the cool water and the boys got wet in the falls.  Then we headed back to the truck, which was a little more challenging.  Haley was TIRED, and that made mom tired by helping her out.  But the day ended well and another scout requirement earned!

Other adventures....  Swimming in the Murray outdoor pool.        
                             We saw a MOOSE on our way to Scofield.  In the wild!!!!!  SO FREAKING COOL!  We watched it for a good 40 minutes.  Run, go to a pond, drink water, wade in then wade out.  So much fun.
                               We saw a BEAR on our way to Scofield.  In the wild!!!!!!!  I love it!!!!!!
                                I introduced the kids to English Chips.  So tasty!  Peter of course would not try them, but everyone else loved them.

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