Wednesday, May 6, 2009

More pictures from Zink Ranch

If you didn't read my last post you need to. It explains what these pictures are from.

Hammering away to make a note or recipe holder.

The boys did really well for their first time doing archery. I also got to do archery and bb guns.
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A long, wet, muddy Saturday

Just a warning. This blog will probably turn into two or three blogs because I can't narrow down the pictures. This last Saturday Joshua, Jacob and I ventured out to Zink Ranch for the Cub Scout Mom and Me campout (we didn't spend the night). We got out there around 7:30 am and didn't leave until around 9:00 pm. We were really tired by the end of the day (my legs and feet are still sore from so much walking). It rained for the first 2 1/2 hours we were there. I was afraid it was going to rain all day. It cleared up though and was just very cool and very muddy. The boys loved it though so it was worth it. Jacob finally got to do bb's and archery which he's been wanting to do all year. The both enjoyed the archery the most and Jacob also enjoyed the zipline (Joshua didn't want to try it). They also got to do a wood craft, make lanyards, make paper airplanes and learn some survival skills. It was a very full day! By the end of the day Jacob's jeans and hiking boots were covered in mud. I just threw away his boots because they were really disgusting and he would probably outgrow them before the fall anyway.

I learned my lesson from going to the zoo. I bought us all ponchos to wear.
Jacob was very excited about finally getting to shoot a bb gun. He got to shoot three different times.
Joshua enjoyed shooting the bb gun also but he liked archery more.
Jacob on the zipline - he was a little nervous but thought it was fun.
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Friday, May 1, 2009

A Wet Day at the Zoo

I volunteered to go with Jacob's class to the zoo yesterday. If I would have known that the weather would be nasty and that I wouldn't be feeling well I probably wouldn't have volunteered. It started raining on the drive out there and rained almost the whole time we were there. I had an umbrella so I didn't get soaked but Jacob was very wet because he didn't want to stay under the umbrella very much. We spent a lot of time inside the buildings - along with a ton of other school groups. The kids didn't seem to mind the rain and still had a good time. I think it was harder on the parents! It will definitely be a memory for them. Today I'm going to try to find some rain ponchos because tomorrow Joshua, Jacob and I will be outside all day for a Scout activity and I'm pretty sure we're going to get wet again. Hopefully we don't end up with pneumonia! I have a cold and the boys have both had coughs. The things we do for our kids! I've decided that spring definitely is not my favorite season. I'm really tired of allergy problems, wind and rain. I'm not really ready for the heat of summer yet though. A nice fall day sounds wonderful. I guess I'll have to wait a while for that.

Jacob's very wet first grade class.
Jacob and Watson wanted to pet and brush the wet sheep and goats. Gross!
The boys thought it was fun to slide on the wet floor.

Watson was Jacob's partner for the day. His full name is Brian Watson Jennings but he goes by Watson. It's really funny because one of our ministers at church is Brian Jennings.
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