Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The biggest excitement of our day today was sending Jared off to our church's summer camp. Wow! He is super excited about it (as are we...a few tears from this Mama, though ;) ). We pray for his safety and that he enjoys his time up there. We'll see him back in a few days ;D
Jared with the group of boys and his leader he will be with the entire time at camp. Sorry it is blurry :P
Posted by The Carlsons at 8:57 PM
Monday, June 17, 2013
More swim lessons for the kids. This is session 2...Suzan's and Anna's class. And somehow I didn't get pics of Jared's class :( Will have to get them next week!
I thought it would be fun to put a card from home in his suitcase, for him to open there and read our little note to him. So I made him this one :D I hope he likes it. I know we'll miss the guy! :) :(
Posted by The Carlsons at 9:09 PM
Sunday, June 16, 2013
A few weeks ago we were talking about my pecan pies I make (only around Thanksgiving) and Paul said "what's that taste like again? I forget. yeah, we should have more of that around here!" So, that's what I made him for dessert for Father's Day. And I think he enjoyed it ;D
Happy Father's Day!! :)
Posted by The Carlsons at 9:32 PM
Saturday, June 15, 2013
We went to Bass Pro Shops today. All summer long (from June 8th to July 14th) they have lots of free activities for the family...carousel rides, crafts, workshops (you can get a lanyard and earn pins by attending each workshop), BB shooting gun range, casting targets and more. Then, for Father's Day weekend we got free catch and release fishing in their pond and pictures with Dad. It was SO fun!
The kids on the carousel ride :) Suzan
Brielle and Paul
Brielle and Paul
It's also fun to walk around the Shops and look at all of their animals!
The kids making a craft. Jared
Suzan, Bethany and Paul
Brielle, all done with her craft. It's a fishing bobber key chain. What a cute idea!
While the boys waited in line for the BB shooting range, us girls waited in line for the live fishing. Brielle, Anna, Suzan and Bethany
Jared, happy with his shooting results :)
Time to fish! Jared catches one!
Jared with Dad (and said fish ;) )
Suzan caught one too!
With her daddy :)
Anna catches one too!
So does Bethany!
Anna and Dad
Bethany and Dad
Last, but not least, Brielle catches one. It even gave her a little slap against her arm - Ha! ;)
Brielle, proud with her daddy (and the biggest fish caught out of the 5!)
Posted by The Carlsons at 8:44 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013
The highlight of our day today was a trip, with Grammy, to the Arizona Science Center. Thanks to one of those Groupon or Living Social deals, we got a family pass for us for all summer long. Sweet!
In the lobby of the Science Center. They have this cool telescope that projects what it sees..
...up onto this huge end of a telescope hanging from the ceiling. This is Anna's eye :)
Outside on the patio, fun water contraptions for the kids
This is the "Many Hands Make a Home" room, where kids can check out how homes are built. Brielle, checking out how hot, cold and drain water moves through a house.
Jared's being an architect, building blueprints :)
Brielle said she was building a jail ;)
Suzan, Anna and Grammy learning about "homes that beat the heat"
Brielle's getting clean in the shower, washing her hair ;D
Off to the "W.O.N.D.E.R. Center" and "All About Me" rooms
Here, this gentleman is running an experiment with dish soap, glycerol and dry ice
It makes BIG bubbles
That the kids can pop
Now, we are in the "Get Charged Up!" room, learning about electricity, physics and more
The kids learn about different pulley systems...Suzan
And pivot points
Oh, and Jared flew an Apache helicopter ;)
More on the pivots
In the "My Digital World." The girls enjoyed making/coloring their own face pictures :)
Oooo! A 3D printer!
Ha! We laughed SO much at this exhibit. Distorting our faces ;)
Then, they had a fun, impromptu experiment. What happens when you put nitro glycerin in a bottle, put it in water and then cover it up in containers?
They take off running!
BOOM! It explodes!
And then comes down in a crash - FUN! :)
Posted by The Carlsons at 10:00 PM