Saturday, May 8, 2010

Not logs. Again.

Sorry loggy folks.  Sorry buildy folks.  Sorry...   well, everyone else.  There's just been a HUGE hiatus in the house build.  I'm prodding, but the winter brings down lots of trees in the woods and the Hubs and FIL just gotta chop 'em up for firewood before they rot.  Oh, and the church fans needed removing and rewiring or something.  Blah Blah Blah.  It's all interfering with my new log house getting built.  

So, instead you get some pix of my sweet little bairns having fun at North Country Community College's Celebration of the Arts (at the Malone Campus) today.  It was COLD, dang cold and rainy for the first hour we were there and then the sun came out, but so did the wind, so I almost lost the little one in a strong gust, but she's plump and didn't quite get airborne.  Anyway.  We listened to stories, got balloon swords from a clown, ate free hotdogs (thanks, Jrecks), inspected a cool 'collection sculpture' installation in the stairwell made of empty creamer cups, clambored around a firetruck, and bounced in the bounce house and obstacle course.

(In short, everything but the art activities. I tried.)  But the favorite activity of the day? 

Throwing sticks in the river and watching them get carried away by the water.  I had to drag them away from the river-watching, after about a 1/2 hour of gazing and tossing and staring and pointing and looking and shrieking.  (Hey!  This mama was cold!)

Followed closely by a short stint in a huge puddle. 

With a plastic firefighter's hat, of course.


Mel said...

My son is the same way, there could be tons of mind blowing activities going on and he'd rather drop sticks and various other floatables into flowing water and watch them go under a bridge or down a waterfall. We camp and hike alot and we've learned that we aren't really gonna get anywhere there is a steam or river on the way unless we give him a little time to watch sticks float down stream. Good Luck with the log home build!


a Tonggu Momma said...

Hey! They played Pooh Sticks!