Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Grandchildren - part 4

We are so rich in grandchildren!  The last couple of days two grandsons have come to visit.  They had their own list of activities they hoped to do, but we also found a few other things for them to do.  We got out the British version of Chutes and Ladders, called Snakes and ladders for them one night.

The boys wanted to play on the slip 'n slide, which they did.  The other thing on their list was to go to the living history farm. In addition to the things they remembered and loved in the past, there were a few new activities like writing with a real quill pen.

 Of course there are always lots of places to explore and critters to find.
 Another new activity for them was throwing tomahawks.  They were a bit reluctant at first but quite enjoyed it once they got started.

 It was a really hot day, so panning for gold in the shade (and playing in the water) were also popular activities.  Best of all, they were able to trade the gold (fool's gold) they found for prizes at the mercantile.

 Ben was enchanted with a top that I brought along and was proud when he figured out how to make it spin.

 When they tried the 2-man saw, they worked against each other for a while, but finally figured it out and got that log sawed.

 They rode the train and the ponies and then finished the day with Grandpa at the woodwright shop learning to use some of his tools.

Ben fell asleep in the car on the way home.   We'll miss them when they go home tomorrow.

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