Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Burning the 'candlestick' at both ends
We worked on redoing a flower bed, mulching, trimming, removing plant material, running errands, and then spent a fabulous day at the children's museum in Columbia, EdVenture (www.edventure.org)! What a grand time!! From picking soft plush vegetables and fruit from the 'trees' to having children 'shop' with their own grocery carts, place frozen foods, vegetables, fruits, canned goods into the wee baskets, to ringing up sales, to play money, to various 'rooms' from African nations including a 'bridge' complete with rain forest sounds, to a shrimp boat and camping scene with a tent and cooking materials, to a TV station and weather station, a fire truck and pole to slide down , to a construction site with bricks and cement (rubber), and snow plow that moved 'snow' blocks, music room, and the bubble exhibit 'outside' with a fountain, boats to move through mazes, huge bubbles to small bubbles, it was a TIME! And I didn't mention ALL of it!
I sketched this candlestick of my daughter's to represent something of hers and my visit, but also for the amount of activity we put into one, too-short weekend!