Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ecologists For A Day

We made the trek to the SRS Ecology lab this week.  It was a fun free field trip!  Ok, not fun free...we had fun.  It was free and fun:)


The kids tromped around and looked for critters in the woods and the pond.


Rebekah did well...she had her brothers tending to her.  I can't tell you how many times I looked around to see Aaron fixing her hair clip or holding her hand to help her along.  Levi was always wanting to show her everything he found (fish, lizards, frogs, skinks, wolf spiders).  


We went inside the classroom for lunch and we were able to see some of the animals they had in captivity (a snake, hawk, owl, opossum, and coyote to name a few).

Then the boys were able to have their picture made holding the alligator.



Some of the mamas posed with the alligator too...



It was a fun day, but it did kind of crack me up how my kids were pretty unimpressed by some things.  It was like, "Alligator?  Yeah, we had one in our retention pond for a while...that our dad put in there.  Coyote?  Yeah, my dad traps those all the time.  Snakes...dad brings them home for us to play with."  It's like our house is an ecology lab...why the heck did we make that drive?? :)

When we got home Aaron was goofing around with his sling shot and this happened......


Christian said it is a guaranteed $400.  *sigh*
I think one day I am going to do a whole post with just pictures of all of the broken things in my house:)

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