Saturday, October 24, 2009

Archeology Day

We had an AMAZING day at Berry Springs park today! They were having an archeology day with lots of activities for the kiddos. The best part is that it was free, even hot dog lunch!
We started out petting ponies. Lyric and Cadence both pet and brush them. Story wasn't in a pony kind of mood.
The girls then wanted to go over to the play scape. Daddy and I were not really in the mood for the play scape! They had all of these great activities going on and we wanted to check them out, but unfortunately the activities were for the little people, so we had to follow their lead:-)
Cadence climbed up this latter and then asked that I take her picture. Too cute!
Daddy and Story spotted this flower bush with about ten butterflies on it. They were so beautiful.
Story didn't care too much for the butterflies, but she did get a picture of this dragonfly.
Lyric spotted and caught this baby frog. He was SO little. We played with him a bit and then set him free.
She then caught a ladybug.
We headed back to the play scape so the girls could get a monkey bar lesson.
The Native American dancers started and that helped us get away from the play scape and back to the activities.
We visited a Comanche tepee that was set up with things from that time period. Story and Cadence were so cute carefully walking around the mock fire and pots "cooking."
There was an awesome storyteller spinning some Native American tales.
While walking around Miss Lyric caught a caterpillar. She and Story played with it awhile until it pooped on them!
Lyric and Story both made pictographs on rocks. Cadence drew Daddy.
We then headed over to grid some corn. At first the big girls didn't want to participate, but Cadence was insistent... "I want to make some corn!" She and Story ended up trying it. First, they had to get the kernels off the cob.
Then they had to grind it. What hard work!
I'm thankful we don't do it that way today!
They got to keep their ground corn.
We're going to feed it to the birds or squirrels.
We made Indian Rattles. They basically consisted of a Y shaped stick that had beads across the middle that rattles when you shake it. The girls started out making them, but the projects were soon passed onto Daddy and I.
Cadence didn't make a rattle, but she had a good time playing with feathers!
Story Bell did a little dance with her rattle.
They had a station set up to do a mock archeology dig. The girls had lots of fun sifting through the dirt! Daddy had lots of fun talking with the archaeologists! We stopped by to pet the donkeys on our way to the car. We finally learned their names today, JJ and Poco (I think).
Anyway, the highlight of the day for Miss Lyric was getting a picture taken with the a Polaroid camera. The boy scouts were taking pictures for donations and she said, "That camera was the coolest thing ever! Look the picture is just right here! See we have the picture!"
Overall, we all had a great time!

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