Sunday, August 9, 2009

campfire smoke & science

We are so glad to have Dennis back in town! We picked him up at the airport Wednesday, and as much as we would like to have gone away together as a family, seems like everyone has one or two little but important things each day, so it may have to be a "staycation" instead.

Kate and Braden got their school schedules yesterday, so the beginning of school looms ever larger in our family consciousness.

The Wellings let us crash their camping trip for a few hours Friday night--

we left before the rain hit (bunch o' softies), but not before enjoying peach cobbler, roasted Starbursts, s'mores, and an impromptu performance of "the two lines we remember from Romeo and Juliet" from Kate, Braden and Jocelyn at the Guinevah Amphitheatre.

We totally geeked out Saturday at the Space Dynamics Laboratory's 50th anniversary. Kate climbed the rock wall, we ate ice cream made instantly with liquid nitrogen, and I got a keyring with a thermometer and a compass! I didn't think we were going to get DeLane away from the infrared exhibit...he was more interested in that than in food. No kidding.

Now we need to get out and do some serious hiking before school starts.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

That's the best kind of camping sometimes. You got to enjoy the fire and dessert but got to sleep! Smart Family Wendi~!!