to day is my 9th Birthday.
Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day.
Megan and Gracie having fun.
The first day we were at the Badlands, we got there about lunch time. We took a hike by the visitor center. We learned we could explore most anywhere and not have to stay on the path. But sometimes there were signs limiting where you could explore.
We had lots of fun exploring. They had lots of hills that were dirt. They were really pretty. Some had stripes, others were yellow, some pink and some green. There were some with lots and lots and lots of colors. They reminded me of the Painted Mines in CO, but these are BIGGER.
After exploring, we set up camp and then went exploring again. We had fun with selfies too 🙂
I like horses. I found a book about drawing horses and it has been fun to learn to draw them.
This butterfly actually stayed on my finger for awhile before flying away.
Daddy left to get the kids from camp on Friday night. So we decided to head to Camp Patmos early and meet them there!
On the way we got donuts for lunch. They are one of my favorite kinds, chocolate with Bavarian cream! We listened to the “Great Emu War”. It was good! Then I dozed.
Mark and I got to go swimming. Mommy went swimming too! I was attempting to catch lightening bugs before bed. I got to sleep in a hammock near the woods. It was fun and quiet!
On Saturday we saw the kids! We got to sleep in hammocks by the water. Mommy has not done that before! She has never slept under the stars, in a hammock by the water.
Then we had to come home on Sunday. It was good to see Andrea.
I invented a new game. One person stands up high (on the patio) and throws an airplane down to the other person. The other person tries to catch the plane. You do it back and forth.
Mommy almost caught it three times, but needed to move faster and jump. But she did really good throwing it.
We did art often. One day we painted pictures–I will share that later! Then we made crayon art. Mommy and I cut out a black paper picture. Then we glued it on to a canvas. Then we melted crayons on it!
Mommy taught me how to make bread. I made a cinnamon loaf. All Mommy had to do was knead it.
When Mark got home, we had a water gun fight! Then Daddy joined in when he got home.
On Thursday, we filled water balloons and Mommy got soaked! Both water fights were fun in their own way. I want to do it again!
On Tuesday, Grandpa and Grandma took Jonathan (my cousin) and me to the zoo. We saw lots and lots of animals. I wanted to see the okapi, but it was not out.
We got to ride the carousel.
Momma liked the tiger. Especially when it saw a small dog walking and it perked up on the other side of the window from us.
Grandpa liked the Bobcats
Grandma liked the alpacas.
Jonathan liked the turtles and the “animal train”
I liked all the animals and would have enjoyed more time to explore. I also really liked the ice cream that Grandpa treated me to.