Monday, July 10, 2017

Little Green Thumbs: Pollinators

The first Little Green Thumbs class Alice took this summer was on pollinators.
They got to try lots of different kinds of honey.  I didn't know there were that many kinds!
Some they liked...
...others, not so much.
Hamming it up!
They played a pollination game.
They also looked for pollinators in the garden.
And of course, we looked for frogs in the pond!
Snack time!
It was lots of fun!  I'm hoping she can go to at least one more class before the summer is over!

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Somehow, Jack has developed a real love for sushi.  He will eat it every chance her gets!  Thankfully, he has a friend who also loves it and he got to have it for her birthday!
We tried a new (to us) place one evening after camp.
Still working on his chopstick skills--though he's better at it than I am!
At Survivor Camp they had a sushi challenge and learned how to make their own.  He loved it!
He made some extra for his lunch.
We went out for pizza and the kids ended up getting sushi and bringing it over!
He's even influencing Alice!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Seminole Road Trip

Last month we had a free day on the calendar so we decided to take a road trip down to Seminole!
On the way, we stopped for lunch at the Rock Cafe in Stroud.
It's been quite a while since the last time we were there!
They liked the chalk area!

And of course we had to pose with the Cars!

We spent the rest of the day at Jasmine Moran.
Time for the train!

I was sooo tired by the time we got home, but it was a great day!

Rock Creek Farms

A couple of weeks ago we went blackberry picking with some other 4Hers at Rock Creek Farms in Sand Springs.
It's beautiful there!
We also got to go on a hayride and see some animals!

We even got to have lunch there!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Survivor Camp

 In addition to Multi County Camp, Jack also participated in Survivor Camp in June.  He had a great time last year and was excited to get to see in come together this year since I was on the committee.  Last year they had a plane crash; this year they were shipwrecked!
 They had to work together in their tribes to make rafts--which was a great way for me to get rid of the copious amounts of styrofoam we had in our garage!

 Jack's group's raft

 They had different challenges to compete in, like making the best tasting flavored water...

 ...and sailboat races!

 The Navy came to speak one afternoon.

 Giving speeches

 Making sushi--one of Jack's favorite challenges!

 Trying to see how many marbles they can pick up with their toes

 Learning CPR

 Another challenge was to use candy to make a scene on a graham cracker--these kids were really creative!

 Checking out the storm chaser's truck

 A state trooper who does lake patrols came to talk to the kids about water safety.

 The kids had to do a relay where they had to carry a heavy weight, and then run and find the right size of life jacket.

 Once it was on, they had to get it checked, hop in the boat to find a hidden object, take the life jacket off, and then run back to their team.

 The kids earned shells over the three days for different tasks.  They also voted on awards for their tribe members and Jack got the leadership award.

On the last afternoon we took the kids swimming--a great treat since the air conditioners at the extension office were not working all week!