Tuesday, July 31, 2012

blueberries and ziplines

We missed out on blueberry picking last year because the season ended early so this year we went at the beginning of berry picking.
 The zipline was new since we had last come to visit. The big girls loved it and even convinced me to give it a try. It would be fun to have one of these in our backyard:)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

deck reno update

  We've crossed off a couple things from our list. The deck now continues towards the bbq area making the whole deck feel larger and providing a much nicer space to bbq. The railing is also up which now separates the upper deck from the lower patio.

Things still left to do:
-continue building stone wall up to deck edge
-add a railing
-add stairs
 -continue deck towards bbq area
-stain deck
 -replace ugly cushions on couch
 -restain the outside of hot tub
- replace stair to hot tub
-finish roof of the gazebo


This is what it looked like just after building the deck.

Friday, July 20, 2012

bubble wrap stamped starfish craft

We experimented with stamping using bubble wrap.  Out of construction paper I cut out some starfish shapes. I poured a variety of paint colors onto a paper plate and cut the bubble wrap into 3x3 squares. I thought this would be a good size for dipping in the paint and stamping with. To finish we added some glitter.

Supplies needed:
paper (we used construction paper)
paint
bubble wrap 
glitter


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Rock exploring

We hiked through and around these massive rock formations. There were lots of big rocks to climb and explore and many interesting small rocks along the trail.