Saturday, June 4, 2011
Picking blueberries at Moorshead with some friends, then we ate some Mexican food at one of those little trailers off the side of the road, and then went swimming after being out in the how sun all morning, showered up, and then off to a baptism - a full day!
We got some snow-cones - everyone is showing their colorful tongues.
That's our little Texan!
On Friday we went for a bike ride to the lake - kind a swamp (very shallow lake for most of it).
The water level is really down right now, there were a ton of these huge fresh-water shells, we collected a whole bag full of big shells that are now in the front flowerbed.
You can see where the normal water level is on the roots of this tree - sad to see the water so low, but cool to see all the neat tree roots.
Autumn went in the mud with her shoes on, took the muddy shoes off, then she went in again... exploring in a swamp is muddy business!
low water makes for some nice beaches!
pic-nic lunch, lots of fun places to bike too.
Not pictured - swimming, and swimming, and swimming some more, trip to the library, movies, yummy food, Thanks Nammy!!! We had fun!!!
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
BRIDGING / FLY-UP
Take my hand in friendship
I give to you this day.
Remember all the good timesWe had along the way.
Take my hand in helping
Other people that we know.
The more we give to others,The more that we will grow.
Take my hand in learning
To camp on nature’s ground.
Enjoying trails and campfiresWith new friends that we have found.
Take my hand in giving
Our knowledge of true scouts
To girls we meet and talk toWho have so many doubts.
Take my hand in thanking
Our leaders and our guides
With sincere appreciationFor standing by our side.
Take my hand in eagerness
To be an older scout.
We’re proud to be a fly-upIt’s what we’re going to shout.
So, take my hand to follow
New scouting paths in sight.
We’ll join hands with each other
And in friendship we’ll unite.
We give our thanks in promise
To hold our country dear,
And abide the Girl Scout LawEach day throughout the year.
The poem above is what they are saying before going up "the bridge" and down the slide into the pool. (James, Autumn, and a few other kids were a bit impatient for the ceremony to be over, that's who you hear in the background)