Sunday, July 20, 2008

Summer fun.

On Saturday, i took the kids to see the Barefoot puppets at the library in Floyd. The show we saw was called the African trickster tales about a sneaky spider named Anansi. It was really good show, entertaining for both parents and kids. After the show the puppeteers answered questions, and showed the children how all the puppets worked and how they were made. It was a lot of fun for everyone. Afterwards we spent an hour at the park.

On Sunday, we took a family trip to Fairy Stone park. It's a really nice park, with a childrens swimming area that is very shallow. It has lots of fun water toys, like fountains and a slide to keep the kids entertained. We packed a picnic lunch, and spent the afternoon swimming and playing on the playgound. Fairy stone is known for it's abundance of rare staurolite stones...known as fairy stones.

We usually hike for fairy stones when we come (although, we've never found one) This time we didn't. We just spent the whole time swimming and playing. It was in the low 90's and we all enjoyed cooling off in the lake. It was a bit more crowded than i like, but the kids had a blast and didn't seem to mind.

Sage was a bit apprehensive about the water at first, but it didn't take her long to get comfortable in it. She was running, jumping and having a great time. It made for a nice break from our usual routine.

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