Monday, September 19, 2011

Fun & Learning

The kids and I had a few science fun adventures last week. We took advantage of Carter's day off on Wednesday and headed to OMSI. We have a pass, so we've been several times but we've never had more fun exploring and experimenting. The chemistry and physics labs were both open and we were able to do some experimenting there. Carter enjoyed the fiber optics/holograms lab and we all had fun seeing various animals/insects/reptiles in the life sciences area. It was such a great way to spend the day!

Taking after Mom -

Future scientists in the making...

Earlier in the week, we headed to the Columbia Springs fish hatchery. We've driven by dozens of times, as it's located right on the old Evergreen Highway and Carter loves to drive that way to see the river and train. I had intended to take a trip this summer but never made it. It was awesome and the kids loved seeing the fish. They had great informative displays and information posted, so the kids got to learn about the life cycle of the fish and see the different ponds and tanks.
It was all very exciting!

They had one pond where the kids could feed the fish and you could really see them. They would cluster and jump out of the water. It was amazing.

Space shuttle launching and landing

Yes, I know this post probably highlights my nerdy streak, but I really do enjoy doing things like this with the kids. We are so blessed to be surrounded by such awesome opportunities and I'm so thankful that I have the time in the day to introduce them to new things. I love to see their curiosity peak and the light of knowledge spark.

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