Saturday, December 11, 2010

Skunk Train

This was such a great experience! This was about a 15 min. drive from where we were staying in Mendocino, in Fort Bragg. We've been to Fort Bragg many times before we had kids, but never ventured out furthur enough in town to know that this was there. Anyways, we packed a lunch and we were gone for a roundtrip ride for 4 hours. They sold food in the train and at the rest stop, but we didn't want to spend money on food that was going to be overly pricey.

They had a little pumpkin patch there, a perfect photo op. 
 This is part of the train. They had 5 cars total. One was an open deck, where you could hang out there and check out the scenery as you pass by it.

 The seats in this car was worned out. I mean like old school bus style. But we enjoyed ourselves anyways.

 One of the many creeks running through the trail that we were on. It was beautiful.

 Aren't they gorgeous!!!

 This was on the entire ride, redwoods everywhere. Some of the tree trunks were huge. Some have been around for hundreds of years.

 The train blowing off some of it's diesel. This is us on the open deck. We had a lot of fun there.

 This is what Soph did the whole time we were outside, picking up fallen leaves and debris. So dirty, but whatever. It kept her entertained and we didn't have to hold her.

Good ol Magnus, having lots of fun!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Day of Fun Without School

Since the kids didn't have school on this particular day, we decided that they could still learn a few things and have some fun. We bought diet soda, alka seltzer, mint mentos and fruit flavored mentos. We tried the alka seltzer into the soda first and that didn't do anything impressive. It dropped to the bottom and fizzed until the tablet had dissolved. We then dropped one mint mentos into the soda. Eh, a little action. Then we got impatient...We brought out the whole stick of mint mentos and dropped it into the soda. That's what you're seeing here! 

                                         I love the glee on their face!

Enjoying the afterworks of minty soda. I think it's disgusting, but they seem to be enjoying it! Fun was had by all!
Monday, December 6, 2010

Fun for Magnus

Who knew that raking leaves would be so much fun??? We have to do this every year and every year it never ceases to be fun for Magnus. He has a blast doing this and I as an adult don't get it at all. But at least I do have a helper and one that has a happy attitide! 

 Doesn't it look like he is coming up from underground? Boys, gotta love them!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Magnus' Halloween Costume

I know it's a little late for this, but I haven't had a chance to write about it since we have all been sick since then and I have been busy taking care of that instead of blogging. We made this out of cardboard that was hot glued together to hold it's shape and then spray painted silver. There are some bottle caps, cds, old wires, and lights. We got so many compliments on it as we were treat or treating. It was a little heavy after a while for Magnus, it didn't help since this was his first day of being sick and he was already exhausted. Poor thing, but the thought of missing out on candy was enough for him to tough it out. He ended up getting a lot of candy that night. I think the costume helped!
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