Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hiking with Great Friends

"There is nothing like a good long hike to clear the mind and fill the soul."
~Mama Hen
Today Little Chick and I had a fantastic hike with our great friends! We started our hike at Trout Brook Valley and then had a snack. We then headed to Devil's Den for another hike around the pond. We saw snapping turtles, caterpillars and took in the vast beauty surrounding us. Gigi was so happy that her "boyfriend" Skipper was on the hike with her. The two cute canines will definitely sleep well tonight. Little Chick's flower she planted in Summer Brownies is starting to grow. So exciting! Last night Little Chick and I met Grandma Hen at the beach for dinner and a swim. It was beautiful! We are soaking up all the fun and beauty summer has to offer!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Little Chick's Birthday Wish

"God has blessed us all with amazing gifts.
With a grateful heart we should nurture them each day." ~Mama Hen
Little Chick loves animals and has a strong desire to rescue them and help them in any way. This year Little Chick's birthday wish is to have all of her friends and family bring a gift for our local animal shelter in lieu of any gifts for herself. She has already been a few times to the shelter to talk to them about her wish and plans to host a lemonade stand to help raise money for the animals, as well. While we were at the shelter the first time Little Chick fell in love with a beautiful cat that had been hit by a car last weekend. The poor kitty has a cast on her entire leg because it had been broken. Little Chick says she wants to visit this cat every day to give it love. Today she climbed into the crate and just soothed the little animal with her soft voice and hugs. Yesterday the shelter asked Little Chick to name the cat and she went home and thought about it. Today when we returned she announced that the cat's name is Whiskers. I love my daughter's beautiful giving heart. This will be a very special birthday this year. Next week she will be 8!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Old Friends

"Every day presents an opportunity for fun, adventure and learning something new." ~Mama Hen
Little Chick had fun today with an old school buddy of hers. They had a blast at the zoo! Our zoo adventure started with a camel ride. We then explored the wolf, prairie dog and tiger exhibits. The girls had fun on the zoo playground and chilled out eating a picnic lunch. We then went to the carousel for a spin. After the zoo Little Chick had a riding lesson at the farm. She brought her friend along to hang out with the horses. It was a great day filled with fun and adventure!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Water Journey Completed with Fun

"Make each day a day to remember with cherished thoughts." ~Mama Hen
Today we had our last Summer Brownie session. It has been a fun journey learning all about water and how we can conserve and protect it. Today we had a great time with bubbles. We started our session with ice art. The kids used colored ice to create their pictures. Then we made bubble art. This was really fun! The kids used a mix of water, dish soap and food coloring. They blew straws in the liquid to make bubbles and then they laid their papers on the bubbles. Very cool project! The girls had a bucket and sponge water race again. They also make beautiful bubble wands with glass beads and tried their wands out by making homemade bubble solution. After lunch the girls had fun painting flower pots and filling them with soil and sweet pea seeds. The troop shared their water promises with one another and earned their well deserved badges for the WOW Wonders of Water journey.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Summer Fun

"Summer is the time for fun, friends and a splish splashing time!" ~Mama Hen 
This week has been filled with lots of fun and friends. We had our third Summer Brownie session on Monday. We have been working on the Wonders of Water journey and it has surely been a super time. The girls made art with water colors and salt. They also had water bucket sponge races and went fishing. They continued to learn about water conservation and talked about how we can make a difference. Little Chick also went riding and attended camp at the end of the week. It has been a great week!

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