Friday, July 17, 2009

Last weekend

Here in NY we have a nice few miles of biking/walking trails. We decided to start here this time at one of the locks here on the Mohawk River. The kids rode their plasma cars in hope to avoid to whining of how much longer do we have to go.
Here the lock is opening to drain and let the boats down. The kids really enjoyed seeing how that works and seeing the boats too.
Pausing for a break so the kids can see where they came from, that's the lock back there. You can see the plasma cars here too. They are kid powered, using their arms... we have a great time with them. They can hold up to 250 lbs so we happily get on and try to race the kids around the driveway and such.
And off they go!!! Of course you notice that our oldest was not with us, he didn't want to come. Imagine that! Life of a teenager!
We did get to see a little wildlife. Note I said a little.... cute little guy huh?
Nikolas got tired so if you look closely you can see the stick he is holding on too and Brian is pulling. Sorry it's a bit blurry but you can get the point!
Ariana showing off her muscles after going over a few miles on the plasma car.. All in all it was a great day and we were all so happy to spend some time outdoors.
There hasn't been much of a summer this year so far.. so it was great to take advantage of it!!
After the walk we picked up out oldest and his friend to go out and launch the rocket we got for Brian for Father's Day. Here they are setting it up!
This is the last time that we saw the rocket....
I believe that if you can see the rocket if you see it here.. sort of...


Permission to Mother said...

So Z is too big to go with the family. I know that feeling!

Denise Punger MD IBCLC said...

How old was Zachary when he did the rocket project? Do you think 14is too old. The boys have a chance to do this next month.