I said a few days ago that I was going to try to be up to date on the blog by the new year. I'm almost there, but it is 10:50 on December 31st and I am drinking a glass of wine that is making me sleepier and sleepier, and I am still in September. That's why I am not a big fan of resolutions. Just general categories. Things to be intentional about, think about. No need to DECLARE anything really.
So, probably won't be up to date, but I will think about it.
We went to Mammoth in September and it was beeyootiful. Going in the off season, we got a condo for a decent price. Actually, we could have slept in the van for the amount of time we actually spent in the condo. The first day we hiked to Devil's Post Pile. This amazing post-like formation formed when volcanic rock cooled quickly.
View from the bottom
View from the top. It was crazy - like octagonal pavers.
The kids really turned a corner on this outing. And by "turned a corner," I mean much less whining and a lot more exploring.
We've been focusing on life science this year. We are working our way through the Animal Kingdom. We had one worm experiment go terribly wrong, due in part to an out of town trip that left them untended to. I thought they knew what to do. They are worms. Don't they do their thing on their own all the time? I do think we will retry it. It was pretty grody and fun to mess with those night crawlers.