We were back at the Maryland Science Center last weekend for some space and aeronautical themed activities. The biggest hit was definitely making rockets out of pool noodles, foam squares, and duct tape. After the kids designed and assembled the rockets themselves they got to shoot them using a baseball pitching machine. Elise’s (she might have had some assistance from Mom and Dad) sailed down the straightaway being used as the launch zone, over the second-floor railing, and down into the dinosaur display below, much to everyone’s excitement!
There were plenty of other activities as well. Here are some more photos from the day:
We had a small snow storm come through here this week. The storm seemed to have touched all of our family except those that had previously escaped to Canada (go figure). By the time the storm made it this far north, the storm had already left several inches of snow on the ground in Charleston, SC (at Nana and Papa’s house) as well as doing the same in Plymouth, NC (at Grandma and Granddad’s house). Word from the great northeast (at Uncle Benjamin’s house), as of 7:30 last night, was that they had received eight inches and that it was very windy.
The kids went out playing several times and Amanda cleared up an old foot trail that turned out to be a really good downhill sledding run. No pictures were taken of the action but I think a fun time was had by all (including Alex and Ava, our friends from up the road, who came over with their mom to play). I think everyone took turns on one of the sleds or the snow scooter.