Monday, March 31, 2014

Play Day

March 30 2014

Maman was working this weekend so Papa brought the Chelsea boys over to 9 Lambert for some fun play time. To welcome the boys, Barbra made a snow frog with the fresh snow that fell overnight -  this would remind Sam of his visit to the Museum on Friday.

Samuel sat in the rocking chair, showing off a sweatshirt Grant had worn when he was a boy. David played with some birds and then decided he would go outside.

Papa pulled David in his sleigh. Grandpa and Barbara looked after Boots. When we got back home, David decided to take the hard way up the driveway through the snow. He lost a boot but Papa soon got it back on for him.

Back inside, it was train time. Sam and Grant had built a station where the train could stop to pick up a passenger. Then it was play in the box time followed by a rousing game of hockey. Sam caught on quickly and enjoyed being the goalie. David was a little unsure about the loud action but he did try playing. Soon he returned his favourite activity - listen to the birds.

Just before going home for supper and to see Maman, Papa entertained the boys with some playful throws.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Exploring the Museum of Nature

March 28 2014

On this rainy day, Samuel checked out his umbrella to get ready for his trip to the Museum of Nature.

Soon we arrived - looking forward to seeing marine animals, dinosaurs and a special exhibit on frogs of the world. Where should we go first?

Blue Water Gallery
Sam picked the marine section as his first choice. We admired a gigantic blue whale skeleton, checked out the fish tanks and stepped into a submarine.

Then it was downstairs to see the dinosaurs...  Sam enjoyed a video, in the company of a few large school groups.

Next we took an elevator up to the third floor to explore the frog collection. We started out with a frog golf game and discovering the different frog sounds. Soon we were checking out the frogs. Some were hard to find! Sam enjoyed another video, some frog stories and drawing a frog.

Mammal Gallery
As our last stop, we checked out Canadian mammals.

Then it was time to head home to make frog sandwiches for our lunch. It was a big day of discovery for us all...