See how happy Animal Camp made my kids?
This was during yesterday’s animal races. (“You’re a frog. Ready, set, go!”) I think they might have been birds here. The races took place shortly after Animal Cracker Charades. In that game, you pick an animal cracker and act it out. Jack’s giraffe was surprisingly illustrative.
The last day of Animal Camp today was exciting. We had mules! And Guest Teachers! And the return of this guy:
The thing that made today Animal Camp was that we went to the C & O Canal and rode on a boat pulled by mules. (We had more fun than it looks like Quinn is having in this photo.)
Although if you take such a boat ride with three children, it might behoove you to check ahead of time to see how long said boat ride is. This particular no-bathroom, must-stay-in-your-seat boat ride was nearly an hour. I almost jumped off the boat when the guide told us that. (FUN FACT: In the 1800s, both Sam and Jack would have been considered adults on the canal and would have had to work as adults. Why have I not created such a situation in my home?)
Here are the mules pulling the boat. Apparently it’s not as cruel as it seems. The tour guide told us that most of us could pull the boat as well. (Maybe some short adults that were in my group? Eh? Eh?)
Jack was enamored with the mule. Here he is heading toward the back of the mule when the guy in charge expressly told him to stay in front. Not to worry though, Jack was only trying to stick his head through part of the bridle. (I think we’re lucky no one was kicked. By a mule or a park ranger.)
A dog tried to eat Quinn’s face while we were waiting in line for this ice cream. (Maybe he thought Q was a duck.) The dog’s people didn’t so much as acknowledge that it happened. I was irked. If your dog growls and lunges at a 3-year-old who didn’t so much as touch the dog, you at least say, “I’m sorry.” Right?
It was finally Sam’s turn to teach. He wanted to read us some books about space.
They were excited for the art project though. Although Sam took a little too long explaining it.
(Next week: Sports Camp!)