Today we are once again going to stay put at our campground. Four full days of travel kind of kicked us in the you-know-what. So we are going to do our best to avoid getting in our van today. Challenge accepted!
We started off our day with a little homeschooling lesson about geodes. Back at the museum in Deadwood, we bought some geodes for the girls and they have been begging for us to crack them open ever since the gift shop lady handed us the receipt. Not at all annoying, kids. Not. At. All.
So Dan got to bust out his hammer and break some rocks for his little ladies. But he couldn’t break Ava’s geode. He hit that rock a million times and still nothing. Barely a dent. I guess we bought Ava a solid piece of crystal instead instead of a geode. She was not amused. So he got to try it again with Mila’s geode. After one whack with the hammer, the geode exploded and whamo! We had crystals!!
Then we moved the party back inside. Ava and I continued on with some math and reading homeschooling. Dan busted out 4 blog posts in one day and something called work. Mila continued to master all things iPad related. And Luka wondered when that fist tooth that has been bothering him will ever pop out.
I also started a nature journal with Ava today. Not sure if we are supposed to save the specimen or not, but we did. We taped a leaf into her notebook. Now that I am thinking about it, it will probably ended up in a million little pieces by the end of the trip.