Small Things

It is about this time of year when we’ve done a number of big trips that I tend to write a post about praising staying near to home.  This is the one 🙂

Monday was an enjoyable day.  We picked up regular work again which went smoothly.  Then we headed into Gosport to do some shopping for Guides.  We went to the library and hung out there for a while before heading to the park.  The park has out door gym equipment and I think I have as much fun as Sam.

20150609_5 20150609_8 20150609_920150609_6 20150609_10We had fun watching them clean the pond.  Explains why it stinks when it gets warm if they don’t clean it regularly enough.

20150609_4 20150609_11Afternoon went in baking for Guides and the boys played together on Minecraft.

I had a really bad night last night so wasn’t sure whether to go ahead with today’s plans but glad we did.  It was a good day.

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
? L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Friends showed up for science a lot earlier than expected.  So kids played (actually they all joined in with maths for a while :)) and we drank coffee.

Science was the start of our forces project and we were looking at Newton’s laws of motion.

We investigated the First Law by dropping a tennis ball onto a larger bouncing ball.  We then retrieved the tennis ball from next door and put the experiment to one side to take to the park 😀

Second Law we dropped different size and mass of balls into trays filled with flour with a spread of cocoa on top.  Then compared the craters made.  The cocoa powder showed how far that spread.

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Then it was to the park to retry the First Law.

20150609_2 Third law, plan had been to launch water rockets but it failed dismally due to a loose valve.  Yes we did take a spade and bit of masonry to the park!

20150609_3So I threw the water at the kids and we retired to playground.

Friends had to be elsewhere in the afternoon, so waved them off and home for lunch.

After lunch we headed out to meet more friends at the beach who despite being the nearest home eders to us and one being one of my Guides we don’t manage to see often.  Sun had sadly vanished so opted to stay on dry land.  We played with the ball for oooh 2 minutes before it opted for a trip to the IOW.

20150609_4 So the kids threw stones into the sea20150609_5 Decorated pebbles20150609_6 …and dead jellyfish :/20150609_7Adults chatted 🙂

Home tea and then Sam had the excitement of a speedboat ride along the Solent with Cubs.

Despite feeling physically rotten it has been lovely few days.

 

 

 

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