Saturday, April 23, 2011

Adventures with the Cousins

Last weekend Megan and Kayli stayed with us for the weekend. Desert Boy was so excited to have a sleepover with the cousins! One of the first things on the agenda was to work on the tree house.

Megan was eager to get to work with the hammer, while Kayli started painting beautiful designs on the walls. I don't think Desert Boy liked me intruding on his quality time with the cousins. He kept scowling at me!

Kayli is painting under the new coat hook. This is going to be one classy tree house!

Megan was making a bench for the tree house.

Desert Girl found the bench just the right height for her. She enjoyed conversing with her cousins. Maybe they understood her better than I do!

They laughed a lot.

The next morning was time to head into Ely, Nevada to take advantage of the free train ride weekend. I had to go somewhere else, so I gave my husband the camera and he managed to snap about five usable photos during the entire 2 1/4 hour ride.

This is a diesel engine on one of the side tracks. They had a steam engine pulling their train.

It looked like Kayli had a good time. She took over 300 photos on her camera.

As the train pulled into the station, I went up to the window and got the camera so I could get a few photos.

It was a nice day for a train ride, quite different from our chilly last experience.

The engine backed the train into the East Ely Depot.

Time to get off the train and off to the next adventure.

In the afternoon, we headed out to the garden, and Kayli and Megan helped plant seeds.

We gave Desert Boy his own plot where he could plant anything he wanted. It will be interesting to see what comes up.

Desert Girl liked playing in the wet dirt.

That was fine as long as she stayed in the wet dirt where we hadn't planted anything!

Here's a tiny pea plant poking through the ground.

And a bit higher.

The first pea leaves. Wow, those kids are sure super gardeners!

Everyone had a great time and we hope they can come back again soon!

1 comment:

Janille said...

The girls had a grand time :) Looks like they all did.

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