Thursday, October 14, 2010

What We've Been Up To

Walking on the ATV trail behind our house:

Arts and Crafts:

Mom found a free dresser for Jackson last year that is structurally sound but wasn't much to look at. I painted it red with black trim. It already has some scratches and imperfections, and someday I'll replace the handles as there's always been one missing, but it's a big improvement.

An old frame I found at a thrift shop for $2. I took out the old "artwork," painted the mat and frame black and added some postage stamp art.

Hiking in the school forest:
At the end of last school year, the kids' school made some improvements to the school forest on the outskirts of town. Jackson's class worked on this sign at the beginning of a trail. Jackson helped to write one of the articles posted along the way. His class also helped put up signs that point out the trails.
Raina has a picture on the top of K2 Observation Outlook. Her class visited the forest last week and looked for animal homes, so she pointed out all the little caves and crevices where animals may make their homes.