We are loving our underwater housing for our camera. Both my husband and I have the Canon Powershot SD800 SI. We both got them when they first came out. We thought while we both have the same camera, and while they are new, we should get the housing. I personally go though cameras about every 3 years. The last Canon Powershot 450, I believe. It took 10, 000 photos before the flash stopped firing. The camera before that, also a Canon Powershot, (see the pattern?) was thrown into our pool by our then, 18 month old son. 🙂 It too had taken about 10, 000 photos. Anyway, this underwater housing has treated us well. It’s mostly my husband that thinks to reach for the housing and I think it’s great. He take awesome photos. Here are a few from today’s swim session before dinner.
For Mother’s Day, it was actually suppose to be for my birthday at the end of March but, this was the first opening there was. Anyway, we went camping in Long Key State Park. Long Key is in the Middle Keys, about 1/2 way between the top and Key West. What a great time we had. Now that I think about it, I’d better get to booking our trip for next year!
When I say we, I mean, them. This is the 3rd afternoon this week the kids have taking a swim here in S. Florida. They still get very cold but apparently it’s worth it. Me, I’ll wait until the end of June, thank you! That’s when the water is like a bathtub… much more my style. I really, really don’t like cold water! It’s not fun, it’s not relaxing.
We love this strategy game. When grandma brought the kids Blockus a couple weeks ago it was the only game my son wanted to play. We play a few times a week. It’s a really awesome game that I very much recommend for any age! My husband and I love to play too.
We are slowing making our way though this year’s 4-H activity book – cooking. The latest thing we are working on is food safety which covers bacteria and mold. A couple of weeks ago we started growing mold on a piece of bread by following instructions in the booklet. The kids have had a good time checking their mold every morning. it’s finally photo-worthy.
I’m taking a pottery class with a friend of mine though the local community school. We are doing the best we can to learn the techniques kinda on our own. The “teacher” isn’t much help. She’s not a fan of “beginners.” My friend and I have stuck out this 8 week session but starting next week we’ll be moving on to another high school, and hopefully a better teacher. We would love to learn the basics of the potter’s wheel. It’s not an easy thing to do but it is very fun!
Did you know there are legless lizards? We ran into one living in our yard. I was walking and was startled when I looked down to find what I first thought was a huge (4 inch) caterpillar. I took another step only to see if back down into it’s hole. I ran to get then kids and we waited and kept watching. We were soon convinced that it was a snake. We thought it was probably a juvenile black racer. After some research we found that this is most differently a lizard. It is classified as such because it has ear holes as well as eyelids. Interesting, huh! I love impromptu science lessons! This was just feet from where we had living vs. non-living science experiment.