Here are the girls trying out some stilts:
And playing Crokinole:
Our family in front of an old train:
During that trip, we had a discussion with one of the "pioneer ladies" about how to make your own butter. Ken & I decided it would be a good learning activity to try making butter with the girls, so we picked up some whipping cream & went to work!
We started out by pouring the whipping cream into one of those Tuppwerware Quickshake things:
The girls were excited about shaking! (for 2 or 3 minutes)
So, Ken got to work shaking & shaking until we got whipped cream!
Then he kept shaking & shaking & shaking... until it started to look a bit like butter!
But we thought we could do better, so he shook some more. Just when he was getting real tired of shaking, he sat down on the couch and shook some more. On his very last shake before taking a peek to see how it had turned out, this happened:
...And Ken & I stared at each other for a moment in disbelief until Talia said, "So I guess the butter's a fail?"