Friday, June 19, 2009

Recycling and The Orange Show

We went to Shannon & Reagan's brother's All-Star game the other night and had S&R come home to spend the night with us. It was a good thing b/c the game was a disaster for Blake's team. The game didn't start until after 8:00 and we left around 10pm - the score was 2-16 when we left... at the end of the 2nd inning! The only good thing is that McIver ran around making friends and having a ball.

Friday morning we loaded up the huge bags of cans that McIver (with limited help from Olivia) has been collecting. Shannon and Reagan were excited to join us on our trek to the recycle center. The kids thought the whole experience was pretty cool. We had $3.50 worth of cans and received one $2 bill, a dollar coin and two quarters.

McIver had to sign his name on the receipt this time.
We weren't quite ready to end our little adventure so I looked up directions to The Orange Show. It's a funky little monument in east Houston built in 1956 to 'showcase' Jefferson Davis McKissack's love for oranges. Interesting fact: Jefferson McKissack went to Mercer in Macon. The kids loved being able to just run around in the maze, sit in the crazy seats, climb on the sculptures and turn the wagon wheels.

McIver wants to go back 'just one more time before we move, pleeeeeease.'

Lots of mosaics and sayings all around. This is a good one to keep in mind!

They actually managed to be (still) in the same place long enough for a picture.

Olivia with her buddies.

Then, the big kids started to complain about how hot it was so we left.

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