Our heat wave has been broken!! Sunday we had a smidge of rain in the night, and much cooler temperatures throughout the day. It was one of the rare days that found all of us at home. One of Devin's 4-H projects is rocketry. .and he had been working on his rockets last week, which became the inspiration of our Sunday evening activity.
The rocket must be fired at least once before it is eligible to enter into the county fair. There was barely a breath of wind Sunday evening. .so we decided to launch it. .in the event that it blew up. .or was not able to be recovered. .which has, indeed happened before. The thought process was that, if he became rocket-less after the launch we would still have time to get another rocket put together before the fair starts next week.
A perfect launch ensued. .which then included hopping the fence. .
and searching the mowed pasture for the tiny little rocket.
His first comment after recovery was. .
Let's shoot it again!!
So we did!!
The cool, breathless evening was perfect for play. .you can just see the rocket and parachute down the lane as Devin and Tristan race to see who is going to catch it. The little white objuect in front of Cami is one of the gliders that she spotted and was retrieving!
We get our rockets at Hobby Lobby. .often we can find them for 30% off on sale there. .and if we can't. .we have been known to send each person through the line with a rocket or motors and a 40% off coupon that you can print right off their website to save some money!!
They make GREAT Christmas gifts. .since we are less than 6 months away :-)
And. .there is usually a lot of bang for the buck!!
No pun intended!!
Enjoy your day!