The Brighter Writer





SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012

Save The Ducks!



So Colorado is pretty much on fire. The Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs has burned 2,000 acres. The Woodland Heights Fire in Estes Park (we were just there!) took only 20 acres but totally burned down 21 homes. The Springer Fire in Denver burned 1,145 acres. The High Park Fire here in Fort Collins has officially become the 2nd biggest wildfire in Colorado history and is still burning a whopping grand total of 82,000 acres.

Not to mention on top of the smoke, it was a dry 104 degrees yesterday. We're doing all we can to stay cool and smoke free. I decided on Friday to try a new technique because you can only stay in the air conditioning for so long before cabin fever sets in.

I took a couple of Kalynn's bath toys and froze them in a tub of water.



Toddler Summer Fun: freeze a bowl of bath toys, and then use water guns or buckets to "save the ducks!" www.thebrighterwriter.blogspot.com

Then we went outside with a couple of squirt guns and watering cans and spent the next hour "saving" her poor trapped duckies.



Toddler Summer Fun: freeze a bowl of bath toys, and then use water guns or buckets to "save the ducks!" www.thebrighterwriter.blogspot.com

I've never seen a kid concentrate so hard on a project. For that hour, the heat didn't matter, the smoke didn't exist. All she wanted out of life was for her Spongebob Squarepants to get out of the ice.



Toddler Summer Fun: freeze a bowl of bath toys, and then use water guns or buckets to "save the ducks!" www.thebrighterwriter.blogspot.com



When she finally did free a toy, she was so incredibly proud of herself!



Toddler Summer Fun: freeze a bowl of bath toys, and then use water guns or buckets to "save the ducks!" www.thebrighterwriter.blogspot.com



Toddler Summer Fun: freeze a bowl of bath toys, and then use water guns or buckets to "save the ducks!" www.thebrighterwriter.blogspot.com



We played so long her little toesies turned to prunes!

I hope everyone is staying cool out there this summer! If all else fails, just stay inside, soak up the central air and give lessons on Elvis!



It's never too early to learn about Elvis www.thebrighterwriter.blogspot.com