Last Thursday we went on an "adventure" to the Austin Nature Center. (If we call it an adventure the kids get soooo excited about it!) My friend's daughter was in town with her kids, so we all piled in "The Beast" and went together. If you are in the Austin area, this is actually a pretty fun and FREE place to go. There are lots of plants and animals to look at as well as big sand pits where the kids can dig for "dinosaur" bones.
Getting ready to go inside.
Riley participated in the cub scouts pinewood derby races again this year. Last year he won first in both speed and design. This year, we had a little trouble with the holes drilled for the wheels, so we were just happy that he didn't come in last place for speed! He did, however, take home the first place trophy for design!!! Yay, Riley! Last year Jayson did a lot of Riley's car, but this year Riley wanted to do as much as he could by himself. He chose a simple design that required minimal tools----a Hershey Bar Car, and he did a great job!