Sunday, December 29, 2013


Next week, we start back up with My Father's World kindergarten and our first unit of the New Year is on dinosaurs.  LittleBear doesn't know much about dinosaurs and I think was a bit confused about them, so an idea came to me...Dinoday!!!

These were the kinds of dinosaurs who made the tracks

Saturday we did something I have been wanting to do for a while now.  We made the trek about an hour and a half away to Dinosaur Valley State Park to see dinosaur tracks in the Paluxy riverbed.
Looking for tracks...
It was really neat to be walking along (or in) the river and find several different kinds of tracks there in the water.

The view from midriver!

Because of sediment in the water, not all of the tracks were visible, but we did see quite a few! 

Acrocanthosaurus print

Pluerocoelus print (it was huge!)

Acrocanthosaurus print

After seeing the tracks, we decided to check out nearby Dinosaur World, which boasts a half mile walking path with over 100 scale models of all different types of dinosaurs.  We all enjoyed it!

Watch out family!  The T-Rexes are descending!

 LittleBear said his favorites were any of the "friendly" dinosaurs (aka the plant eaters), Grams and I liked the family of dinosaurs that I can't remember their names (Apatosaurus, maybe?), Jeff liked the Tricerotops, and Grampa's favorite was the Velociraptor. 

Grams & Mommy's favorite

Daddy's favorite

Grampa's favorite

Even LadyBear seemed to like looking at them! 
 Happy LadyBear...

LittleBear also got to "dig for fossils" and came out with two shark teeth and a small something else.


It was a really fun day and I think LittleBear is now much more excited to learn about dinosaurs!

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