Kendon didn't think the chickens would like them real well, so the kids and I made boats out of them. We even picked a few zucchini and made them into boats as well. Connor, who is all boy, kept calling his Motor Boats. He was also fascinated by the fact that if he scooped out the middles of the cucs real fast and real hard the pulp would just go catapulting. I of course, not to be outdone, showed him how to catapult it right into someones head, namely HIS! He thought that was so funny and he gut laughed so hard. Then, of course, he got me back. This as you can imagine got quite messy, but oh so fun! Sirri did not want to join in on the excitement but did enjoy watching us make a mess of ourselves! ( We smelled like the Bath and Body Works, Cucumber Melon lotion by the time we were done!)
The saddest part of the whole thing was, two days ago they (whoever they is. And I'm really not sure and my kids keep asking.) turned the water off so our ditch is all dry. Therefor we had no where to float our boats. Boo hoo. Sirri, being the ingenious she is decided that they would float in the bath tub. So that they did.
Then this morning we took them to the Nature Park and let them float down the ditch there. The kids were a little sad to let them go but as soon as they saw them floating off they thought it was pretty cool and hucked them all in.
I guess we'll have to remember this fun activity earlier next summer so we can have races in our ditch!
Can you see the cucumber on his face and in his hair? He was much more sticky than this picture portrays!