Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rocket man

My dad introduced all the kids to model rockets this year. It began when he brought a rocket and launcher to the park during our week together at Christmas. The kids were completely enthralled and loved launching (and chasing) it over and over again.

Well, you can imagine their joy when Grandpa gifted them each their own rocket. They each got to name their rocket, then one day we drove out to a big sandy field--perfect for rocket launches--to set them off.


It took delicate fingers to attach the electrical clips. Good thing kids have small hands.


Since we could only launch one rocket at a time, the other kids quickly became bored. Jeff entertained them with a race.