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Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Little Rock Hounds

Do your kids collect things?

Is it impossible to resist bringing in a new treasure after every walk?

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from my front porch

 

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from my kitchen window

 

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Do you find more than a bit of the outside decorating your home inside?

On our way back from Michigan last month, one of the places we stopped was this Fossil Park in Sylvania, OH.

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Have you ever seen a cuter paleontologist?

 

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Egg cartons are a great way to store fossils and rock collections.

 

Once upon a time, I insisted that the outside stuff stay outside.  And there is something to be said for appreciating things in their natural surroundings. 

But there’s also something about having a row of rocks lined up on the window sill that you won’t get from regular home furnishings.

Enjoy your kids’ passions.  I have a feeling that my home will feel strangely empty when they grow up and take those passions with them.

Linking to Debbie’s Think Back Thursday.  This week’s theme is “rocks.”

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What do your kids like to collect?

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for linking up Susan. My kids have had a lot of rock collections like yours, I don't think I have any photos of them though. I also love that you kids got to go fossil hunting. My kids found some fossils in some rocks by a hotel we stayed at in PA a bunch of years ago but I don't know if I have photos of that either. My kids have had a lot of collections, some I like, some not so much. My boys especially like collecting Legos. Those I like, unless I am stepping on them in bare feet. My oldest daughter collects elephants and my younger daughter dolphins and giraffes. I collect books!!!! (lol) and I have a lot of stuffed bears and beanie babies as well.

    Thanks for joining my me and I hope you will participate again in the future.

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  2. I hear you on the Legos. We actually have a Lego "room." ;0)

    Thank you for hosting the link up.

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  3. My boys have all loved to collect rocks. They just had a blast on a fossil 'hunt' last week. Their dad is the same way and has specimens lining our windows in our bedroom. Back in Maryland, they had the deck railing lined with rocks.

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  4. What has surprised me is that the girls are really into collecting rocks, too, in fact I often have a pocket full of treasures to carry back home for them when we go for a walk (because most girl clothes don't have pockets ;0).

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