Lots of Spills and Sunshine

Lots of Spills and Sunshine

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I want to be a Palaeontologist


I ventured with the kids to Courtenay to go to the Palaeontology Museum and signed us up for a fossil hunt/tour along the Rutledge River, where 2 fully intact Elasamasaurus's have been found!











Not so much in love with my face however Rylie's are priceless!



Ty showing my what an ammonite looks like



Olivia was soooo excited to dig for fossils as you can see! Ya not so much, but she did collect lots of nice pebbles.



Oliver throwing rocks right before he fell in :)



Are you for real? Did Dad and I just find an 83 million yr old clam fossil?


Sure Did!



and then.... he found a gorgeous ammonite! and on the other side was a fossilized clam! a double whammy



Safety First



Oh look theres my foot right in the line of the hammer n chisle!



Ty signing a petition to make the Elasmosaur the official fossil of British Columbia



Noni and myself treking back up the HUGE hill



Oh so cool!
Palaeontology: prefix from Greek palaios, ancient. noun. the branch of geology that deals with prehistoric forms of life through the study of plant and animal fossils.



I coordinated them, easier to locate :), Thanks Missy, Mum and Auntie Carol for the adorable pillow case dress's



Future Palaeontologist



Whitespot for lunch and pretending to play Keno :)



Oh the faces these two make

3 comments:

The Briggs said...

Your kids are so stinkin cute!!!

jessica&john.com said...

I want to go on a dino dig now. I love pics. Especially the one with pick and the safety goggles. But they are all adorable.
Did you get to keep the fossils you found?

Kimme Rae said...

hey! wasn't I supposed to go there with you guys? something must have come up- I can't remember now. Anyways, it looks like you had a nice time!