Jeff had been out of town a lot the past few weeks. He went to Houston for 4 days, was back for 1 1/2 days and then was in California for 5 days. When he is gone for long periods of time like that, he likes to get the kids something from where he was. This time, he brought back quartz rocks for the kids to break open. The kids are all about rocks....and breaking things open. So this was perfect for them. =)
Jeff got them started with a chisel and hammer:
This was what was on the inside. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed. I thought they were going to be the kind with purple on the inside with a hollow center. These were cool too though & the kids liked them, so that's what was important.
Next, it was Lily's turn.
This way of cracking turned out to be extremely time consuming, so Jeff & Lily took it outside & smashed it. Which proved to be even more fun for the kids. Who doesn't love helping dad smash things with a sledge hammer?!?
Lily's was more sparkly on the inside. She loved that!
Zach didn't even try the chisel, he went straight for the sledge hammer. Shocking, I know.....
His was sparkly too. These pictures don't really capture how sparkly they were though. :0(
Each of the kids got 4 rocks to smash, so Riley got to use the sledge hammer too, and he ended up with some sparkly ones too. The kids really had fun smashing rocks with dad. =)