Today was one of those days when you don’t ever want to go inside. Warm and dusty, a bit windy, green buds just beginning to pop, and especially glorious after so much rain last week.
Hadlee: “I want to find birds in a nest.”
Colton: “I hope to play with Hunter in the woods and I want to plan to see the birds.”
Celia: “I want to find chickadees with Eleanor.”
Grace: “Me and Hadlee will find a bird on the tree.”
Cameron: “I want to find a blue jay in the trees!”
Jacob: “I want to hear a blue jay.”
Kenzie: “Me and Leah and Elliana and Ms. Atkins are going to get sticks to make a fort.”
Hunter: “I hope to find birds with Colton. I will use my binoculars.”
Leah: “I want to find birds in the field.”
What we actually did. We also heard and saw crows and chipping sparrows, but none of the other birds we had hoped for.
Finn: “There are leaves!!!” Sometimes you just gotta use binoculars to look at things close up too.
A blue jay in his nest, with his eggs (pine cones).
And a mother chickadee feeding her babies worms… (for pretend!)
Making a worm home / castle.
Castle getting taller.
Worm that broke when we weren’t careful with our digging. We decided that we couldn’t fix it in the end, and sadly it will probably die.
And real binoculars are REALLY fun to use on close up things. We also practiced on far off things.
Eliana’s arsenal of guns during Cops and Robbers. (Also don’t you love her clothes pairing? T shirt with balaclava. That is spring weather for ya.)
Alec: “Listen to the sound this mud makes.”
The wasp nest that Celia’s grandmother gave us last week. It was so cool to peel apart and look at the layers! If Zoey had the super power to make paper with her mouth like a wasp she would be called “Wasp Kid.”
Sometimes we have to play on the same log all together. I honestly have no idea what the game was this time!
Elijah: “Hey! The grass is green!” Hands up if you love green grass!