Thursday, April 28, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
They each take turns carrying the GPS unit, with Sarah constantly announcing the number of feet left and Eric ignoring the beep that indicates when you're close. Each time, Brian has gently taken it from them, walked a little farther, and then stood very close, but not too close, so that they could have the opportunity to find the treasure. We've learned to bring something old to trade for something new, and for a little while, whatever they find is their new favorite thing.
What I love even more than seeing their excitement is the exploring that happens on the way back to the car. (They are far too focused to do this during the first half of the walk.) Logs to balance on, streams to cross (or play in), and crayfish to catch (until they pinch) are treasures of their own, yes?
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
At first, they were concerned that they may not find any bones, and then, they screeched each time they found something. We printed out a bone identification guide and learned that we had found rib bones, hip bones, femur bones, jaw bones, and best of all, a skull. Sarah took the bones for show and tell the next day along with the guide that we highlighted to show which ones she was sharing.
Gotta love it.
Monday, April 11, 2011
With a big grin, she said, "Nana's sweaters are magical."
I agreed and then asked her why she thought so.
"They keep you hot and cold," she said.
I asked, "Do you mean they keep you comfortable, no matter what the temperature outside is?"
"Yes," she said, with another big grin.