We had a beautiful late-autumn day for our Friday Excursion to our favorite park today, with our merry little band of homeschooling friends. I'm grateful for every nice day we can get at this point, as it's not out of the norm to have accumulating snow in November. I appreciate the large snowfalls holding off until after we actually end our Autumn Semester, which was today! What a great way to end a fabulous first "official" semester of homeschooling!
Zoo Boy does some pretend farm chores. He has a whole routine where he pretends to be feeding and caring for the various farmyard animals in the barn. Everyone else had wandered off to the pasture to see the cows, but he said he needed to stay behind to finish his work. Little does he know that he's in training for his future....
My boys check out the Pumpkin Cannon. We just today found out what it was, thanks to the Grounds Crew being hard at work cleaning up leaves before the snows hit. We're still not entirely sure how it's operated, but that didn't stop the boys from gleefully shooting off invisible pumpkins to parts unknown.
We all enjoyed looking at the various dried flower stalks and seed pod heads in the herb/butterfly garden. One of the boys in our group used one of the seed heads as a wand to grant us magic thoughts. One of the Mom's magic thoughts was about a lot of snow. I guess we're all preparing ourselves for winter's icy hand!
Inside the Nature Center, my guys did a bunch of pretend play with puppets. Playing for an hour or two inside the Nature Center is always the highlight of my kids' visit to this park.
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