The kids take a break from bike riding to get a closer look at a toad.
The weather took an amazing turn this week. For the better, for the most part, although the sunny, mild weather caused the trees to celebrate by spreading pollen far and wide. So I spent most of the week gasping for breath and not sleeping much at all. Made for a bit of a sleep-deprived week, and I'm hoping that whatever is in bloom finishes up SOON!
Meanwhile, we went about homeschooling as usual. The kids participated in a museum class about frogs (where they got to examine these preserved life stages of frogs, amongst other things). This was the second week of our Planting Flowers Adventure Circle, and we supplemented the theme this week by actually planting flower seeds, here, there, and everywhere! The kids each picked flowers they wanted to see in our garden, went out and bought the seeds, and sowed them in the prepared earth. J decided to plant Morning Glory , Zoo Boy chose Forget-Me-Not -- interestingly, I did not suggest they choose a flower, I merely said that we were going to go plant some flower seeds, and they both spontaneously came up with the types they wanted.
J looking adorable in a pile of new beach towels. Both kids are chomping at the bit for summer to start -- Zoo Boy has asked me every morning since the first of April "Is it summer yet?"
This week's curriculum story was a repeat of last week's "Cluck Cluck and Little Tuppen", per request of Zoo Boy (who is usually complaining about hearing the same story again by the third time I read it, so when he requests to carry one over into the next week, I'm only more than happy to oblige!).
We happened to visit the museum at an opportune time this week -- their female corn snake had just laid eggs!! Here they are, on their way to the museum office where they are going to try incubating them. We are all excited to see if they hatch!
And last, but certainly not least, The Map Man turned 43 this week. Happy Birthday, babe, we love you!
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