Andrew is my little artist so we spent an evening drawing together :)
Micah's an avid reader and the Freddy the Pig series is one of his all time favorites. His grandma is helping him build his collection. Walter R. Brooks is the author and they were written from 1927 to 1958. They have a humorous tone to them so I often hear Micah laughing out loud when he reads them.
Benjamin doing a Thomas puzzle. It seems all my boys have been given amazing mathematical minds which show up in the early years by putting together puzzles easily, lining up cars in even rows, and even enjoying putting things away in neat and organized ways. They definitely got this from Steve!
I insisted the boys sit down and draw at least one thing they found in nature. One thing we kept finding when we lifted up rocks was this strange looking aquatic insects. I just had to find out what they were. Thankfully I had brought our field guide for insects and our Handbook of Nature Study and so was able to both identify and learn a bit more about it.
(This is actually the nymph stage of the Stone fly...you find the flying around lamps at night in their adult stage)
Here is our giant stack of books and things we didn't want Sam-Sam to get into! We were definitely afraid it would topple at some point! But it never did :)
Now here is the best part! The boys, on their own completely, designed and built a tubing course through the creek! I was so impressed by this! They used the rocks to cause the water to flow in such a way that it coursed quickly through the dams and they could ride tubes through it! They had SO much fun doing this!
(Here's where I'm thinking-I might be getting a little too old for this! What if I bump into something too hard? But it's so much fun!)