Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Swing of Things

 Texture lesson turned into Tooth fairy Pillow Making, and G sewing up a little pillow all by him self. C did her color choices and stuffing, and a wee bit of sewing herself.

 Sumoku is a challenging Quirkle type game with numbers and multipliers. Then add color limitations on each row.  Wee!
The Straws and Connectors Game has been a big hit with the kids and all their guests.  The kids and I have also done a soil nutrient test and learned our vegetable garden is alkaline and has NO nitrogen in it.  Crazy!
Also G and C have had a bit too much fun playing in a Sensory Rice set up I was given.  They subsequently discovered the power of a Kirby.

Lastly, I finally hung a swing in the Live Oak in our front yard.  Tyler was visiting when I got it up and the three of them had an absolutely ball.  I had to tweak the knots a bit but the online instructions were invaluable. The kids schooled me on the many uses of swings including dodging games and getting crazy dizzy.  Love it!
 How to hang a tree Swing

Friday, February 08, 2013

Budding Conservationist

My son, and likely my daughter are budding conservationists.  Of course they hear the tone in my voice when I talk about our world, our environment. I can't deny my Wildlife Biology degree is part of who I am.  I always took those classes and information seriously.

G-man kids watches videos about the environment with rapt attention and gasps when he sees a picture of the Aurora Borealis.  He gets so mad when he sees garbage and waste.  He saw a story about eating sea turtle eggs and commented how "stupid" it was... in a conservationist sort of way.  I love his disgust and awareness.  I look forward to many more conversations with him about polar ice caps and solar power and endangered species and stewardship.

I'm just saying, he really is starting to get it... maybe I say that because I felt him begin to feel overwhelmed when global warming started to sink in while watching a public television special about conservation and human driven change.  Maybe his passion will take us some where amazing.