Those unplanned child-led nature studies are just the best, aren't they? As my boys were swinging on the swingset several weeks ago, my attention was called for. "Mommy, look, there's a bird in that nest!" There's an apple tree right behind the swingset, and sure enough, a mommy bird was sitting in her nest. Over the next few weeks, we kept a close eye on her, the boys noticing any changes. We saw first hand when the two babies hatched, listened to them cheep while Mama went for food. Then just yesterday Middle man said "Mommy, that baby bird is trying to fly." What a miraculous experience to witness those babies from when they were laid as eggs, to when they took their first flight out of the nest!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
If I ever played in the dirt, I don't remember. I somehow doubt it. I remember liking dresses, and staying clean! But God has given me a challenge... three little boys who LOVE to play in dirt. In fact, just now, they went outside and the first thing my 17 month old did was head straight to the dirt hole (yes, I have a dirt hole in my backyard thanks to my precious little diggers!). With a great sigh, he plopped right down, and with a big smile began to rub his hands around, creating a giant dustcloud. Yesterday when we came inside my hubby gave him a hug, and dirt literally poofed out of his clothes! Daddy lovingly referred to him as "Pigpen." Remember that little guy on Charlie Brown?