Friday, May 24, 2013

The Ant-tastic Art of Ant Finding, Feeding, and Friending

We didn't realize the strength of C's empathy for the insect world until one afternoon he ran up the stairs and to his room bawling after M ran over an ant hill with her bike.  He was beside himself at the senseless devastation.  C has a passion for ants.


Here he is holding his "friend" ant.

We were able to calm his heart by suggesting that we feed the ants some animal crackers.  Which he has done again and again since that day.  He enjoys taking others out to the ant his to introduce them to the ants and asks them to help him break up and spread the crackers. 

C will fit right in when he starts Nature Day Camp in a week!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Sacrafice

What are all of the animals doing in a circle by family group, you might ask?

"The lion gets to choose which one to eat!" ~M


Spring Rain Joy

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain" ~ Vivian Greene  
Today's rainstorm involved strolling three laps around the block with umbrellas, stomping in the puddles.  Just for fun.


Friday, May 3, 2013

The Vegetable Dichotomy

Funny how to offspring can have totally different opinions on the same vegetable.  Especially because the vegetable in question is corn, and those offspring come from me, and my absolute all time favorite vegetable is sweet corn.

A story from a few weeks ago:
As M rushes the dinner table: "Ewwwww! Do I have to eat this?"

C is moments behind her, when he reaches the table he exclaims: "YES!!! CORN!!!" and proceeds to chow down.

photos from 2009 - even baby C loves his corn.

See?? There was a day that my daughter used to like vegetables...Those days are long gone.