On a very windy morning, we played outside with our neighbor Alex and his mom. We flew kites in our front yards. After many trials, it proved to be TOO windy for kite flying. Alex’s family speaks Spanish as a first language so his mom fostered Sadie’s interest by speaking in and discussing Spanish with her.
We’re finally getting to our backyard pond project. Here, the kids and I are moving their sandbox to the other side of the shed so that we can put our pond in its previous location. After having DigSafe come to inspect the locations and depths of wires in our yard and then cross-checking with aesthetics, it was deemed the best place for it.
We’re still bird watching! This is one of our many House Sparrows (I think- my camera’s not great at long range on a dark day) hanging out in our neighbor’s tree.
After one of our walks with the dogs around the neighborhood, Sadie inspects her finds and combines them with previous finds to create various inventions.
We went on a shopping trip to the local dollar store. The kids love taking a few of their dollars (plus change for tax) and choosing things to buy. Among other things, Elijah purchased animal crackers and this basic math workbook. Add to that Sadie’s pretzels and we had ourselves a sidewalk party. Yes, we sat down on the sidewalk near the store, broke out the snacks, and played with math. There was lots of giggling and a heavy appetite for snacks and… numbers!