Saturday, April 30, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Herons at the Metropark

Dear Boys,

We drove up to the big Metropark today to see if we could find the great blue heron rookery...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Spot: There Will Be Mud

Dear Boys,
After three days of rain, it finally let up and this is what we found across the street in the park...

Skunk cabbage:

Deer paths:

Boot-sucking mud:

Many fallen trees:

Bright green moss:

A shell:

Stubborn thorns:

A vine around a stick:

Also, something else I want to remember:

Yesterday as I was getting Matthew out of the car at pick-up time, I saw a huge great blue heron flying over the school.  I looked over and spotted Joe sorting something out on the playground with a group of other kids.  I watched, hoping he would see it, even though he was involved in whatever this group of kids was deciding.  He must have seen it out of the corner of his eye because I could hear him shout from the other side of the playground,  pointing up at it, "HEY!  A sandhill crane!  NO!  A GREAT BLUE HERON!  GREAT BLUE HERON!"

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring is Coming

Well, the sweater is done...

So on to Springtime activities...

Planning the garden...

A new set of nets...

An awkward combination of winter and spring gear... 

 A new place to explore...


And the retirement of the sled...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hey Mom

Dear Boys,
Some recent requests of me WHILE DRIVING:

Q:  Hey Mom, will you cut this string off my sock?
A:  I can't right now honey, because I'm driving.

Q:  Hey Mom, look at this bird (in the bird book)
A:  I can't look right now, because I'm driving.

Q  Hey Mom, can you look down in my ear?
A:  I can't look in your ear right now because I have to look at the road...  Because I'm driving the car.