Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Do I count today as a school day?

Cassia started out with ballet class today. She loved it, of course. She looked so cute too - and no, we were running late so I didn't get a chance to snap any pictures. Sadly, they don't allow parents in so I didn't get to see how adorable she was while dancing. They are having a costume party the last day of class where we will be able to watch and video tape if we want to.

Afterward, we jumped into the car and headed off to MomD, B13, and C4's house. As soon as we got there, we headed off on a walk to their local creek. We started that trip off with a lesson on poisonous plants in the area: poison oak and stinging nettles. Thankfully, it was a "watch out for this" type of lesson, not the "what did I just rub up against" type. MomD did end up having a nettle leaf float by her leg and give her a sting by the end of the day though. Ouch!

We spent the first half of the day wading in the creek, catching fish, crawdads, and something that looks like an eel but isn't. I was fascinated by all the different rocks. Gorgeous! Cassia and I made a rock rainbow. We seriously found one of every color. Cameron and B13 were shooting a water gun at a large branch that they had stood up in the water. Cassia and C4 were "surfing" on boogie boards (they would stand on one and MomD would drag them around in a circle). Greyson was catching water with his net, lol. He would cry every time he dropped it because the water was too cold for him to want to bend down into it. We had a fabulous time.

Next we walked back to their house and the boys jumped on the trampoline and played baseball, bowling, tennis, golf, and boxing on the Wii. The girls put on fairy dresses and flitted all about the house playing hide-and-seek, school, restaurant, dolls, etc, etc. Greyson napped. MomD and I chatted and peeked at some of our creek critters under a jeweler's slip. Again, fabulous time!

The next thing I knew it was almost 5:00 and we had to get home! So here we are eating fish sticks in front of the tv/computer. I really was considering whether I was going to mark today as a school day or not on our attendance sheet, but our time in the creek was SUPER educational. I don't even think I'm going to bother feeling guilty about not "doing" science today - we did science! (Cameron was even reading an "Inside the Body" book while we waited for Cassie at ballet.) We can move right on to our second day of history tomorrow guilt free. :)

1 comment:

Pixilated Mum said...

Ohhhhhhh, what a fab day, Jenny. Seriously. Ohhh, man. It reminds me of a West Coast version of my childhood. Ah, the creek, its critters, and playing around the water.

MAN, though. I wish you would've take pictures! Or, you know, have taken your camera at least. LOL