Posted by J.L. BOSTICK at 4:37 PM
Monday, September 6, 2010
We were planning on going ahead with school today so that Tom who had the day off could sit in and see what we do during the day. I thought it would be a neat experience for the girls to have daddy sit in and help. BUT it was such beautiful day this Labor day Monday and we just could not see being cooped up inside when we could be out enjoying mother nature. After all the temp was under 90, the sun was shaded by light clouds and the wind was slightly blowing making for the perfect day! So we gathered the girls up and headed off to the park. This wasn't just any old park outing however, we went on a NATURE WALK! We explored trees and their many different leaves, the ground, birds, bugs and all nature had to offer. Of course we played on the swings and slide a bit as well but we had the most fun on our long excursion through the wilderness. Well, as "wilderness" as it can get in a city with 800,000 people..lol Miriam didn't participate much in our "hunt" , she was in such a foul mood. We tried to get her out of the wagon but her only interest was eating her apple and sitting on her bum. She just threw herself on the ground kicking and screaming until I just said "to heck with it" and just put her back in the wagon to huff and puff. Sometimes she can be absolutely IMPOSSIBLE!
But we did have an interesting thing happen, Miriam actually expressed herself at the playground which she never does. Short of asking for food or drink Miriam never says what she wants. However today while I was walking her up the steps to slide I asked her what she wanted to do to which she replied "I wanna play with Georgia". I was so happy to hear her say that and so was Georgia declaring to her little friend "let's play with sister"! And play she did, she tried to climb the rope with daddy, although she was too scared to go up more than a step or two and she climbed half way up the rock wall for me then back down again. These are such amazing turns of events and so unlike Miriam. This means we are groovin people, we are groovin along and head is it's makin way!
Our walk list consisted of things:
Big, small and smaller
eaten by bugs
that are dry
that are soft
that doesn't belong (this was a lesson in not littering)
After our walk we went out for a "healthy" lunch at Mcdonalds. After which we came home to put our findings in our "explore" journal. We had a great day today and learned so much! Today was proof that you don't need to be inside to learn about the world.