Monday, March 16, 2009
spring is coming.
Even though we all have been down with a wicked cold, with weather in the 50's and 60's over the past few days we had to get out for a walk or two!
We needed to keep the boys moving slowly, since they are still coughing a lot (asthma-boy in particular) when they run...so, we made up a game so that we would all walk more slowly. We always have fun making up games together - the boys love it - and they also love determining the points system and keeping exact tallies. ;) The game was to identify as many plant or animal species as we could, and point out buds. That is an easy game for us in the warm months when everything is easily identifiable with colorful flowers or leaves, but in the dull brown of March, it is more of a challenge!
It is a nice game to play, as most walks may seem to only reveal the bare branches or dead flowers of last summer - by slowing down and looking closer we saw how much is indeed alive, growing in the sun, getting ready to bloom. We saw many buds and many birds. Yes, spring is almost here!