Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Outside time!

Yesterday was a beautifully sunny day and the girls and I spent a good amount of time outside in the afternoon. The sun was warming the front yard so nicely!
We had fun running around, exploring in the grass, checking out the flowers poking out of the ground, and building a "nest".

The daffodils are growing up so quickly already and some other little flowers that I haven't yet identified (maybe this will be the year!). Hannah loves to check on them every time we are outside to keep an eye on their progress. We've also noticed the buds on the trees are starting to form. On the lilac bushes we can even see the little green leaves starting to poke out a tiny bit. And in our drives around town to run errands we have seen a few trees starting to blossom. Spring is on it's way!

On a recent episode of Sid the Science Kid on PBS they were studying about birds and bird nests. On the show the kids went outside and gathered things they thought would make a good nest, and then they came back and worked together to build a nest.
So, we decided we'd try making a nest too. We found moss and lichen and leaves and sticks to create our nest. Hannah really enjoyed feeling the different textures of things, and putting it all together. Even Ellie helped a little till she decided to tear it apart.

We are all looking forward to more sunny, warm days to spend outside exploring God's wonderful world!

"And Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands." Hebrews 1:10

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