No particular reason, other than it's been full of magic - fun and friends wonder and observing and easy breezy.
This morning, before we were even out of bed, Trev asked where babies come from. It's not the first time he's asked, so I said "What do you mean?" and he repeated himself... so I told him. Again. He knows the technicalities of it, but he doesn't know how the sperm gets from the male to the female, if you see what I mean. Other than "the male and female 'mate'."
So I got out of our warm pallette (Maddie had kicked me off the couch) and went to fetch our three Human Body books. He's also been asking what the female system looks like (as he knows it's on the inside) so I showed him that, too.
Eric picked us up some extra baking soda and a gallon of vinegar last night at the store, so we were anxious to go outside for volcanoes, but they didn't turn out, particularly.
We didn't have a lot of time, as we were due at Art and Craft Circle at 11am, and needed to get going for that. We went into our backyard to gather up leaves, plants, and flowers to use for today's project.
Today's meeting (it's a monthly meeting) was hosted by our friend Steph, and she had brought boards and muslin to the park for us to do some leaf pressing - you pound the plant's imprint into the cloth.
A very cool project!Maddie and Trev were done early on, as usual, but I loved this craft! I think it would be beautiful with a bit of embroidery.
It was so nice to hang out with a few of The Mama's and babes- not everyone was there, but there were five of us, and that was lovely, indeed!Isn't this one scrumptious (Kyan)? One of these days I'm not going to be able to help myself, and I'm just gonna have to take him home with me!
We didn't take lunch, as we had run out of time, so we decided to stop at the craft store to get some Plaster of Paris and lunch on the way home. We were inspired by a few cookie cutters - a dinosaur, two butterflies, a flower, and a dog - while we were there, so at the grocery we picked up a few decorating tools.
After not getting any bright ideas at the grocery regarding lunch, we brought our popsicles home and then went to eat.
While at lunch, Trev put to me lots of interesting questions, some of which I've mentioned in the five w's.
After he asked if the earth would explode someday, we talked about things that would possibly cause an explosion - an astroid (Trev), of course, which caused us to wonder if all rocks come into the atomosphere at the same speed -?- and we wondered if the earth's center could be pressurized enough to actually cause it to explode (Me), and then Trev got an idea about giant robot bugs and cracks, and the earth "is all wierd, and these giant bugs take over and cause all these cracks, and earth just explodes!"
Volcanoes when we arrived home!Not only is this such great fun, but it was just cool to see the children make sense of things. When you do volcanoes with wet sand, it leaves marks just like lava rocks.Trev also observed that the river of lava caused one of his dinosuars to be buried.
Just like in real life, folks.
We had planned to do experiments with how to best shoot our volcanoes, but after taking out a glass bottle and burying it (with a smaller neck) we found that it suited our needs perfectly. We placed the baking soda in first, and the children then poured the vinegar. Most impressive!
Now Mama's here, the babes are playing, and we're waiting for the butter for our sugar cookies to soften.....
I'm sure it's ready by now.....