I've been considering for a few days that it may be time to build another biome - terrarium style.
So early this morning, before Daddy went to work, we (the children and I) headed out to a park we love that has several acres of wetlands and is a lovely natural habitat for our area.
Mama was thinking "caterpillars".
I was hoping to find some on some young milkweed plants, we discovered milkweed here with our friends last year.
I wanted to bring some home for a study.
It wasn't to be.But we did spy lots of butterflies, and had a lovely morning exploring our world.
Back at home...
there was trampoline play with Daddy
and Maddie picked flowers for her Mama.Always a favorite.
Even when she's encouraged by a beaming smile and swipes more from her Mama's garden.
Morph play.Dinosaur pc games.
and Experimenting with Sound.
Sound waves are cool.
And we made glass out of sugar.
We also tested out the idea that if you look through a heavy piece of paper with a pinhole in it, things appear larger. This theory conforms to the suggestion that the pinhole cuts down the amount of light that enters your eye, therefore the concentrated light waves make things (ants and such) look clearer and bigger than they really are.
When we have clear skies again, we'll definitely try this theory out using long tubes while viewing stars!
Lots of computer play for Maddie with Sid the Science Kid.
Of course. :)
Johnny Appleseed ("Outstanding!" said Trev.)while making (painting) Pick-Up Sticks
and cooking dinner.
Now one is in the bathtub,
and the other and his Mama are about to lie about and read the second Dinosaur Cove book.
And then we'll get some Peanut Butter Cookies in the oven.
Mmmmm. A delicious ending.
We'll see you tomorrow.