the day started out with expressed independence....
by way of Toast.
and there was drumming...
on various things and checking for different surfaces and tones.
and moon sand!
and raspberry pickin'
...and bones bones bones.
Maddie is fascinated with her bones right now, so we came up with the idea of tracing her outline -something she's big on- and filling it in as best we could with bones.
During this process, Trev woke up and said "Cool. I saw something like that on Curious George."
"Really?" I've gotta watch that show once in a while.
'Course, we had to check out several of our books, too.
Maddie decided she wanted to put in the stomach...
which meant more books
and play with our body.
Grandma came for a visit
...and got charmed into reading stories and learning about the day's favorite computer games and playing imagination games (of the little gril pink sort).
Rubbings (bones, of course)
play with multiplication
cleaning cleaning cleaning! (oof).
Trev got a Lewis and Clark Exploration card game for his birthday.We've been thinking about it for a few days, wanting to play... today we finally did so.
It was fun!
We got to learn a bit about several creatures we aren't familiar with, and learned that Clark's Nutcracker is actually named for Captain William Clark. Cool.
Trev tinkered with the body a bit, and we talked about cartilage. Trev told us that octopi are made of cartilage and not bones, and that they can squeeze through many small spaces. Didn't know. (I just figured they were made of muscle, or something, not necessarily cartilage.)
More skeleton rubbings
and body assembly
no bake cookies
and running a couple of errands.
Which looked something like waiting-in-line-f0r-twenty-minutes-at-the-first-place-and-then-locking-the-keys-in-the-car-at-the-grocers-and-walking-home (in the very hot)-to-get-daddy's-keys-and-then-getting-back-to-the-store-and-trev-coughing-s0-hard-that-he-vomited-hotdogs-at-the-store-entrance. hmmph.
Good thing that was at the end of our day.
All is well, now... and it really was a fine day.
'Til tomorrow, then.