Lotsa birthdays going on around here lately.
Maddie wanted to play geo-dice this morning. So's we did.
There is a big stack of games on the patio table, still, and she wanted to play Boggle.
I wasn't thinking, at first, and told her that it was a reading game, and that we could play something else, and then realized that we could make it work.
So we tossed the dice, and I told her to pick out the letters she could identify, and to write those down, and that I would write down the connected letters that I saw could make words.
Xtractaurs are for Trev this morning.
Maddie brought me her wipe-off letters chart, and told me she wanted to write the letters in "land before time videos on youtube".
We did that, and then she took it to Trev, and then she came back with paper, and said that she wanted to write the letters on the paper, so that she could do a search on youtube for Land Before Time videos.
Funny that she had the patience for all of that - this little girl of mine who flits so quickly from one project to another.
She did it.
ZooTycoon videos on youtube. Trev is researching ZT One - we're expecting it any day at our library. (We own several, but we don't have the oldest ones.)
Time to go.
We were due at The Cousins for a birthday this evening.
Let's leave early, shall we??
Our first wildlife of the day, after the water birds,
was, amazingly, a wild coyote.
Next, to our delight, was a Peregrine Falcon soaring directly over us.
We surely did find lizards in our regular lizard spot.
And we made googoo eyes at the giants.
(Living in the American West does have some advantages.)
I stopped to marvel at what I always consider to be our very own savanah..
And we enthusiastically embraced the wild, wild wind
and then the near-absolute silence.
That's me. Throwing my mind, heart, and arms wiiiide open.
And something else, too....
It really is.