Computer play time was followed by lego play time in the morning.
While I cleaned up in the kitchen they used the magnetic poetry words, letter magnets and various other magnets on the fridge to tell some stories together.
In the afternoon, we went out to our garden to get it ready for winter. I asked the kids to help since I have a sore tailbone and it’s really too much for me to do the repetitive bending that’s needed to pull out the dead plants and cages and markers. I was surprised by how willing they were (after I explained I needed help) and though they did things in their own way instead the way I would have done it, they did what was needed and enjoyed it. I am very grateful they are willing and able helpers and I am glad to give them opportunities to help with important tasks in our lives.
After that was done we pulled up our crop of carrots together. They loved seeing all the different sizes and shapes and we’ll have some yummy carrots and carrot greens to eat.
We cleaned ourselves and the carrots up and then we did some Spanish together, lessons and then games.
Lilah and I went outside to try the helicopter seeds from pinecones in the breeze. She tossed them up in handfuls and watched them fly. It was beautiful fun!
Chris showed the kids a short film he made in college and then they talked about how he made it and what goes into making a movie. There was a lot of excitement about the idea of making our own movies, writing scripts, filming… Sounds like a great project for us!