Friday we spent "Learn Nothing Day" with some of our fellow homeschooling friends. First we all met at the Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent park for a butterfly class. He-Man was pretty intrigued. After the class, most of us headed back to my house for lunch and a playdate. I so enjoyed visiting with these friends and I know my boy loved having some of his five year old pals over!
Saturday morning we had a wonderful natural learning experience in our own back yard. I glanced out the window and saw what I thought was a wild turkey (the Captain later corrected me... apparently they were wild Canadian geese). Then I saw another one. I called the kids in to see them after I snapped a couple of pics. While I was putting away the camera, the kids realized that there was a baby. We quickly put on our shoes and headed outside to get a closer look. There wasn't just one baby. There was a whole family. We watched them escape the dangerous humans (us) through a hole in our fence. Then we watched them line up and march away through the neighbor's yard. While we were outside, we took a moment to check in our our grapevines, which are getting purple, and our pear trees, whose limbs are heavy with bounty. Locals, you better be prepared to come help take some of these pears and apples off our hands this fall. It's CRAZY how much fruit we have around here!