Monday, March 25, 2013

Nature Journaling in the Snow

I don't know about you, but here we are starting to get a little sick of the cold weather!

The calendar says it is spring, but it feels like winter.

Joseph was so cold that he pulled his hood up and his hat down, and I could only see his nose and mouth!

He was having fun breaking through the ice on the puddles.  It was probably a third of an inch thick on this sunny day in late March.
Since it was at least partially sunny, we took our nature journals out for a walk, looking for signs of spring.  First, he found some deer footprints in the snow.

We found some berries -- not a sign of spring.  Leftovers from Fall.

We found a clump of moss with some new green growth on it.

We found a daffodil poking up through the snow.  That is definitely a sign of spring!

But then we were freezing and had to head for home.

I got a few smiles out of my boy on the walk home. 

All in all, a successful nature walk on a snowy spring day.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Face paint makes every day special!

My brave and bold tiger!

This week is my spring break. 

So I have been home all week spending time with the kids.

She said, "Surprise me!"

We didn't have anything special planned.

No vacation, no special occasions.

He was very specific about the stars and the size and the color and the placement.  Whatever. 

But I did have an unused package of face paint hidden away. 

And, of course, lots of inspiration on Pinterest.

A happy teddy bear!

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