Megan says that Mommy camp was a lot of fun. One day we picked daisies and Queen Anne’s Lace for a science experiment.Â We put the flowers in water and watched them change color.Â She hopes we can do more experiments even though the big kids are home again.
This week was Mommy Camp. The younger children and I plan a week full of fun when the older children go to camp. We do things that they like to do the best; like painting, doing chalk art, learning new recipes, and playing at the park.
We did not do everything we planned this week. But the kids and I had a lot of fun.
Last night, we went to the park for a picnic and to play for awhile. We attempted to fly a kite, but we were doing something wrong. Adrian talked about how Charlie Brown rarely keeps a kite flying. I guess he knew how Charlie Brown felt. We played by the water and watched bees around wild flowers.
It was a great week of camp!
It was time to release her last emerged butterfly and we decided to wait till evening so we could get a good picture of the release.Â Somehow, the butterfly tore his wing as we waited but we were not concerned until, after Audrey released him, heÂ fluttered to the ground and stayed there.
Audrey picked him up and tried again, disappointed that her butterfly was hurt.Â He fluttered to the ground again.Â Thinking he might never be able to fly properly, we decided to try one more time.Â This time, as Audrey released him,Â the tip of his wing fell off and he quickly flew away.
This weekend we enjoyed having Josh and Angie stop by.Â Allan and I double dated with them on Friday night and the kids got to babysit their dog, Enya.Â On Saturday, we enjoyed breakfast and just relaxing together and talking.Â The kids dog sat Enya again while Josh and Angie attended a wedding.
All of the children enjoyed Enya, but I think that Enya thought Megan was the most fun.
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
Sang by Bilbo as he leaves home in Fellowship of the Ring, Book I, Chapter 1 by J.R.R. Tolkien.