The crocus are up!Â Spring is here!Â The girls were so excited finding the first flowers in our yard. They both loved tucking flowers behind their ears and bringing me my first bouquet of the year.Â They love the flowers as much as I do!
The neighbor offered to let them pick his daffodils when they come up…wonder how many flowers they would leave him if they were allowed to pick to their hearts content?
Yesterday, Adrian and I got to explore Oxbow Park while the older kids had Science Slueths.Â We spent our time looking for signs of spring.Â Adrian got to lead me around and we found many things–including our first turtle of the year! While I would still love to make another snowman this year, I am excited for spring!
“You can eat them. You can plant them. You put them in the dirt snow and they turn into seeds. They grow into a chocolate chip tree. The tree is blue and the chocolate chips are black!”
I found the following poem while looking for new ones for the kids to memorize. I thought it fit very well!
Little Brother’s Secret
By Alfred A. Knopf (1924)
When my birthday was coming
Little Brother had a secret:
He kept it for days and days
And just hummed a little tune when I asked him.
But one night it rained
And I woke up and heard him crying:
Then he told me.
“I planted two lumps of sugar in your garden
Because you love it so frightfully.
I thought there would be a whole sugar tree for
And now it will all be melted
O the darling!
Learning to read and do math is important.Â Learning by doing and experimenting is so important too.
God designed boys to work.Â Learning to work hard while enjoying their work and improving on their best is a lesson too few of today’s boys ever learn.
As a friend said, “You can read about how to maple syrup, or you can make your own.” If you want to see how we made our own, please check out Mark’s blog. Learning to make maple syrup is a lot of work, but the end result is delicious!