Andrea asked if I could come to work with them again today.Â She said that Megan had learned how to climb into the loft and Adrian wanted to show me the hay castle.
They finished their chores and then they enjoyed having a barn to play in.Â While I watched and listened to their play, I practicing taking pictures of the barn cats.
This is my favorite of them all.Â Paul had noticed the camera strap dangling and was deciding if he wanted to attack it.Â He decided a bath sounded better.
While visiting the kids at work today, I watched as Mark stopped under the heat lamp.Â He leaned on his shovel and daydreamed for a little bit before finishing cleaning the alpacas’ stall.
I went to work with Mark and Andrea early this morning. I wanted some practice shooting in strange lights.
It was fun watching them work.Â They really love their adopted pets. Andrea told me to watch while she fed her silly goats.Â We went outside and as I waited for her to get to the feeding trough I noticed one of the dogs watching us. She posed perfectly before disappearing to find Mark.
For science today we learned about spiders.Â We enjoyed reviewing a few things and then watching a video about how strong spider webs can be.Â After, the children were told to create a spider using any snack food they wanted.Â They found cookies, pretzels, sprinkles and mini marshmallows to use.
After choosing their snacks, everyone “went to their own corner” so no one could see what they were doing.Â Each of my children had a totally different interpretation of the assignment.
Adrian designed a spider.Â But a bird came and attacked the spider, causing him to lose his eight eyes and two legs.
Audrey’s spider had another mishap.Â She came to show me her spider while sobbing and crying, “someone smashed my spider!”
Andrea created a wounded Shelob from the Two Towers (Lord of the Rings) with Frodo’s and Sam’s swords nearby covered with green blood. Frodo is wrapped in a spiderweb and Sam is wearing colorful white clothes (designed by Megan).
I am not sure what would have happened if any of the kids had attempted to turn these in at school.Â But I am so thankful that they can be silly and practice their creativity at home.Â Best of all,Â I love being the one watching their imagination workingÂ and being the one who gets to laugh first at their goofiness.