Monday, March 30, 2009

Backyard fun

The weather has been cooperating a bit to give us some quality outdoor time.
We go outside for a bit every day, unless the weather is truly unruly, then we play on the 3
season porch (aka,the schoolroom).For me,there are some days when our back yard feels like a wonderland.
When the cherry blossoms bloom, when the bunnies first come around to nap
on a hot summer's afternoon, or when the balance of shade and sun
is just perfect on a summer morning...Princess only needs one thing for it
to be be out in it.Lessons at the picnic table are her favorite.She will help clean up and weed with great enthusiasm.Riding the range, climbing over a fallen tree...
Invite a couple of her best girlfriends, and she is in heaven! Here, P,B,and J (I didn't even have to reach for that one, it just fell into my lap!)
look through the bird guide to identify birds they have seen in their yards.
Then they played everything from swings to dress up, including..

playing in the sand box the two Moms were discussing replacing with something bigger
and better suited for group play. Could a day down the shore be far off?
This was Friday. It rained a bit over the weekend.Rained out our plans for
Earth Hour, (although we did still get to the library for the Aquarium "visit") salamander watching on Sunday and planting lettuce.
My peas are happy about that I am sure. Today the sun is shining and the tank is clean.
We're going on a FIELD TRIP!!! See you back here tomorrow for a long over due book post!


Cher Mere said...

Hooray for backyards!

We had snow yesterday but I am eagerly awaiting warmer weather.

Tara said...

I'm jealous of your backyard! We haven't done any real landscaping yet so we have many rocks, dirt and then the woods.

The girls all look so happy outside- enjoying the sun.

Our Earth Hour plans changed too... Oh well, roll with the punches I guess :)

Wendy Hawksley said...

Yeah, the weather was awesome this weekend, wasn't it? I didn't expect yesterday to warm up as nicely as it did!

Mid-Atlantic weather is so schizo this time of year (well, I think everybod's is). I mean, we had gorgeous, eh, gorgeous, and today is eh again with the blustery winds. But tomorrow is suppose to be gorgeous again.

So time for more backyard adventures then, yes?

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Oh, yes we are finally getting to the outdoor weather. The girls remind me of mine when they were younger...right now the older one is teaching the younger one how to drive :-) A day at the beach? This is the best time of year for it.
♥, Susan

Mrs. Darling said...

Love this post. Our back yard is wet and soggy and no place for any study! sigh

sarah said...

You are lucky to have an outdoors girl. Mine didn't want to "go outside and play" until she was about eight!

Tara said...

Looks like you have a great backyard! Ours is shrinking again... I have 50 strawberry plants on the way.

zilla said...

Your back yard sounds not only like a wonderland, but also HUGE, with all the activities that you accomplish there. How much room for a bigger sandbox, I wonder. I never had a formal sandbox as a kid, but I LOVED playing in other kids' sandboxes, and I love playing in the sandbox with Noah. I think expanding the area for sand play is a great idea, as long as it doesn't interfere with purple carrots!

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

aren't back porch lessons the best....that's my favorite part of homeschooling during spring!

Nina said...

My girl doesn't want to play outdoors either. Oh but when they do, it is heaven to be inside cleaning up their messes in the quiet.

Our backyard is a cold swampy mess right now. My God, it rains all the time here in Seattle. Is it too soon to wish my dh could find another job? ;)

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