|Our Children's librarians all dressed for rainbow night|
|Making fruit loop necklaces|
While the boys did sleep in a little we had time to run to the grocery store this morning. On the way we listened to the Magic Treehouse story Leprechauns in Late Winter. The boys helped out in the store as usual with Ian pushing a second carriage and helping me select things from the shelf. He's learned to check the dates on things we buy like milk and orange juice to make sure they won't go bad. Alec, once again crossed items off my list and even tried to teach Evan some reading by asking him to find words on the list.
Once home the boys made themselves breakfast while I put away the groceries. Ian and Alec worked on Alec's color by number page and then all the boys made up a game to play for a bit and then tried to play hide and seek. By that time we needed to leave and I had the boys help me load up the car with a bunch of equipment for our homeschool gym day. We brought a Frisbee, a hula hoop, some balls, a bat, a soccer ball and other assorted toys to play with. On the drive we listened to more of our book on CD and stopped by the library to pick up Alec's pudding painting; to our surprise it did actually dry! I felt real bad that Evan's painting was missing, luckily he didn't seem to be upset.
We played at the gym for an hour running, batting, pitching, spinning in circles until we were dizzy and all the kids took turns spinning in a soft "drum/barrel." They had a great time and worked off some of their energy. I think they were bummed that only one other family showed up but they all played fairly nice together.
We finished our Treehouse book on the way home and had some lunch while watching Liberty's Kids We the People. The kids told me they thought it was a boring movie and they were glad it was short but when I asked them if they'd rather learn history some other way they all agreed the movies were their favorite way. Unfortunately, they just seem to hate learning about history. The only time I think they actually enjoy it is when they don't even know they're learning it; like when we read some of the Magic Treehouse books and they visit places and times in history.
After lunch the boys played outside and Alec toted his camera all around taking pictures of everyone and everything. He even tried to take self- portraits while looking in a mirror. It was rather fitting that the room we were using at the library last night for rainbow stories was filled with all sorts of photographer's works on display. We took a few moments to walk around and inspect their animal pictures, portraits and flowers. I think it's given him some ideas.