It’s been a busy week with many activities.We had gymnastics on Saturday; visited a farm with friends Autumn and Clay Monday afternoon, and then checked out cousin Sean’s play that evening. Tuesday morning Aidan and I continued building and painting a Pinewood Derby car that we started a while back. He enjoyed working the Dremel tool. Later that day we had art class. On Wednesday, Aidan and Mom helped out at Pilcher Park in Joliet, IL with other Earth Scouts pulling garlic mustard and collecting trash. That evening we took a class on ocean life (see “Plankton, Squid, and the Imagination of Children”). Thursday, Aidan acted in Goldie Locks and the Three Bears. (He played Papa Bear.) Friday, we learned about predators and prey in our Fridays in the Forest class with Miss Anna, played with friends, and began to observe caterpillars working their way towards becoming butterflies. Finally, on Saturday Aidan helped us spread five yards of mulch and install two tons of wall stone around our planting beds. (Ok, he mostly just played on the pile of mulch.) Wow, I’m tired now that I’ve listed it all. I’m not used to all this summer fun. Like I said, it’s been a busy week. I thought I would post a few pictures with some of the highlights. (Not all the activities are represented, but you get the idea.)
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