*Iris loves to walk around wearing a swim cap. It makes me laugh every time.
Oh yeah! Girl's got style!
*We've been observing birds for homeschool. We loved this book about backyard bird watching. (We checked ours out from the library.)
*Have you seen the BBC Series: Planet Earth? We've been watching (renting) the series and watching it as a family. The videography is incredible and the series is fascinating. But be warned: there are some pretty intense scenes which show nature at its cruelest. When Jude saw a wolf eat a baby caribou, he was incredulous. I thought you said this was appropriate for kids?! We did fast forward through a few scenes.
Tarikua likes to keep a colored pencil behind her ear, which I think is just about the cutest thing ever.
This book on drawing is so cute.
* We're raising four black swallowtail caterpillars. About five year ago, a friend told me that if you plant parsley, you're nearly guaranteed black swallowtail caterpillars. So far that's been true for us every year. Indigo watched the mother butterfly lay an egg on the leaf and then checked daily for a caterpillar. She brought in these four when they were so tiny they were hard to see. It's unbelievable how roly-poly they get, and how much they eat! (Thus this book.)
The caterpillars all formed their chrysalises, so hopefully we'll have four butterflies very soon!