Yesterday while Danielle and I were out walking ( 4.25 MILES almost KILLED me…. I have gotten lazy again ) we saw a precious duck family. Danielle said ” what a perfect ending to your farm unit ! ” So after getting in this morning we decided to go on a baby duck hunt.
We found a man putting in HUGE lights at the new basketball park. The kids all waved and he waved back.
We found a HUGE sandbox. The kids LOVED it.
Scarlett loved the sand.
I love this picture !
Andrea will grow up one day and fall in love and this picture will be precious to her !
Yes, they had sand EVERYWHERE . ” COVER ME UP! ” We heard that a lot.
Dumping the sand
And we all had to get the sand out of our shoes and BOY was there a LOT of sand.
After leaving the sandbox we saw the new skate park. We didnt have skate boards but to us it was like a land of slides. LOTS of large muscle work here and risk taking and helping our friends.
Of course we couldn’t walk by our favorite playground without stopping for just a few minutes.
Peek a Boo…
And then…we found the baby ducks. If you could have heard the ahhs and the oooo’s . The kids loved it. It was a valuable and rich language experience. We watched the momma duck try to get the baby ducks to jump on top of the rocks. Once she went away without 3 of them and it was so funny to watch their tiny legs swim fast to catch up. We watched them go under the bridge and on top of a small log. There were 8 ducks. We counted them. One of the ducks was yellow and the rest were brown. ( Yesterday 5 of them were yellow .) We talked about why the momma ducks had her ducklings away from the other ducks. We watched them for over 15 minutes. I can read them books all day and show them pictures but this is real life.
SO sad she missed it 🙁