Friday, January 22, 2010

Just love homeschooling

Here's what we did today. Can you think of a better way to spend a chilly Friday? (The only real bummer: Nell was home sick with strep throat and couldn't join us.)

Today is Simon's 7th birthday. Here he is with his "best friend" sliding on the ice. R was very excited for Simon to see her kitty hat. Simon was, of course, oblivious.

You see why Simon likes her so much!

Simon's best friend's big sister. (If I could figure out how to rotate these pictures to upright, I would certainly do it!)

Starting a little fire from a flint.

And later..........a bigger fire. Same flint.

Simon and Ben on the ice at the Cedar Swamp. We found a bunch of owl pellets under some of the cedar trees. Inside the pellets: skeletons! The most interesting skeleton was a red-toothed shrew.

Onward, Bennie, onward!

And then we drove home and ate birthday cake. Nell got out of bed for the first time in two days to join us. A lovely, lovely day.

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