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.