Thursday, April 27, 2006
worms and dirt
We spent a little time outdoors this morning, in spite of the less than springtime temperatures out there. It's supposed to be a high in the upper 50's today, which is not terrible if the sun is out. Right now it is out intermittently, but only for short periods and the wind is blowing. In any case, Dillon was fascinated with some bugs this morning. Given the cool temp, they weren't moving very fast, so I showed her how to gently poke them with a stick to get them to move. Then she decided she wanted to find some worms, so we got a small spade and a bucket out to dig for worms. We found 3 before she got bored with it and wanted to move on to simply collecting things. She's funny- most of the time she hates having her hands dirty- finger painting gets a serious "I think not!" look- yet put her outside in the dirt and she wants to dig with her hands and pick up worms. Of course, she also smears it all over her face. We had a good time- I love watching her being so interested in the outdoors.