These goats (below) were watching the dogshow next door. I thought it was cute.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Today we wanted to stop by the park to take some photos of the girls. After only a couple photos taken, Olivia heard rustling in the bushes...and found a bunny. Along came Tyler and Brian to scoop it up and show it to the girls. Here's a slideshow of the encounter...
Here are the photos of the girls we managed to take...
After the park we had planned to stop by the library to return a few things...guess what books they wanted to borrow this time?? Yup, rabbits! (among other topics...)
Monday, August 10, 2009
They still like to catch grasshoppers and keep them for the day, letting them go in the evening. They have talked about the differences in the types they find, and they have been able to watch them grow from nymphs at the beginning of summer, to the adults with wings they are catching now.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
It's firefly catching time! Today we got a book from the library about fireflies and read it as we waited for the sun to go down. Then we headed outside with our bug nets and bug barns. The girls only caught a couple each before the the mosquitoes started bothering us. We had fun looking at the blinking bunch before setting them free and hanging up our nets until next time.
Here are some sites on fireflies we want to check out tomorrow.
The Boston Museum of Science is asking for volunteers to sign up for Firefly Watch. You can learn more about this citizen scientist opportunity here. They also have a lot of information about fireflies and help in identifying them.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Georgia tried out for the musical, but unfortunately she wasn't cast this time around. She had a lot of fun, though, and definitely wants to try out for more. I am so very proud of her. She is such a confident and resilient girl, so outgoing and willing to try new things. In the picture above, Georgia is singing in front of a bunch of people. (there were 79 kids that tried out) We are all looking forward to going to see the show on Saturday.