Today we worked out in the yard. Joshua smoothed out parts of our unruly lawn and I planted spinach. It was so fun to see the kids discovering new and exciting things like bugs and rocks. Lily loved seeing little bugs crawling around and when I showed her a baby bug (it was a gross grub of some sort) she wanted to take care of it and make sure that it got nice and cozy in the dirt. She listen wide-eyed as her daddy explained how worms live in the dirt and make little tunnels under our yard. And when Joshua found this frog (or toad or whatever it is) and showed it to Lily she was a little afraid at first, but then she agreed with us that it was really very pretty. (Aren't its eyes amazing?) Lily didn't want to even say hi to the frog, but I told her that we need to be polite- even to frogs. She quickly greeted the frog and then became more friendly toward it.
Malachi, on the other hand, was being a boy- he collected handfuls of rocks and dirt, trampled my newly dug garden and tried to eat a worm.
All in all, a very successful morning.