Feb. 8, 2018
Austen was absent today.
We stayed at our regular Lake Lagunitas spot near the waterfalls and never went anywhere else as we had much to offer and discover in the day.
They did their usual, explore the waters, expand out and then come into circle. Devin discovered how much he LOVES the Aussie bars and applesauce and wants it all the time and it is confirmed to us that the children really do love this snack. We have had it for the last two weeks, in order to finish the container, with NO complaints! 🙂
Today we were introducing washing wool with washboards in the creek and we did have out all the hammers and such. The children went to washing the wool yet the other things, they were not interested in as they were immersed, the entire day, with exploring the creek and the forest area that they love to go to on the other side of the creek.
Ruby had created a construction to hang the wool up as well as making it able to be moved wherever the sun would go. We wound up going up to our sunny spot and putting it there.
Before that, however, they were down in the creek near us washing on those washboards and then crossing the creek to get to the magick fairy house/Redwood grove. From there they found GREAT black soot from the Redwood trees and began painting bodies with it. Ruby was the painter it appeared. When I came over though Avaline thought it fun just to rub it all over my face. 🙂
There was a lot of figuring out how to get across the creek by way of fallen down logs, going over rocks and how to stay dry, for some of them. Finally, it was time to eat. When we were going to do that, that is when they all worked together to bring Ruby’s construction over to the sunny spot. I am told that Puma was REALLY into making this happen and making sure that it all got set up well. They then all hung up the wool and kept feeling it throughout the day to see if the wool was dry. Alas, it takes longer than lunchtime to dry so, at the end of the day, it got hung up on the bus to dry over the weekend.
During lunch, we sat in the sun and observed so many different butterflies around us and a very camouflaged lizard climbing up the tree. Vita loved laying down and looking up at the clouds. I joined her thinking, this was Grand!! After lunch they explored, played, found more newts yet did not find any egg sacks where we were.
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