May 31, 2018
Waning Crescent Moon
What a beautiful day we had re-visiting some of our favorite places. We had our circle in our sunny spot with the Magic Pot. Of course, when we got there they went to the pot, the swinging posts and their “recycling” center. Puma was particularly delighted as he, without the aid of any logs, was, for the first time, able to get himself up on the bar and swing on it. Avaline tried yet, being quite a bit shorter than Puma, still needed the aid of a log and she and Austen were struggling with her need for some of the logs he and Devin had pilled up for their Recycling center. It all got sorted out and each was able to carry on with their lovely explorations and games. Vita, well, Vita was just happy playing and, checking out the Fairy home.
At story we asked what story was one of their favorites and, they gave two. One was told today and the other will be told next Tuesday. For today, they wanted to hear again the story of Gluscabi and the Wind Eagle. We had a great deal of fun with the story and the Wind did indeed help us out a bit with it. 🙂
After circle the question was, “Where to go and revisit some of our favorite spots?” Vita suggested we go down to the Bon Tempe lake that we could look at from where we were. Off we went down there. The first place to check out was the place that was a POOL during the winter rainy times. They had SOO much fun with their memories of “swimming” in it in their rain clothes. Ruby and I certainly remember that day as well!!! The water was very low on this day yet ther was still water enough so that we could not cross it like we did at the beginning of the year. We went down to the other side and played there like they used to by gathering lots of “seaweed” and making “fires” for it. Then, it was time to move on.
This time they wanted to go visit the “Lake Lagunitas Junk Yard” that they love!! There we saw many changes, checked out the old snag where the Wood Peckers love to go, climbed in and around the large plastic tubes and climbed some trees. Ruby made a little see-saw and Vita and Avaline had a fine time with that! Tthen, time to go too…….? The beach. And off we went.
Down the trail reminiscing all the way until we got there and then, off they went to play in and with the water. I took a little movie of them sliding in and out of the mud and water with incredible delight!!! I am however, having trouble getting it to you. I will continue to figure out a way.
There was a lot of fun being with one another, playing together, relaxing and enjoying our time at this spot. We had fun watching the birds and the ducks as well as see, across the lake, our other favorite spot to go to.
One of the delightful part of the day for me was walking back. Each one was so happy and content in their little world. Puma was in the front just singing and walking, then Austen doing the same. Devin was navigating a few things yet was similar and Vita and Avaline chose to walk with their shoes off. About half way back they decided to put their shoes on, stopped and put them back on. Then Vita RANNNNN very fast and caught up with the rest of us.
Back at the bus there was a grand changing party, accept for Puma who chose not to get wet during the day, at all. We brought out the chalk because one day this year they remembered loving drawing on the concrete during a past changing party. As each one finished getting changed they then went to draw on the ground together, play Tic Tac To and then, into the bus and away back to the park we went.