Tender Tracks Wed. Day 27

April 17, 2019
Waxing Gibbous Moon
Lake Lagunitas

Unfortunately this journal got lost in the ethers so, I will do my best to remember as much as I can from last weeks adventures!  Many little ones and adventures can get jumbled together for me so, here I go…

Beau was absent.

This was our first day back from Holiday and all were present, alive and ready to go.  The weather was welcoming, and easy. Some were dressed in our usual ensemble of rain clothes of varying degrees and rain boots. But, alas, there was NO need!!!  This day got very warm.  Could it be that Spring and fairly consistent warm weather is here, TO STAY!!????

We had our circle and read a lovely story that we read every time this year called Rabbits Wedding. It is a most beautiful story with perfect illustrations that represent the innocence and beauty of this age of children.

Ruby and I wanted to really take advantage of this warm and wonderful day as well as the fact that the children are getting much older and stronger so, we packed up and made our way to a place they have gone a few times.  It is a bit of a walk but in truth, for you, a grown up, it is only about an 8 minute walk.

For us though, about 20 to 30 minutes depending on who might have fallen or what marvels and wonders we discover along the way. And, that is indeed what happened.  Spring is ALIVE now and there just are so many bugs, plants, and birds to see, hear and discover. The Turtles were out upon the logs, and we had to spend time with them.  The Fairy Pond was full and the big steps were there to be climbed up with their much stronger legs than they had at the beginning of the year.

When we got to our spot, the place where the BIG fallen down tree makes itself available to climb up and down, they all gave it a go. Some are able to climb up it and some still have some learning to do as to how to get up on their own and navigate up this big thing without falling.  Taking turns climbing was a great adventure for them as well.

The cattails loved being played with and Nelly, Ellery and Sienna had fun down by the waters edge figuring out how to wash their hot faces.  The edge of the water had a little slope and that took some figuring out how to get their short arms in the water without falling in!

All the children had a grand time yet, as happens and almost always far too soon, we needed to pack up and go back to the bus.

Some of them got a bit draggy as their clothes were, no matter how much we took off, too warm. We did make it back to the car though.  There we had such fine thank you’s and Ruby’s expertise with telling such a beautiful story of the day with the Kalimba all the way home.

And, at the beginning of the day Gideon and Nathan were having such a GRAND time rhyming with each other. It was so wonderful that they had us all in great belly laughs of fun from the listening.

Addie just had so much to say throughout the day and Rohin was his usual happy self. You heard a bit about the others above.

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