Thursday, June 17, 2010

Swamp Week

That's right, last week was Swamp Week.  We sang Old MacDonald as "Old MacT (or Beautiful MacM) lived near a swamp--E-I-E-I-O..."  And then we named lots of creepy things that lived in swamps and the kids LOVED it! 

I also attempted to capture a turtle that was racing across my neighbor's driveway.  Yep, racing.  Not quite like a rabbit, but it was booking it!  Tried to get it in a box, but I must confess I was a little too creeped out to pick it up--I was a definitely intimidated by its speed and claws.

I did manage to pick up a toad, though.  With gloves. 

And I know this is a bit of a stretch (would probably have been a better fit for, say, Beach Week), but we also finally set up a sandbox for M & T.  "Swamp dirt" as we called it. :)  It literally occupies them for an hour at a time!

I have given up on requiring shoes and socks outside.  Decided there were bigger battles to fight and that it does feel good to have sand between your toes. ;)

1 comment:

  1. You're such a good mama. Love the idea of swamp week. How did you come up with it?