My husband gave the boys a saw and let them cut the lower branches off our front yard's evergreen; then Daren and I sat on the lawn and watched them go nuts. The boys dragged the pine branches one by one to the backyard and constructed this shelter for themselves. We call it the nomad fort, inspired by a chapter on "The Earliest People, The First Nomads." Abishai dragged the logs from behind the shed and has also been busy collecting acorns and berries with his "game bag". I trimmed the bushes at the front of our house and Micaiah gathered up the trimmings and placed them on the floor of the shelter. It's fun to see them play "living history"!
Abishai's game bag for collecting "food".
On a different day their cousin Max came to play. Sitting down for a watermelon snack.
Early morning nature science walk. We explored the trails by the Seine River close to our house. The boys were excited to find some bike jumps to fly over. In the afternoon they came back with their bikes to try them. I wish I was there to take pictures.
We found some deer tracks.
Washing the car by hand for the first time. Abishai and Micaiah washed the outside and vacuumed the inside. They did a pretty good job. Here they are cleaning the door jams. Teaching them to pay attention to detail like their Grandfather taught me.
"Asher-baby" in the rays of the afternoon sun, paging through an assortment of books. Quiet moments.