We enjoyed a rare lazy Saturday today. Little Bear slept until nearly 10 a.m., then spent the next hour snuggling with me in the recliner and enjoying story after story. This morning’s read-alouds included the following:
We paid a lunchtime visit to Sam’s Club and snacked on free samples before enjoying $1.50 hot dog lunches. We also meandered through the book section, oohed and aahed over all the fun kids’ books, and purchased a copy of My Big Book of Beginner Books About Me along with two inexpensive kindergarten workbooks for next school year.
We came home and built with MagnaTiles. Little Bear found a stray strip of packing tape and used it to make a “kite” (or at least a colorful sheet of paper with a tail). Then, we headed outside so that she could attempt to fly her creation. It might not have sailed high in the sky, but she certainly enjoyed running around the yard with it trailing behind her!
After the tail fell of Little Bear’s kite, the girls played ball, first with each other, then with neighbors.
We observed a squirrel getting a drink out of the swimming pool, a bird sitting on its nest, and the flowers we planted earlier in the week. Both girls dug in the dirt, and Little Bear collected 14 leaves since today was April 14th. The picnic benches doubled as a balance beam, then served as a place to rest.
We headed back inside and assembled the garden tea party puzzle Little Bear got for Easter. She counted the animals, the paper lanterns, and the flowers.
I’d planned to read Little Bear’s new book and perhaps squeeze some written work in after dinner, but she had other ideas. Before the dishes were even in the sink, she crawled up in my lap. “It’s getting dark outside, Mommy,” she said.
“Are you getting tired?” I asked.
“Yes,” she admitted. “I think it’s my bedtime.”
… Lazy days apparently burn a lot of energy!