Today I registered my twins for Kindergarten. It was easier than I thought, especially when I saw their excitement. I think I was mostly nervous about how they would respond. I imagined them kicking and screaming that they wouldn’t want to go. Thankfully, no protest and they charmed everyone with their smiles and enthusiasm. After all the paper work was signed and handed over we went home for a snack.
It was such a beautiful day outside that I couldn’t bear the thought of staying inside for the rest of the day. So, we ate our lunch on our deck and played on the swings. My daughters began creating letters with sticks and acorns and pieces of nature they found. We spelled out our names and it was really cool to see them get so excited about it. Great way to practice our spelling!
Both girls have expressed an interest in learning to use my camera lately. I just have a simple point and shoot, nothing fancy. But, it’s enough to pique their interest. So, I pulled out my ancient digital ELF camera for them to use. It still uses the same SD card as my current camera, but if they dropped the old one I wasn’t going to freak out.
Surprisingly, my girls had interest in taking pics of tree bark and grass to compare the textures and colors. They both enjoyed taking their own pictures of the art work they created. They moved the sticks around to make different shapes and designs before snapping another pic. It was fun to watch them just enjoy this process.
So, what does this have to do with registering for Kindergarten? Well, I started to remember all the fun we’ve had in the back yard the last five years. From the first time I put them in their baby swings, to watching them kick a ball and running through play dates, to today; where they are now emulating me and my love of taking pictures.
We have spent a lot of time in this back yard creating art and sharing it with all of you. It has been such a wonderful time for us. So, here is a look back at some of our outdoor art experiences.
- Acorn tops (must be dry, clean and free from cracks)
- Elmer’s Glue
- Gems, or stones