So far the boys have already been digging and identifying various types of bugs, and planting native flowers (and some weeds) to attract various types of butterflies, and bees.
We've also gotten a used composter, (thanks mom!) and the boys have been busy "feeding it". They've personified it in someway, it isn't just a hunk of black plastic. This is a magical being with some sort of smarts to it. It is their FRIEND, who allows them to play in his worms. (and they're very fascinated now that they've learned that compost is WORM POO. In Reuben's words, "THAT IS SO AWESOME!!") I'm glad my kids can get excited over compost.
On a more ME note, I'm busy designing some new rubber stamps, and more illustrations. Here are a couple of quick sillies I made up for some greeting cards. I called the bird a baby sandpiper, forgetting that sandpipers have really long beaks, and stripes!...oh well. I'll need to find a new family for this guy.
Bird in watercolors and pencil
Watercolor and Ink