We have watched the final episode of ROOTS and of course at the end of each episode, they are typically followed by lively discussions before settling down to sleep. I will be ordering a movie just more for fun from Netflix called Whale Rider to break it up before we start the next series of ROOTS the Next Generation.
We caught some little grasshoppers and observed our baby fence lizard hunting them down and eating them. It was pretty amazing how aggressive such a tiny lizard can be when they are hungry! Hubby asked if lizards shed their skin and our daughter was right there to confidently tell them that yes they do as they are a lot like snakes!
We have also watched Man, Woman, Wild which this particular episode was trying to survive a remote area of Alaska during the spring thaw. This episode was pretty interesting and in the end they had to call it quits. They concluded if they did not have a camera crew and a phone out for help option, they would have died had it been a real life survival situation. It was not a good situation at all and we like how realistic this show can be compared to some others where it seems they always find what they need.
While our son does not like to go for walks, the rest of us have been enjoying the cooler weather and have been going on daily walks. I like the walks where we live as they are quiet and full of wildlife. We see hawks coming out of trees near us, deer and even lizards racing across the road at times. There are always beautiful butterflies and caterpillars crawling on the road too. Of course there are all the pretty wildflowers as well.
Our daughter has taken up a huge interest in my digital camera doing Webkinz videos where she makes up a whole story line for them. We then upload them to Youtube.com although I really have to make her own account for them! While I love her newly found passion and she spends hours practicing her skits, it is a little frustrating how much time it takes to upload everything. It also drains my camera batteries at amazing speeds where it will be hard for me to keep up with the expense of batteries.
Our son came up to me and asked if I needed help while I was doing a quick clean up of the house. So I set him up to the task of picking up all the video games and movies that seem to get sprawled all over the floor near the television on a daily basis. While I do not force chores, they do come to me freely and ask if I need help, sometimes I say not really, other times I joyously accept and give them something to do. It is nice that they offer to help to ease my load and I highly appreciate their efforts and acts of kindness in this area.