Monday, April 20, 2009

Today is Earth Day

These are our treasures from our TRASH WALK!

We saw beautiful flowers along the way. Spring must be here!

Dogwoods... beautiful!

Today we read a book about recycling.   We talked about all the things we could use to make other " stuff".   I think I have warped the kids this year.   EVERYTHING they find they want to make something out of it.  I bought 10 boxes of new markers this weekend and we emptied and sorted them into our marker jars.   As we finished with the boxes, the kids threw then into  the " found materials" bin to be made into beautiful art. As a matter of fact, I am pretty sure there are some marker box masterpieces in the cubbies already!  :)  There is a conference the first weekend in May that I am attending and they actually emailed yesterday and asked me to do a 90 minute workshop on " found materials".  I was so excited about  all the possibilities, then I remembered my life. There is absolutely no way to work in putting together a workshop for two weeks away. I wish there was, I would show off some of the "goodies" the kids have made.

We also went on a walk looking for trash.   The funny thing is - for the walk between my house and the park, the kids only found two small things. I am sure some of that is in part due to the Dogwood Festival starting Friday.  The city really tidies up for this!   Should I be sad that there is no trash in our streets ?  But we did see a lot of trees blooming and even some numbers on the ground .    Since we were there, we played at the park for a little bit and made it home by 11:00 .  

I would say it was a fun day!


  1. I thought Earth Day was on Wesnesday the 22nd. I do have a Dayspring calendar, and they tend to move around the holidays!!! =)

  2. Your little ones always look like they are having so much fun!

  3. We picked up trash today too. Of course we had "family day" a couple of weekend so there were streamers all over the field. I love that your kids are so into their "found art." Wonderful. Oh, by the way, I hope you don't mind I nominated you on my blog as one of my bucket fillers. Keep up the great work! :)

  4. You're right Lacey.. I hope today isnt going to be an indication of what my whole week will be. Not bad... just off. ( As I sit in my hotel room a day early... )

  5. LOL, you should really just relax and enjoy it. Go get a massage or facial or something. Enjoy your well deserved day off!