|Sweetwater Creek State Park|
|Kings of the hill|
This is a different frog, also released. Altogether, he caught 5, and touched one lizard.
|This lizard was spotted by me, and was left untouched.|
|2yo investigating a flower|
|this is the trail|
In the afternoon, we headed home for an hour break between the hike and taekwondo. There I saw that a friend posted about this great site, www.daat.ac.il. I checked it out and found all sorts of useful things: meforshim with nekudot, maps of Israel and songs. I played one song about the articles in the Mishkan, and another about mesorah. Now that one 8 yo asked me about, and I explained again. When we got to zugot ( pairs), he asked me who they are, and then he pulled out Pirkei Avot to look them up. I just sat there, wondering how much more confident I could be about judaic unschooling if my kids were fluent in Hebrew.
The boys got their new taekwondo uniforms and were taught how to tie their belts. They both told me that they liked their class. I am glad that we have a month to wait and see.
When we got home, I gave each a hanger for their uniform and sent them to shower. The plan was to head out to our local shul for siyum hashas celebration. 8 yo decided to put on Shabbos clothes, and 6 yo followed. My husband came home and 8 yo excitedly told him about his new uniform. Then he added that we might need to ask a rabbi whether it needs tzitzit, since it is a four-cornered garment, with each corner splitting separately from another. My husband took a look and saw that the corners were cut off, so it does not need tzitzit, but I was just glowing with nachas: he is thinking in a halachik way and applying it to the surrounding world!
Now the boys are at the siyum, 2yo is snoozing, and I have a uniquely quiet house while it is still light outside...