It has been SO hot outside lately that we have not enjoyed the outdoors very much this past week. It rained earlier today and cooled it down to a comfortable 85 degrees, so it was a perfect day for exploring :) There are so many exciting things to discover outside, and getting to see the world through the eyes of a child brings me such joy! "Nature study" and letting kids spend a lot of time playing outside is an important part of Charlotte Mason's educational philosophy, which I have read quite a bit about during our homeschooling journey. You can read more HERE if you're interested :) Here's an example of our nature study, which is really just enjoying nature!
As I was sitting on the patio, Dorian was bringing me rocks that he thought were interesting and telling me why he liked them: like, "This one is shiny!" and "This one is white and brown and gray." Then he decided to start smelling the rocks (I have no idea why!) and after sniffing several he said, "This one smells like Daddy!" I had a good laugh about that one :) This was Davin's favorite rock: