16 Jul 2012 Leave a Comment
But, first, I did NIA class and then we did some school. Bethany lost her Animal Farm book, so we need to get that from the library soon. Hannah was reading and spelling and doing some math. Grace was doing grammar, spelling and something on-line. After lunch we went by the store to try and find a frame for Bethany’s art and found one that will work. Then we invited a friend to go with us to the river.
We brought Maisy with us today. We had to bring Maisy because the swimming hole is by the dog off leash area, you can’t swim there, but you can let your dog swim (and you can go swim after her when she flails around.)
Maisy learned how to swim this year. I know you’ve heard that all dogs can swim, but that’s not true – Maisy sank like a rock last year. But this year she figured out how to swim, finally.
The river is very shallow over here, except for that one spot that gets deep due to the river channeling into it at just the right place. The thistles are almost spent.
Watching the kids from the trail.
Ladybugs are few and far between right now.
We swam for about an hour, but I was watching the clouds. Finally, I gave the kids 10 minutes to swim and then we headed over to where the creek lets into the river. The girls wanted to show their friend the crawfish spot. I was looking for that one purple thistle so I could take a picture from underneath looking up to the sky, wouldn’t you know it..they mowed. Who mows open space next to a river? I guess Douglas county does. Well, no shots of the thistle, but I did get some of this firewheel.
We got back to the car just as the first drops of rain began to fall. The kids doubted my ability to figure out when that rain was coming, but I had it pegged to the minute – doubters. It was hot when we started out for the swim, but the rain cooled it down rather quickly.
Tonight we’re going to see some ladies talk about women of the West as they tell us tales of these women in character. We hope to meet Molly Brown and Annie Oakley and anyone else they have there.