The girls have been busy with library, summer rec, and art classes which makes all of us happier. We just do better when we have some place to go each day!
As part of the library's summer reading program, Rachel has a list of things to do each week. Most of the suggestions are to spend time reading or being read to, but there are other activities, too. Last week on item was to talk a walk and keep a list of the birds, plants, and bugs that you see. So we packed a notebook and pencil and some mini guide books and walked to a nearby yard that is almost entirely wild flowers. Rachel was delighted with the idea of identification guides - you can look at a plant in front of you and find a picture of it in the book!
Rachel took swimming lessons, which she loved.
The girls have also been taking tennis lessons. They get up every morning and walk themselves to the tennis courts near our house. Katherine loves tennis.