Yesterday found us wandering the woods and planting seeds in celebration of Earth Day. We turned off the computer and TV for the day and entertained ourselves with nature. The wee ones painted up some flower pots and planted bean seeds and they are eagerly awaiting the little sprouts. The boys also made "best friends" with the worms we found in the compost pile. The baby enjoyed her first hike. We all picked up trash, and the boys and I made a nesting ball for the birds out of burlap and scraps of yarn and raffia. We heard the grouse, some Sandhill Cranes, watched some woodpeckers quarrelling, petted the dogs, watched bugs crawl around, and just generally had a great time together. The 3 year old also spontaneously hugged a tree which I found to be very fitting given the occasion. I hope you and yours had an equally fun day, and if not, there's always today.