When he finished the chapter, I opened my eyes and turned to look at him at the same time he turned to look at me. As he read the feelings in my eyes, a huge smile spread across his face and then he rolled on top of me and gave me a big hug. That morning, the hubs and I had been talking about our finances since I recently quit my part-time job, and I was worried. But that worry was wiped away and now I was so happy and grateful for this boy of mine and a husband who supported me and didn't doubt that we would be OK. So, I said, "B, I am so grateful to God for you and your daddy. We have so much to be thankful for that I want to thank Him right now. Will you pray with me?" He says, all perky, "Sure, Mama, I'll pray with you. Go on with your pray!" (Hehehe - he calls prayers, "prays", and the way he said it was like, "Go on witcha bad self!") After giving thanks, we finished up with the rest of our lessons and then had lunch. B could not believe we were done; he said lesson time went by fast. I'm glad he felt that way because it was almost 4 hours.
After lunch we went for a nature walk. I got the idea from another HSer in the group I belong to. She shared with us what she did with her children and I loved the idea. After all the walking we did at the beach, it was hard being inside for so many hours, so I thought a nature walk would be fun. I had B take a pad of paper and a pencil in case he wanted to sketch anything he saw and I had the camera on my phone. The theme of the outing quickly became "Mushrooms". They were everywhere and all different kinds! I don't know if the high amounts of water and cloudiness recently has bred them or if they've always been there and I never saw them. But I took pictures of them and B drew them. There was this one group of trees, under which, we could not find any mushrooms, but we found several small spots that had been dug up. I said to B I wonder if someone or something has been digging up the mushrooms to eat. It wasn't a dog, b/c the wholes were small and precise. Finally we found a hole with half of a dug up mushroom left in it. Who is digging them up - a neighbor, a squirrel, a raccoon? We were going to try and find out what the mushrooms were when we got home by comparing our pictures with those on the internet, but the hubs was already home when we got back to the house, so all that went out the window. It was fun-daddy time! When I put B to bed last night he said, "Mama? I had a really fun time on our nature walk. We should do it again sometime."
Here is a picture I took of him sketching a mushroom: