I love reading the book Gooney Bird Greene to the kids. We always giggle at Gooney Bird very confidently saying things like she “went to China on a flying carpet.” Then we have a fun time trying to guess how her tale will unfold since she always tells the truth.
Sometimes we get a chance to make our own sort of Gooney Bird Greene story. Such was the case on the first windy weekend in March. We decided to eat at Bag End (technically the Hobbit Hole Cafe) then top that off by flying a space shuttle and a pirate ship.
OK, so our kites didn’t get too high off the ground. The trees were blocking the good wind. Our intention was to go to the top of the hill at Miller Outdoor Theater, but it was closed for repair. bummer The park across the street was wonderful anyway.
And on losing teeth (which has nothing to do with the rest of the post but I’ll put it here anyway since it’s my blog and I can do what I want!)…we don’t do the tooth fairy around these parts. The kids don’t shy away from asking me to leave goodies in place of their lost teeth though. So I came up with a little educational teething activity. I printed out a simple teeth chart on cardstock so that the kids can cross out each tooth they lose. I folded the bottom bit up so I have a little place to place the loot. It’s been a big hit!