Sunday, October 22, 2006

Friday - Play, Museum, Spider & Genealogy

On Friday morning, we got up to go to a play of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It was a very cute play done in a small theater. There were suprisingly only about 20 people there, and I think they were almost all homeschoolers (school-aged children & their moms).

After the play, we went to the Children's Museum which we rarely go to these days. We had a coupon for free admission we'd picked up at the library. It was a little hectic until about 1 pm and then it slowed down quite a bit. We stayed until 2:20 and then drove home.

Alexandra fell asleep on the way home and I let her sleep until 4:30. I let her watch CyberChase until 5 & then we went outside to "play Discovery" where we look for critters, etc. We found something foamy on a leaf which I think must have been an egg sac and we found some itty bitty mushrooms, I think. They were so cute - they had little silver, flat discs in the middle.

The most exciting find was a small spider. He was so cute! (this isn't my photo, of course, but ours looked just like the red one - I know they're spiders, but don't they make you want to smile? Photo from: I'm just amazed at God's diversity! And the beauty He's made in even a spider!

This spider was about the size of a half of a pea. He was a bright red and had black "horns" sitcking out all around him (Alexandra called him a sun bug, because she thought they looked like sun rays) and a happy face in the middle! I was so excited to once again find a name for our new find. (Again, we used He is a spiny orb weaver. They come in lots of bright colors. We're just having so much fun with nature! Isn't God's world amazing???

Later that day, a lady called me about genealogy. I haven't done much genealogy in about 5 years, but this lady got me very excited about it. I spent many, many hours doing research before I became a mom. Anyway, we talked for about 30 minutes and then, that night, I stayed up very late and did research online for 5 hours!!! Online research is a lot easier than it was 5 years ago, and I'm having a lot of fun. I think I'm getting back into it, but we'll see. I don't want it to eat up all of my time.


Robin said...

That is the sweetest little spider I have ever seen! I don't think we have these little guys here in Virginia :(

Anonymous said...

You're right! Very similar to the one Dd had photographed for her scavenger hunt, they do look so very cool.

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