Hurricane Sandy Sanity

Today has been a pretty dreary, rainy day. Perfect for curling up with a good book and a hot cup of tea…….YEAH RIGHT!!  My boys did not and will not let that happen.

We have a hurricane approaching and when the rain squalls started acting up so did my two little super heroes.  So, in an effort to keep my sanity in tact, and them occupied, they became weathermen.  My oldest started keeping a weather journal.  When the weather started to get interesting outside he would describe what he saw in his journal.  It’s been great because it gets his little mind working and teaches him how to put his thoughts on paper.  Then once he wrote everything out I let him make pictures of the things he saw.  He loves to draw so this was one of his favorite parts.  My youngest was playing with his legos so instead of writing he would act everything out with his lego men.  I was very entertained!

Next, we took a field trip the beach, the park and the river.

The boys really enjoyed seeing how Hurricane Sandy, the “Frankenstorm” affected our beach.  They could barely keep their feet on the ground!

The park was also fun to look at.  Tree branches were everywhere and Ethan gave us the weather report! Click on his picture to hear it.  Be careful as the wind kicked up a bit and it is a little noisy.

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The wind was really blowing when we made it to the river.  Even the birds had a hard time staying in the air.

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The storm hasn’t passed us yet so I’m sure we will have some fun weather adventures this weekend!

 

Jennifer

About Jennifer

Jennifer is a homeschool mom to 2 energetic boys. She, her husband and boys, love playing outdoors exploring new places and making new friends! Being a homeschooling mom, she considers travel a perfect extension of her children's education. You can find Jennifer tweeting about life and her adventures at @jennparkerson.
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