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When she was two, Fiona regularly said "Talk about it more!" to express her desire to know more about whatever we were discussing.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

It takes a busy ant to sing a busy song

What a busy day! It all started with Ian's trip to the dentist, then we went to the library to sing and dance along with our friend and presenter Paul (a true Renaissance man) as part of our well-filled Summer Reading Program of activities. After that we visited a local nature preserve and delighted in frogs, bugs, seed pods, a fallen tree that looked like a crocodile, and lots of plants that looked like poison ivy but (probably) weren't.

We were so into the nature preserve that we couldn't just go in to have dinner at the table. We brought our sandwiches, apple, carrot sticks, and tortilla chips out to our front steps and ate as we watched some people fly kites at the park across our street. We couldn't help but marvel as some of the ants that scurried around our feet hauled off food bits four times their own size. We watched crumbs of our bread go over the dry, brown lawn in undulating waves. It was the messy kind of picnic those ants will be talking about for hours, I'm sure.

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