Logan was very proud to find the exoskeleton first and just as we were admiring it we saw something even better...ANOTHER exoskeleton with its old inhabitant sitting right on it!!!
We were VERY excited! I mean really, what are the odds?!
This little girl very excitedly gathered up the three exoskeletons we ended up discovering. I swear, this child isn't afraid to touch ANYTHING! I love that about her and I have often had to hide my disgust with the things she's brought me, so as not to discourage her. I have to admit, exoskeleton collecting right after breakfast made my stomach turn a bit, but it sure beat the dead alligator lizard she proudly brought me yesterday. Lovely specimen.....but......oh my......I just wasn't prepared to look up from my gardening to see my little girl in frilly dress and tights presenting me with a dead alligator lizard!
Here's a close up of her garden treasures.
The kids had so many questions about exoskeletons and our own skeleton. So we hurried inside, leaving our treasures on the deck table next to the succulents, and I dug around to find an old book I'd saved for years knowing that one day it would come in handy. In it we discovered many wonderful facts about our skeleton, which led to more wonderful questions about our circulatory system.
Oh, my, it was a home school day that unschooling Mamas DREAM about. Like God just dropped a free ranging lesson plan right in my garden.
Gotta savor it for sure!