Monday, May 14, 2012

A Peachy Day

We have a giant peach! It's right out on the driveway, floating on an ocean, with bugs crawling all over it.

We recently finished reading James and the Giant Peach, so while out "chalking" on the driveway today, Simone and I drew a giant peach.While I colored in the peach's skin (we're out of orange chalk now), Simone started on the creatures.

The Centipede (without all those annoying boots)...

Miss Spider, with a sac full of silk (the white blob)...

The Old Green Grasshopper...

The Ladybug peeking out of the hole in the peach, and James Henry Trotter himself sleeping on his spiderweb bed...

Simone decided The Silkworm, The Glowworm and The Earthworm (all the worms -- curious!) were all inside the peach where we can't see them.

This tribute to Roald Dahl followed brunch with my favorite person, an afternoon at the museum looking at Impressionist paintings, and ice cream. Simone likes to call everything the "best (insert activity here) ever" lately, and I told her tonight that this was the best Mother's Day ever. At least better than the one when she was one year old and bit me!