Recently, Big T (grampa) offered to take Thomas to the Boston Museum of Science. While originally I was not a part of the plan, Nana was away, so I got to go with them. And I'm soooooo glad I did.
I just love to watch this little man soak it all in....
try new things.....
make new discoveries.....
His brain was literally on overload, but man he was gettin' it.....
He is so smart, it truly floors me.
I know all moms say that... but I only have the one child so he's my only
frame of reference. And I swear when I think back, I don't think I was
that interested as a child. Maybe I was and I don't recall (will have
to ask mom). But I get such a thrill watching him......one of the very
big reasons I want to home school - so I can be a first hand - in the
Have you heard of Questing? It is a "walk turned treasure hunt while
exploring the outdoors, using a map and a series of clues." Perfect for a curious, adventurous, energetic little boy!
Our first Quest was literally in our own back yard - or front yard rather, since it
was on the bay just outside our front windows. However, it ended with a very
disappointed little boy when the treasure box - containing the coveted
stamp for our quest book - was not to be found.
#2 - the clues were a bit more advanced (even for me - I had to
identify species of tress!), and I was nervous when we missed a few
but thankfully, we found the box...and got our stamp!
What a celebration Thomas had! (and sigh of relief I did breathe, 'cause
if we didn't get our stamp this time, I thought that would end our questing career).
There are 16 quests on the South Shore.....complete 6 and you get an official patch...and Thomas loves getting "official" rewards. So we have set our goal to do 6 for sure....but I'm hoping to do as many of the 16 as we can! Join us in our Questing Challenge!! There are currently about 90 Quests in the Upper Connecticut River Valley, VT and NH. To find quests in your area, start by checking out the South Shore Quests site here
I am a beloved daughter of our loving Father God. I am married a kind, generous, Godly man who happens to also be the love of my life. I am a home-schooling mama to one curious, energetic, smart little guy. I love music, reading, walking on the beach, photography, crafting, cooking...and making as many memories as possible. I...am...Blessed.