On Wednesday evening, the Lone Star Baby and I went on a Color Walk. She drew hearts of all the different colors she could think of in her little notebook (she is big into drawing hearts) and then we went walking around our neighborhood looking for all the things we could find in nature that were different colors. Sky, flowers, grass, leaves, bark, dirt, stems - in all their variations. When we found a color we had not found before, she circled the heart of that color in her notebook. She had used a lot of different shades of various colors on her hearts so we looked for a pretty long while, but we found them all. It was fun.
On our way home, we happened to notice some cat paw prints immortalized in the cement of a sidewalk, and some dog paw prints. I explained how that happens and we looked for paw prints all the way home, speculating on whether they were cats or dogs or - chihuahuas - in between. We also found sneaker prints. It was fun.