Adoption...its a good thing. It is my hope to have one of those signs along the highway which reads "Adopt a Highway sponsored by A Family of Seven." But alas, I think it may raise some eyebrows to have preschool children along the roadside. It may have to wait a few years.
So instead, for Earth Day, we headed down to the Corvallis riverfront to clean up what litter we could find. Janine and the three cousins joined us for a humorous time of watching seven little ones peruse for trash with the promise of making an art project out of the findings. Better than an Easter egg hunt...yet perhaps a little less tasty.
Following the trash hunt (or rather as the trash hunt naturally died down) they discovered fields of daises. The perfect conclusion: an enjoyment of the little beautiful things that God graces us with each day.
And some fighters...
The nice fighter man came to talk to the boys and ask if anyone wanted to fight. He was met with nearly invisible shakes of the head, huge eyes, and shy smiles. I think this was a little too reminiscent of the gladiator chapter of history for Jake.
Aidan took him on though...to which Jake replied later "Good for Aidan!" I love that kid's absolute disregard for peer pressure. ;)
Art project to follow.
And yes...I do let my kids touch cigs. If they are scared to touch them, how will they ever clean them up? But we did wash our hands ;)