Today was a beautiful fall day.
Everyone hugged a tree. Reed picked his based on color, Lena picked hers because it is the Scarlet Oak. Aaron picked his for his favorite state, Colorado. I picked mine for my home state, Pennsylvania. And we picked Gus’s because it was tiny like him! Because I have space for an extra photo, Lena was really excited that there was a tree from California there– apparently she’s been learning about California at school.
Colorado: Blue Spruce, Pennsylvania: Eastern Hemlock, New York: Sugar Maple? , Washington D.C.: Scarlet Oak, New Mexico: Pinyon, California: Redwood.
As you can see here, some of the trees seem to thrive in Kansas weather. And others… do not. Like my sad Eastern Hemlock and the Redwood.
Then, we found one of the most beautiful trees in the park, Rhode Island’s Red Maple. I said, “This tree is practically begging to be laid under.” Covered in beautiful red leaves, with a layer on the ground as well.
Gus is practicing his full sentences right now and getting pretty polite with them. “I want …, please”. We all laughed when he announced today “I want to have fun, please!” Okay, buddy, we’re on it.