Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What a Cutie Patootie

While we were on vacation we had some wonderful experiences indoors and outdoors.  We were at Niagara Falls and had just parked when I noticed something fall from the tree that we parked next to.  The little hard thing hit the car next to ours.  Then we saw what had happened.  It was Mr. Squirrel.  We stood there and watched him eat a nut then go for another.  My little one laughed at his cuteness.  We all looked at each other and put our hands to our faces and did little squirrel faces.  He had fun with that.  I even had one come up to me and as I stood still it came up to me and ran under my legs.  I guess they are used to people giving them treats.    

We had fun looking at them hunting for something to eat but we also read some interesting books to go along with our study.  We read The Burgess Animal Book for Children.  I love that book.  We also took a trip to the library and found a neat book, it's called Earl The Squirrel.  Not much color in the pages but a cute story of a little squirrel learning now to find his own acorns.  Of course, we also did a notebooking page I made up.  It will go into our nature binder.

This nature challenge is part of Barb's Outdoor Challenges.


bayoujac said...

What a cutie, indeed!
I was afraid we wouldn't be able to find any squirrels, but I could be wrong.

Thanks for sharing this!

Cheryl said...

That's an awesome picture!