When Josie was out here, Rachel, Miriam, and I watched Over the Garden Wall with her. It's a quirky little cartoon, but it has many layers to analyze...like an onion...or Dante's Inferno (which it is often compared to). It follows the whimsical journey of a pair of brothers—ages 5 and 15 (or so)—as they try to find their way home. The music is quizzically delightful. And it's just something that you watch and think, "Huh..." because it seems so simple and yet leaves you thinking long after the episode is over.
So after Auntie Josie left, the girls convinced Andrew that he needed to watch it as well. They weren't sure he would like it because...it's a little weird...but he loved it. We now own the soundtrack (so we can listen to "Miss Langtree's Lament" as many times as we want to without Alexa yelling at us about needing to buy it) and Miriam has been leaning to play "Potatoes and Molasses" on the piano.
One of our favourite lines from the show is "We're here to burgle your turts!" which I won't explain. Because you should just watch the show to find out what it means.
Just know that that line is what came to mind when we found this little turt(le) crawling by the pond.
I think these pictures of Zoë and Benjamin with their little turtle friend are darling. I'm so glad we captured this moment of the sun sinking low, casting a golden light on these sweet children bonding with this pond creature (who I'm sure was more than happy to be released again when they were through).
They look so serene and contemplative.
When it was her turn to burgle the turt from Benjamin, she handed her bouquet to Alexander, who happens to refer to dandelions as "snacks," which has never really been a problem before. He learned once that dandelions are edible and just...when he sees one...he wants to eat it. But I don't think he's ever had an entire fistful of dandelions since learning they were edible.
Would you believe me if I told you that he ate this entire bouquet? Because he ate the entire bouquet. I think I have a picture of the aftermath (or, at least, the midway math).