We are seeing signs of spring and so we started working on the outside. Here my hubby is putting border around the sidewalk to keep the rain from washing mulch and sand onto the sidewalk. He worked so hard he could hardly walk the next day.( I told him he was getting old). Rachel said a sign of spring was bird poop on the car door. When I asked how she came up with that she said because birds fly more in the spring and so they poop more. I thought that was cute.
Here is the finished project. It really works well we have had rain since then . Thanks for your hard work, Honey.
This week we gave the SAT test to our students. Each morning but Friday. I don't know who it is harder on, the teachers or the students. I am so stiff from doing so much extra walking around the room , I would see where the children make mistakes and I can't say anything. Not to mention most of our testing is read to the children. Lots of extra talking. Thankfully we got out of school at 1:30 each day.
After a long week we went with Mom, Dad and Micheal to Fort Moultrie here in Charleston. Rachel was very interested. This is a hat she had to try on in the gift shop. We enjoyed walking around the fort and seeing the sights. Rachel really wanted to go on the ferry to Fort Sumter (which we can see from Moultrie) the day wasn't long enough.
While we were at the visitor center there was a talk about the different dresses women wore during history. This lady saw that Rachel was interested and told her about all the layers she wore under her dress. She told us it was about 13 in all. Can you imagine how long it took them to dress. She was dressed as if she was mourning her husband. She would dress in black for two years after he pasted away and would not go to any parties or social events This is where Gone With the Wind is incorrect. Of course Scarlet didn't follow rules anyway..
I thought this was a neat picture. This was taken at the fort. I love the clouds behind the flag. This is the first national flag.
These were some of the cannons at Fort Moultrie. In the background is the ferry to go to Fort Sumter. Rachel really liked this but kept saying that things needed to be cleaned. There was mold on some of the buildings.
This is one of the smaller cannons we saw.
This is the bridge that is at the top of my page. We got to drive over it twice today. This was really cool. The bridge is about 4 miles long.I love how the sky looks on here.