Thursday, August 28, 2008

Annie Annie Annie Reevah Reevah

Morganne's old friend Sam is heading back to Reed College this week, and he wanted to get together with her before he left.

We went for a walk in Henry Cowell Redwoods state park and ended up down by the San Lorenzo River for the afternoon.

Morganne and Sam have been friends since they were 6 years old. They grew up together, tag-teaming each other on height until Sam finally pulled ahead for good.

They had a good visit, talking about everything and nothing, and strategizing about crossing the river and building rock bridges.

Sam's mom Tane' and Malcolm and Merlin joined us. Matisse had a date with her writing tutor, and Sam's brother Arthur opted to sleep  in instead.

Watching Sam and Morganne together, I had freeze-frame moments of all the good times they've had together: playing, discussing books, building with lego, acting in and directing plays.

The boys meanwhile added their Homeschooling: the Half-Generation touches. They looked for giant flying waffle-footed tigers, dragons, and gryphons. They performed Spot and Listen checks, and hunted for treasure in the river. Malcolm failed a lot of Move Silently checks in the river.

Indian summer is here. I think we'll visit the river in a different spot today.

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