We also discovered the spider that BigGirl caught early in the week has laid an egg sac. Now while that grosses me out, the kids were thrilled. We even went on a listening hike around the yard instigated by BigGirl. And the highlight of our time playing? Watching the bats fly around! Did you know you can see bats in town? We see birds all day but my little ones loved the bats. "I've never seen one not in a cage Mommy!" We spend lots of time at the zoo watching the bats of various sizes. But seeing them flying free was amazing. I know what books I'll pull off the shelf today and leave laying around for the kids to discover - batty ones!
So the next time you're sitting inside and it is starting to get dark and the kids are too wound up to go to sleep - take them outside for an adventure! We loved ours and I can't wait for next weekend to come so we can do it again!