Milly, the Swains and the Yard Debris

when I brought her home from school today, Milly was pretty excited about the trees that had fallen over the weekend during Hurricane Matthew.  I put her up on the main trunk and we walked to the railroad tracks to see the root of the tree.  She was pretty impressed.

After homework, we biked around the neighborhood.  The Swain kids saw her and came out.  Milly wanted to show them the trees, so I let her bring them over.  Jess wasn’t all that impressed, which upset Milly (did she want to impress him because she’s got a crush, or was she just disappointed because she was excited about it and he wasn’t?), but they all ended up going out there and playing on it.

I cleared out the path to the tracks a little better and we all walked back there just as a train was coming by.  The kids got a kick out of that.