i told the kids that we were staying home for earth day. the only place we did go was to church, which isn't that far away. the kids painted and played with their toys. and we watched turtle the incredible journey. it really was an incredible story, all of the challenges a little turtle faces to survive. the kids got really into it, yelling at a crab not to eat the turtle, and yelling at the turtle not to eat the trash in the ocean or go into the oil puddles. their life cycle is amazing. i patched up malia's school jeans that had holes in the knees. why buy new ones when she's just going to make holes again and it's almost the end of the year. finished off the day timing the kids' shower and challenging them to take shorter showers to conserve water.