Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Every good explorer needs water to drink, a "soft and cushy" ride, and a momma to take care of every necessity
The Amazing Exploration Team....I think these are "swallows"... we loved observing the design and architecture of these nest, and it was fun to see the birds entering and exiting their homes. How far can you skip rocks?...
...then, there were the cave explorers...
The place of our outing today was a fantastic place to explore nature. We were unable to explore it all in one outing. We will have to make several more exploration trips. To all our firends out there... we have another fun place to take you to see...So, ya'll come for a visit.(** Ms.Jill, we missed you guys today. We promise to plan another outing of further exploration when you all can come too.)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The Gangs all there... can you see the big boys trying to hide?
Sunday, June 14, 2009
In spite of many chores needing to be accomplished on the homestead, we chose to take a family outing on Saturday. It was so nice to get away and just enjoy our time together. We drove to a nearby State Park and spent the day playing in and around the river. We feasted on sub-sandwiches,chips,fruits and cookies. Brad bought a watermelon for us to share, but much to the kids disappointment it turned out to be a "dud". We will have to try again later on that one! The boys played football until they started hitting everyone around..."not everyone wants to play boys". We thought it time to find our next adventure and took the kids to a wide shallow swimming area in the river. Brad braved the water with the little ones and found the water to be a bit cold. None of the kids seemed to mind at all, and they stayed in for an hour or so just splashing,wading, and exploring. As that adventure concluded, we went exploring the fish hatchery located close to the river. We saw lots of fish in various stages of growth and wondered how many would be caught at this time next year. The big boys were wanting to take a hike up very steep,mountainous terrain. We had made this hike/climb a few years before, and it wasn't terribly difficult; however, we felt it might be a bit harded for the little ones. We were also running out of time. I guess that will be something for us to do on another family adventure. To conclude our fun day, we stopped at a Dairy Queen along the route home and had supper and ice cream treats. We made it home in time for baths and bed. We look forward to another family day real soon.