Sunday, February 14, 2010

a walk in the woods

It has only taken us 18 months to explore the trails on the range right behind our neighborhood but we are so glad that we did. What better day to spend some quality time with the ones that you love than Valentine's Day? After breakfast we told the kids we were going on a "hike" and they were raring to go.

Only one block over from ours is the entrance to the range. The trails start out by a lake. We were able to see several beaver dams along the way. Elizabeth was especially interested in how the beavers built their dam and how the sticks all stayed together.

The kiddos were anxious to explore the trails and find all sorts of nature along the way.

Elizabeth recently took a field trip to a state park so she was able to be our tour guide on our trip through the woods telling us all about the trees and the moss and some of the flowers we saw.

I had to take advantage of the rare sightings of all three of them together and smiling.

By the end of our walk, they were pretty tired and actually getting along enough to hold hands. This too is a rare sighting.

I think we are going to have to take advantage of all of the trails again sometime soon before the weather gets to warm and humid and all of the bugs come out. It was certainly beautiful on our walk through the woods.

1 comment:

Sally said...

What a fun way to spend a day!