How can it be Friday already? This week has gone by so fast and I haven't posted nearly at all. Okay, that probably has to do with me reading The Help and the first book in the Hunger Games series. Instead of being on the computer in the evenings and during nap time I was reading! It felt great to sit in the sun or outside in the evenings and just lose myself in a book. Sorry my poor blog had to suffer.
Anyway, next week I am taking our church camp kids out to Governor Nelson State Park to hike, learn about the habitats that are there and just have some fun in the sun. Before I can effectively teach on the trail next week I needed to hike the trail and plan out my stops, think about actvities and really get an idea of what I was going to do. So the girls and I headed out to do just that.
Hiking may not seem like outdoor play to a lot of people. I have heard people call it boring, tedious, work, pointless and many other adjectives that make me sad. But the girls and I love it!
We spot things like wild turkeys,
Hiking may be our most favorite form of outdoor play! And Avery is now hiking all on her own. This is super exciting for both of us.
If you aren't that into hiking as a family I would strongly encourage you to give it another try. Sam always tells me the best part about hiking is that "we just never know what we will see"!
This Week's Feature
Here is another hiking post that I just love! These little ones got to use a simple tool to help them really explore "every nook and cranny". Any way that you can get little ones examining the little things around them is wonderful. We so often miss the small parts of nature. So head over to Small Potatoes to see how her little photo journalists explored the trail!
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