We took the kids on a walk at the nature center near our house and they all had such a great time. The boys each had a pair of binoculars and were scouring the forests for animals. Calvin is a pretty observant, keen-eyed kid (much more so than Ryan) and saw a couple of deer right away off through the trees. Michael and I didn't even notice them, but Calvin did, and he was very proud of himself. It was about a million times cooler, however, when later on during our walk a doe walked right out onto the path about 15 feet in front of us to nibble on some leaves. The kids just stared huge-eyed until she wandered off. Then a buck came tearing through the trees right after she left, so they were pretty impressed by that, too. They also saw squirrels and ducks, did some bird calls and had a great time finding colorful leaves and running down the paths. It was such a great time with our family all together. I loved it. What a great Saturday!
Here are some pictures from our lovely outing:
A happy little Sophie girl:
Happy Calvin with his binoculars:
Calvin wandering the trails:
Michael pointing out some nature to the boys:
Love this girl. When I ask her for a hug she makes this face and runs tome as fast as her little legs can take her. She is so sweet:
Calvin and Sophie having some tender moments:
Our kiddos on the trail:
Look, a deer!
Kids on a fence:
I think this one is funny. I like her tutu and baby legs hanging out the back:
3 rocks, 3 kids, coincidence? I think not.
Sophie trying her best to climb a rock:
Happy little Calvin:
Sophie trying to climb on a rock again. She purses her lips like this sometimes when she's trying really hard to do something:
Then I guess she firgured as long as her lips were that close, she might as well...
And here's my great big Ryan:
I really got a kick out of these ones of Michael throwing the kids in the air:
Me and my girl:
It was really a wonderful day. I wish every day could be a real live Saturday!