We have enjoyed all the walks and outdoor time that Spring afforded us and are trying to keep it up even with the summer heat. Gabe is now able to walk more which is wonderful and desires to be where he can be involved in the exploring. It is a balance though, because sometimes he really needs to ride in the stroller still so that we can cover some ground. That goes against his 2 1/2 year old independence, let me tell you. But I will admit that we have the best time when we slow down anyway and I am not trying to cover so much ground. Here is a nature walk we took last week.
|Headed down the trail. To be honest, I don't remember the trail's name off hand. It is the one next to one of our local library branches. That makes learning all the more conveinent as one can take a trip into the library on the same stop. :)|
|Some of our gear. That is Olivia's finished journal entry.|
|I helped Olivia use the field guide and we identified it as an American Beech. We spent some time feeling and observing the roots, the trunk, the bark, and the leaves.|
|Olivia and Gabe sat down to do some drawing.|
|He is my current attachment! :) Sadly he often misses getting into pictures at times like these as it is not the easiest to manuever and get good shots.|