We went for a forest walk near Linda's house and within two minutes Sierra was climbing trees. She scooted up this tree and then walked up the lower one with out holding on. She was quite proud of her balance.
I have never been to the old race track before but it was a lot of fun. Aayla asked if we could bring daddy and the pedal cars here and have pedal car races so we will add that to our list of things to do.
Aayla played Minecraft a bit but mostly she walked and talked with a three year old boy who was with us or explored in her own way. She loved playing leap frog over these cement pylons at the track.
Ahead the kids began their Parkour course finding chests and spawn eggs.
Just as I found some lambs ear and was giving it to Aayla and the three year old to feel how soft it was and explain it was absorbent and you can use it as a bandage...Sierra came over with a scrap on her leg and we put it to use to stop the bleeding.
It was time to start heading back and on our way we found a deer that looked like it got it's leg caught in a hole and couldn't get out and then perished there. It was quite stinky and bits of the carcass was eaten but there was a fair amount left untouched still so it couldn't have been there for too long.
We continued walking along and noticed something in the distance so we veered off the trail to explore.
They played more Minecraft around here for a bit and then we continued on...
|I just love these little moss bits|
Sierra borrowed my phone to use the flash light to try to see in the hole but no luck. Then Aayla borrowed the phone to take a couple pictures...one of Laura and one of me (with Andy their dog in the background). She didn't do too bad with getting us actually in the picture! Her photo skills are improving.
There were many other learning opportunities today that we could have expanded on but Linda and I were chatting and they were having so much fun playing and exploring on their own that no other input was really needed.
We weren't able to find any flowers as part of our 30X30 challenge today (which I will post more about tomorrow) but we did find these Tea Berries which I used instead. Tea berries take me way back down memory lane to my days of growing up in Torbrook Mines, Nova Scotia and exploring the woods there foraging for berries. We only found a couple today.
It was a fabulous afternoon and we all had a lot of fun together (with old friends and making new ones). I hope we can all get together again really soon as all the kids really played so well together and had sooOooo much fun!