We are staring to see glimpses of warm sunny weather. Spring is my favorite time of year. I love when the weather is just a bit cooler but catching the golden rays of the sun feels so good!
The kids beg to go on nature walks as the weather warms up and I happily oblige because nothing charges my batteries like walking in the fresh air on a trail off the beaten path.
The girls and I explore while Daddy pulls the wagon. Following in my Father's footsteps, I point out anything interesting along the way...a small flower, an interesting beetle, a vulture that looks ready to swoop down and snatch a baby.
I'm not sure we will be able to keep Buddy in his wagon for much longer. He wants to be exploring too! We may have to find a trail with less water and more flat area in a few months. Buddy is pretty fearless. He would be in that water in no time flat.
As long as the wagon is moving, Bunny is a happy boy. He loves to just observe.
We even discovered a new path that was lined in trees. Even though we could see (and hear) Daddy and the boys on the main paved path it felt magical and like we were in our own little world. We spotted a red squirrel eating a nut and that made the girl's day. Boogie made up a whole story about how we were three lost girls looking for food (of course).
These trips often times end a little crazy. We push it too long and the kids are tired and hungry. We don't stay long enough and they complain. Someone wears flip flop (ahem) and they have sore feet. But I still come home happy and recharged. I know before long the girls will be opting out of the "nature walks" and it will just be me and my boys so I am going to savor them and all their eccentricities while I can.