Yesterday the girls had a half day at school. The weather was mild and beautiful so I decided to take advantage of the fact that Daddy had one last day at home and took the girls to the creek to explore.
I have noticed when I drive over the creek that a turtle has taken up residence in our creek and loves to sun himself on the rock when things are quiet. Unfortunately, by the time I have picked up the girls, a million kids have walked through the creek and scared our timid friend away. We walked up very quietly yesterday and got to see him for a second before he swam off into the water. Then we watched him swim because I LOVE turtles.
Once he disappeared for good we headed down to the water's edge and just explored. We saw tons of minnows and a million dragonflies.
I had so much fun! I live for this kind of stuff. Boogie had me laughing as she truly is a walking encyclopedia. She had a factoid for each creature that we encountered. She is just like her Pa. Baby reminds me of myself with her fearlessness when a goal is in sight. She almost ended up in the water a few times.
I have to post a picture of my very own Pippi Longstocking. Note the ruffled socks...at least I could spot her a mile away!