Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

It has been an absolutely gorgeous spring day today! We were up to Lexington and back by a little after noon, so we all headed outside to enjoy the weather:

I had just remarked to Ben that he stuck his tongue out just like his daddy did when he was concentrating. Kate decided that she'd try to...not exactly the idea, but cute just the same.

Daddy came out and played "monkey in the middle" with us after a few minutes. Ben really gave his mama a scare! He was the "monkey," and we went for the ball at the same time and ended up on a heap in the ground. I landed on his arm, and he let out the worst sound I'd ever heard...I just knew that I had broken his arm. I jumped up quickly to see if he was okay, and he grabbed the ball and took off running! What a stinker!!!

Jonathan caught this shot of Kate losing a battle with the swing:

After we played a while in the yard, we started off for a walk. There is a memorial forest directly across the road from us, and we are always surprised by what we find there!

Most of the bullfrogs jumped away when they heard us talking, but one brave little fella stuck it out:

They are in the process of installing these features by the wetland habitat. They're not functional yet, but I know we'll enjoy them!

Our walk didn't last long today...we thought it was going to shower about five minutes into it, so we headed back to the house. Of course, after we were inside, the sun came back out! There's always tomorrow, though. I've found a neat nature walk challenge that I'm getting ready to start with the children, so I will be posting that soon!


Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

Aww.. the "losing battle with the swing" is adorable! :) It sounds like you had a great family day!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Michele :)

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Hee hee. Y'all enjoy your barbecue - we had some leftovers out of the freezer this week, too... it freezes well! I'll have to see if I can get Bean sayin' OHMYGRANNY - maybe we can start some kinda movement! :)

Sarah said...

This reminds me so much of the nature walks MY mom used to take us on when she was homeschooling me and my two sisters!
You sound like a wonderful mama- thanks for stopping by my blog!