Daddy is gone to a reenactment this weekend and today was my Azure Coop day so we spent a good chunk of the day grocery shopping and picking up our coop order. That meant a long van ride to the “city” and a long van ride back plus the shopping. Needless to say my kids don’t find that especially thrilling so I thought I’d find something fun for us to do!
We went for a nature walk that ended in us having a cook out over an open fire! Kids loved it! We used it as a science lesson as well. We talked about the different plants and trees we saw. I taught them how to recognize poison ivy. Walnuts were found and we discussed what they can be used for. The kids learned first hand about the dyes that they make!
I must say the biggest success of the evening was the looks of awe on their faces when I started the fire with only small twigs and one match. To watch their faces while the fire grew made me realize all over again what a joy children are and what a precious gift from God. I love my babies. I love watching them learn and grow. Somedays we just have to stop and smell the roses. . . or walnuts as it might be!
Here are some pictures of our evening. Hope you enjoy looking at these as much as we enjoyed our evening!
|And we’re off. Bridgett carried the backpack.
Fionna got to ride in the carrier on my back and Audry volunteered to hold Zyera’s hand!
|Loved the sun shining through the trees.|
|Gathering wood to start the fire.|
|I just love the green of the grass and her hat!|
|My one match, no paper fire!|
|Is it just me or does he look a bit ornery here?
Showing off our butterfly!
|I had to share this one of Lucas too.
Oh and that is our dog Stonewall in the background.
He always goes hiking with us.
|The pile of walnuts.|
|More walnuts for the pile, and yes in his shirt. . . .|
|Love Bridgett’s face!
Fionna was putting a walnut on the pile and knocked it all over!
|The outhouse Daddy built for us when we moved here so we’d have a potty where we go for cookouts.|
|What a gorgeous first day of autumn view!|