Sunday, January 25, 2015

Warm weather fun

We have continued to enjoy the warm weather the past two weeks or so.  It's really been a blessing to be able to get outside in the warm sunshine in the middle of winter (today, however, it's rainy and windy and cold, but supposed to be near 60 most of the week!!).  Last week I took the kids to the park.  They played and we did our weekly nature walk (which we've struggled to make a weekly thing since, you know, it's the middle of winter, and I'm just not a fan of the cold.  Unless it's snowing.  Which it's only done once, way back in November.).  Anyhoo.


Her shoe fell off. 
Playing McDonald's.
Piling leaves.
I found a dead bee and we spent a few minutes looking at it closely...and pushing it around with a stick.

My kids are still little, so right now I'm focusing on training their habit of attention and observation.  We noticed how big the bee's eyes were, how fuzzy he was, and how he had veins in his wings.

We watched a woodpecker climb up and down some trees.  Can you spot it?

After they played for awhile, we did our official nature walk, just walking on the sidewalk which encircles the park.  Except Izzy always just wants to run as fast as she can, so I have to yell at her several times to slow down and wait for the rest of us.  She's such a busy-body.

We found another dead creature - a squirrel.  Sorry if you're grossed out by dead things.  We made sure not to touch it, not even with a stick.  We mainly looked at its teeth - it had four - and its super sharp looking claws.  We left it after about two minutes because the girls thought he smelled bad.

They played around a big pine tree.

Izzy found a twig on the ground with a tiny pine cone on it.  We brought it home and put it in our "nature basket" :)

They played in the leaves for awhile.

Piled them up on the bridge and ran through...

Of course, you must roll around in big piles of leaves :)

Addy had to hold her pants up everytime she started running.  She and her pants...they never stay up, ha.

Have you had some nice weather lately?


  1. Angela! Seriously?! 60 degrees!? I'm so jealous. What state do you live in? We're in Wisconsin and IT IS COLD. It's 21 degrees as I write this. Sigh.

    Your girls are so sweet. This season with Littles can be challenging, for sure, but it's so much fun, too, isn't it? :) Have a blessed day!

    1. We're in Arkansas and so enjoying this weather! I don't ever want to move north, no offense :) And yes, definitely trying at times, but I'm just trying to revel in their sweet innocence because I know they'll grow up too soon!