Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A nice day at the park..

Today Maddie and I spent the afternoon at the park. When we first got there Maddie hitched a ride in the stroller to the Shipley Nature Center. At one point their trails become mulch and the stroller wasn't going to handle the terrain too well, so I carried Maddie for a while. When we got back to the stroller I put her down on the boardwalk and she collected leaves and sticks. I decided to let her walk on her own for a while (while keeping my eyes open for coyotes). She skinned a knee, collected some more sticks, played with ants, scattered sand, sniffed shrubs and bushes (at this point any vegetation is worthy of a sniff that is usually reserved for flowers), and got dirty. Half way through we stopped for a snack of a banana and Cheerios. Afterwards she decided to make the hike back to the car all on her own! I'd say it was a pretty successful outing!

Collecting leaves and sticks on the boardwalk:

Walking down the path, holding onto a stick:

Checking out the mulch and leaves:

Hiking back to the car all by herself:

The bag of cheerios:


Paula said...

looks & sounds fun! nothing but jealousy here....we got about 4 inches of snow yeserday. Today is our 8th snow/no-school-day this school year.

Queen B said...

she is so darn cute! looks like a very fun day.

Andrea said...

Very cute. I wish I could go gather sticks and leaves at the park.

Kim Thomas said...

KT no longer goes anywhere without Cherrios