Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nature Walks

I decided this morning that today would be an excellent day for a nature walk. So after we finished up our most important subjects for school we all loaded into the van with Daddy and headed to town. We stopped at Burger Kings for lunch ( a big treat) and headed out to the town's nature center. Unfortunately we couldn't find it ( I'd been there before but couldn't remember where it was and even after calling a friend we must have taken the wrong turn. We ended up closer to home and decided to check out a nature trail I had heard about from a friend in Grove City.
 It was by the old softball field that I remember going to with my dad when I was little when he was on a church league. The kids thought this was just great. They ran the old bases even though the field was overgrown with grass and weeds.


 There was an old swing set and teeter-totter there too and the kids thought that was just awesome. I don't know if they'd even been on a teeter-totter before! I could tell they were getting the butterflies in their tummy's when they'd go up and down.

  We headed out on the trail keeping our eyes on the lookout for anything interesting. The kids caught grasshoppers, slugs and tried to catch a butterfly. We brought home a bag full of pretty pine cones to use for our fall decorations. They climbed as many trees as they could and Owen held tight to a big fat toad that they caught for him. Audrey even learned how to say toad and tried to kiss it a couple times.

 This is one of the many reasons I love homeschooling. The freedom to just head out instead of doing our books for spur of the moment field trips. I love seeing the fascination on the kids eyes when they are learning from nature. And I especially love that I know that they are learning about God from His Creation. 


  1. Looks like lots of fun! Love the slide shows too! The pictures turned out great!

  2. this looks like the perfect adventure for a bunch of boys! you took some great photographs, I love the bokeh in many of them. it is really fun to see you in the shots with your boys too. it still seems like you should be a teenager!!