Sunday, October 7, 2012

Getting Back to Nature

Posted by Heather Shields On 1:06 PM | No comments
It may seem a little backwards, but now that the temperatures are going down (along with the fire ant hills) we can start enjoying the outdoors more. Football season is also coming to a close and freeing up some time.

A boy and his boots. 
Last week, after being cooped up in the house cleaning and cooking I decided it was time for a much needed breather. I dressed the 3 younger kiddos and we went exploring! The first thing we did was gather nuts. We have a plethora of hickory nut trees and after doing a bit of research I found out that they are hard to crack, but very very yummy! We filled one of cloth grocery bags and then made our way to the woods.

Making her way into the world.
Our backyard is lined with bamboo and behind that lanky green curtain is the cutest little creek. It had been dry all summer long, so the recent downpours have filled it up and started the trickling music. We got muddy. We got wet. We had a phenomenal time! I also happened to bring along my DSLR camera and snapped just a few priceless pictures. Enjoy my precious littles, and I hope we've inspired you to get out into nature!

Noah is never more in his element than when he's outside!

It doesn't have to be clean to be fun.
Out of 4 children, only this one was lucky enough to get Daddy's eyes.

Wet!

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