Thursday, April 15, 2010
Ben was away on business this week, so us girls treated ourselves while he was gone. A sleepover with grandma, a trip in a friend's bike trailer for Zosia (oh, I can't wait to get one of these!), the nature center, and then Five Guys and the thrift store. But we were all nevertheless ecstatic when surprised us home a couple of hours early... it's just not the same around here without him.
I think that the nature center is my new favorite place to go with the kids... there's a wonderful indoor space with animals, nature books, and even a fort, a beautiful creek that is very play-a-ble for kids and dogs, and a native plant garden. And, how cute is this, they host special hike excursions for children who can ride in backpacks! Now I just need to find a backpack that can fit two kids...
(above: some photos from our afternoon, including an old stump, which was the object of our "lesson." Lesson: all sorts of animals love rotten stumps! Zosia's reaction: I wish that the tree would go back up again... )