No school for Angel, so both kiddoes are home with me all day. I try to have fun things planned so that we’re not just hanging around the house, but sometimes an opportunity presents itself, and all the pre-planned activities get shelved.
A sunny, 45 degree day in Mid-January cannot be ignored!
Off we went to the Norman Bird Sanctuary for a morning walk!
There are miles of trails, a big pond, and a walk to a promontory called Hanging Rock (which has a view from the top that is to.die.for.), but we stuck to the flat land of the woods.
Much easier for Grandmom to wrangle two Small People by herself that way…
At every rock and stump, Niko engaged in his latest literary obsession:
“I am the Lorax! I speak for the TREES!”
My little actor…he doesn’t just memorize these beloved books, he plays them out. Dr. Suess books are the best. At Christmas, he memorized nearly every word to The Grinch…and entertained every cashier we came in contact with by reciting it.
Much as I love that book, I’m glad we Moved On…
We walked for about 45 minutes in the bright, chilly sunshine. Found deer tracks in the mud. Stopped to listen to the birds. Watched a squirrel scamper up a tree.
Poked things with sticks.
Then it was time to head back.
Couldn’t have asked for a better day.