Sunday, October 24, 2010

Adventure walk, zoo trip and benches

On Friday afternoon, Kylie and I took an adventure walk to a nearby park with amazing trees. We started our adventure walks when we lived in Portland and kiddo was just learning to walk. We would take a bucket and pick up bits of nature that caught Kylie's eye, like special rocks and leaves. Kylie still loves being outside and we have some of our best talks when we are simply exploring together.

On today's adventure walk, this dry creek bed was Kylie's Grand Canyon and we were looking for both treasure and dinosaur bones together.

Then she announced that she was completely pooped and needed to rest on the bench.


Even though I ended up carrying her part of the way home, I'm glad we made the trip. It was a sweet afternoon.

And Kylie was thrilled to wear her new Crocs that Momma Karen picked up on her trip to Pittsburg. Kylie insists on wearing them everywhere and she loves the Ariel and Flounder buttons.

On Sunday, we went to the zoo. I'm always looking for a bit of the zoo that we haven't seen before. On this trip we found some bald eagles, Florida white-tailed deer, bobcats and a black bear. And we found a beautiful butterfly garden.

Kiddo sure does love her benches!


kiles1670 said...

Kylie is growing up so fast. It doesn't seem that long ago she was only a baby

Stacey said...

Those are some wonderful pictures! I love the bench ones--the light coming through. The parks look enchanting.

Riley also likes to pick up things like sticks and she's constantly looking for diamonds among the rocks.

Kerry Lynn said...

Maddie has started laying down on benches too declaring that she needs a nap.

Teaberry said...

The picture of her on the bench with the iphone is gorgeous-- I love the sun and the coloring in this shot!