Sunday, April 8, 2012

the art of discovery

We have a tiny piece of property just north of where we live.  It is truly amazing to watch my kids discover the world by simply wandering around and figuring things out.  You can literally get lost in the grasses, trees and brush while exploring trails (or making your own).  We frequently see wildlife and always see daddy hard at work.  This is the first time, ever, that my kids have been able to go off and explore on their own (sorta, True still falls a lot).  I am so thankful that I did a last minute grab of the camera before we left.  If not, I would have missed capturing some seriously wonderful moments.
But this is what I saw...
the art of discovery

looking over the neighboring farm

thinking about what to do next...
...contemplating life.

she really, really wanted to climb.
but even she realized just how high it was
  so she stayed put
 heart attack averted.
wow, grass is cool.
isn't it?

I think so.

there must be treasure around this tree

ooooh, a stick.

a pointing stick..."don't look at me"
 (I was busted taking pictures
 and apparently in trouble)

She was chasing butterflies...and actually caught one!

and, butterfly in hand, she pronounced,
"this is how cowboys do it!" 

a picnic lunch

then Oakley discovered an empty patch of dirt
and quickly declared, "a dance floor!"

and so they danced

and they danced
  with Truman copying her every move

they shook their little booties

and they danced.

here's to a day of discovery,


  1. I love seeing your family grow and explore:) how fun!!!

    1. Thank you! They are so fun. I love the age where everything is amazing to them!

  2. Love this post!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you Kristie! Hope you had a great Easter!

  4. adorable! such fun adventures! and i can't believe how tall oakely is!! love you all!

    1. Thank you Abby! Sometimes, I look at Oakley and wonder how she got to be so big! She's sucha big girl! Love back to you!


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