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...|
|but even she realized just how high it was|
so she stayed put
heart attack averted.
wow, grass is cool.
|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,