Monday, June 7, 2010

a day in the wild

On Saturday we took the kids to Pleasant Valley, a local wildlife sanctuary that was having a family adventure day.

we walked the trails  

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don’t get to close…its a snapping turtle!


all was well with the turtles, frogs and fish


until I saw this….and in an instant there are so many thoughts running through my head…aaahhhhh a snake! or lets get out of here!!!  and then I remember that i am a mom and i need to put on my brave face because if they know i am afraid they will soon be afraid and then up all night because they are having bad dreams about snakes…so what i really said was, “lets move right along and get out of Mr. Snake’s way!”  click click..a couple pictures first and then i was quickly moving down the path.

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they had a local musician singing with the kids…the same musician we stalked one summer to every event he played at….so Caroline knows the words to every song he sings!


and they also had a puppet show with this crazy guy…he was hysterical! and of course Caroline had to be part of the show!


one of those days that make me smile….with the whole family, enjoying the outdoors, discovering a wonderful place close to home that we can’t wait to visit again, and a place that doesn’t cost us a fortune to spend a couple of hours exploring.

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