We went to our favorite park, hiked through the woods, and took in the wonder of God's changing seasons.
I believe that boys need plenty of outside time exploring, playing, and just being kids. I don't want to rush my children through childhood.
The boys exploring some moss on a fallen tree.
Throwing rocks into the creek.
On our journey along the trail Big D found a large rock and turned it over. We ended up disturbing an ant colony, and stood for a while watching the ants scurrying about trying to get their house in order. I love times like this, when life slows down for the moment.
As I watched the ants the verse Proverbs 6:6 came to mind... Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways and be wise. My oldest son loves this verse! He likes the word sluggard! I had my oldest recite this verse for me while he watched the ants work hard.
These next 3 pictures were all taken in the same spot along the trail, this is where we would regularly stop for our snack.
It's fun to see the changing scenery for the 3 different seasons.
Some pretty flowers we found along the path...
The end of our journey. But never the end of exploring, learning and having fun!