Tuesday June 28. Day 2 of our visit with Grandma & Grandpa.
We started our day out with a walk through the trees. Seems exploring is an endless source of entertainment. I love that.
Also love to see such a smile on this boy's face.
On day 1, Grandpa taught Meagan how to chew on hay seed. Now as soon as she finds some, she sticks it in her mouth. I think she would do anything to be like her Grandpa.
And again with the cat. Blue is such a sport.
Grandma gave the kids each a butterfly net. It took Sebastian and Meagan about 10 seconds to stick them over their heads like goofy hats. Isaac, however, immediately set off in search of adventure.
While Grandpa did some work around the campground, the kids entertained themselves in the woods. They found a path that Cleo had worn with her shortcuts through the trees, and they turned it into their fort. Can you say MUDDY. Muddy butts all around, but they were having a great time!
One of my favorite aspects of the campground is the bird watching. There are bird houses and feeders all around, including just across the path from the front porch of the store. We sat out there talking and watching the birds come and go. Cardinals (my favorite), finches, bluebirds. Beautiful. I happened to catch a picture of this bluebird as he was just taking flight. Very cool I thought.
My dad took us on a Gator ride through the 'neighborhood' which consists of a few stone roads that branch off here and there, rising and falling over some rather big hills.
Going down one particularly large hill, the gator got going pretty fast.
Sebastian laughed and yelled, 'We are so gonna die!!'...
Meagan threw her head back and laughed for Grandpa to go faster...and Isaac just hung on, showing no real emotion either way (typical Isaac)...
His neighbor has long-haired cattle. Very interesting.
Also on our ride, we stopped so he could show them milk weed, let them smell it and see the milk inside. It made me think of my own childhood when he would stop in a field to show me Queen Anne's Lace or some other wildflower. I love that they are getting to have these experiences also.
And of course, we picked more raspberries. How can you resist?
The 2 bosses. :)
Sebastian and Grandpa worked together to build a fire ring for our hot dog and marshmallow roast later that evening.
And Meagan helped? by climbing into the fire ring with the cat? *shrug*
Some random pictures... can't get enough of rolling down a big hill.
(or sitting on the side of the hill catching bugs and eating a candy necklace... this picture makes me laugh)
(or snuggling with kitties... this is Ben, Sebastian's buddy)
When Lucas got off of work, he headed over to the campground to hang out for the evening. He got a ride through the campground...
And then we got down to business... let the hot dog roast begin!
And on to the marshmallows and s'mores
(marshmallow in his hair!)
They all tried a variation of roasted marshmallows, including really burnt. No one cared much for the really burnt.
We stayed until after dark, after the lightning bugs had been chased and caught, and the glow sticks from Grandma had been put to good use. When we finally climbed in the van to head back to the hotel, Meagan said, "Mamma I'm too tired to ride in the van." That's tired. Everyone was. It was a GOOD day.