Lucy and I went for a hike today. This was her first hike on her own two feet, and she walked nearly 1/2 a mile! Sometimes, it looked like this:
And sometimes, it looked like this:
And usually, there was a great big grin, like this:
It took us a very long time to walk that 1/2 mile. Lucy was very interested in all the sticks she found along the path, and stopped every few minutes to exchange the ones in her hands for new ones. Did you know...
there are smooth sticks and bumpy sticks?
sticks are good for teething?
you can re-adjust the stick in your hand so you can hold mama with the same hand?
sticks break with a satisfying snap?
when you break a stick in two, even if you line up the two ends perfectly and hold them together just so, they won't re-connect?
and strangest of all, some sticks just won't break:
Play along with us during the month of April for Children and Nature Awareness Month by posting a picture of your child(ren) each day enjoying the outdoors! Get outdoors and climb a tree! Visit the other Great Outdoor Challenge players- lisa, sanders, angelina, phyllis, sarah, christie, jennifer, debbie, dong dong, denise, luisa, joy, stephanie, cori, alex, dawn, kristen, catherine, tricia, becky, christy, ruth, kari, courtney, branflakes, jessica, renee, haiku, brynn, amy, clemencia, sherry, leslie, lise, renee, anet, jenn, marina, amy, ella, marcia, karen, beth, julie, kyndale, kelly, lizzie, eileen, ag, mari-ann, cindy, robin, nicole, debbie, julia, renee, anita, lisa, jenn, montessori, marita, jeannie, hallie, mandy, kangaroo, andrea, joey, carmen, teena, stephinie, gidget, elizabeth, emma, rosina, saminda, melissa, katie, becca, atouria, barbara, ariella, missy