|A forest called Trillium Trails near my home|
|Me and my daughters hiking Summer of 2010|
|Me and my children seeing a very cool waterfall full of iron changing the color of the rocks nearby|
I am a very unobtrusive mother. I was talking to my own mother about my children playing in our river we have in our backyard. I knew that she grew up with a river in her back yard as well. I was telling her how my kids are becoming obsessive with certain things in the river. I moved a rock to use in the yard and my son was so upset. It was a special rock to him. Then he showed me some of the other rocks and the purposes they had in his make believe world. I asked my mother if she was that way and she said that she was never allowed to go near the river. She said her mother was terrified of it. I find I worry, but I let those feelings subside for the fun of being a child. Yes, I hate that we have dirty wet clothes almost daily after my kids have played, but I love the way they play in their river and the love of the environment they are developing from me letting them enjoy nature.
|James playing in the river|
|Ohiopyle: one of our favorite hiking destinations|
Allison got too complicated. Right upon completing the book she said she wanted to gather sticks for her project. After 20 minutes of gathering supplies, she got tired and hungry. I could never again get her to finish her project in time. Whatever is in her mind is very complicated. She told me that she is still working out the details in her mind. This is what it looked like last time she worked on it.
|she has seeds, sticks, beans, and leaves. I can only imagine what this will become. I will post pictures when she gets to finishing up her ideas.|
James worked on his right away. When I asked what supplies he needed he said, "markers and paper." I asked how big a paper and he said big.