Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Junior Ranger!

We have a National Park just minutes from the house and school called Desoto National Memorial Park.  On Wednesdays the kiddos get out of school about 2 hours earlier than the other days so Z, L and I have been a few times waiting for Katia to get out of school.  On one of our visits, the attendent gave each of them the booklets to become Jr. Rangers.  Z was all over this idea!  He got the book done in a couple days and we were back for him to get his Jr. Ranger badge. 

He did it and loved every minute of it!  The Ranger went over the whole book with him, made sure he had the right answers and corrected any that were wrong.  Then it was ceremony time.  Right hand up, and repeat after her...
 Great job Z! 
"It's so heavy Mom!"
"I wouldn't want to wear that Mom!"
Now let's find another park to do it all over again!  Maybe Yellowstone?!  Go Wyoming!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

It's so hard to keep busy...NOT!

So, after the kiddos are all dropped off at school and in between unpacking boxes, I head out for some "me" time.

This is my new fav!

Biking along the beach.  Out on Anna Maria Island, there is a sidewalk that runs along the beach.
It's a perfect recipe to a perfect morning!
The path!

The view!!

It's so easy and convenient!
It helps me physically but also mentally...
I love breathing that moist gulf air-it fills me
I love how there is no end to the view-the hope it brings
I love watching the birds-the freedom

Come join me!~