Monday, April 29, 2013

Into the Woods

On Saturday the weather was pretty much perfect and since my son adores the outdoors we decided to spend as much time outside as possible. One of the benefits of having a toddler that loves the outdoors is that it forces me to get outside as well. A little Vitamin D is never a bad thing.

In the morning I took him for a long stroller walk and stopped at the nearby park on the way back. Kristian rode his bike up and met us there. Hunter decided he had had enough of the park and wanted to go explore the nearby woods (he's so much like his daddy). So he and Kristian took a little stroll to check things out.
When we got back he played outside with our neighbors son (they are quickly becoming BFF's)  before taking an almost 3 hour nap. Playing outside really wears him out! After his nap and lunchtime we decided to take him on a walk down to the water to watch the crew meet that was going on on the river.
Hunter loves walking down the path. He has to pick up every stick he sees and throw rocks and inspect everything. Again, just like his daddy.

He really has no idea how lucky he is to have THIS as his backyard.

When we got down to the water we watched all the crew teams go back and forth. This is pretty much a standard Saturday event now that it's warm. Some of the teams were right up close to the where we were watching, so close we could talk to them as they went by.

Kristian and some of our neighbor friends helped make a little make-shift fire pit down by the water and they will go down in the evenings and roast marshmallows and hang out (and drink beer). So there are a bunch of logs on the ground to use for seats. Hunter and I sat for a long time on the log just watching the water, while he held onto his stick of course.
I foresee many riverside chats in our future.

After we put Hunter to bed, Kristian and I lit a candle and grabbed some wine (me) and beer (him) and just sat out on our deck and relaxed. It was the perfect way to end the evening.


Heather said...

Looks like a great day! Gosh, what a beautiful area to live in.

Fiona said...

You live in such a beautiful place!! I am in awe! I can see why Hunter loves getting out to explore so much. Sounds like a perfect weekend! :)

Nat said...

Wow that's so lucky you have that river right in your backyard! How awesome!

Nessa said...

Wow so pretty! I wish that was in my backyard.
I can't wait to be able to do stuff like this with Chloe if the weather ever gets better.