R and S at Halfway Creek
It was one of the last really nice days of the year so far. Windy but warm with delightful golden light from the nearly setting sun. We met at the playground because all great adventures start out with a healthy dose of play. First up, a game of hide and seek, otherwise known as, "Test the photographer's reflexes". I missed on this one, a second too late to catch the face peeking out at me, and all that remained was one teasing hand.
After more hiding and peeking, little S. finally rewarded me by coming down the slide.
Meanwhile, R. had finished getting her hair braided and got some air time on the swings.
Then we headed over to the modern day version of the teeter-totter.
After a bit more fun, we decided to check out the trail. Across the bridge we went...
...but were soon delighted to find that new playground equipment had been installed on the other side. So, of course, we had to stop and play on it.
Finally, we headed over to the trail. I think R. was a bit tuckered out from all the playing.
A short walk later, we found ourselves under the highway and peeking down into the creek at the mini-waterfall.
It was a bit dark under there and made me wish I hadn't left my flash in the car! The beauty of doing both photos and video, though, is that video is more forgiving of low light, so I put it to good use filming the girls having a ball tossing stones into the creek below.
We headed off to find the rusty bridge but stopped on the way to cast some magic spells.
And practice making letters.
With a little convincing, the girls walked the bridge together.
A little playing in the dirt...
... and then it was time to practice counting with the leaves.
Of course, no walk on the trail is complete without bubbles. :)
By this time, it was getting quite dark and we realized the sun had set while we were busy playing. So we started heading back towards the park but had to stop and collect nuts along the way.
Thanks for the lovely walk, girls! I had a lot of fun and I hope you did, too. :)
And here's our walk with the movement and sound included:
Michelle- I love the narrating! I hadn't remembered practicing making letters with sticks! What an educational (great for mom) and playful (great for R&S) walk along the trail! Thank you for your extreme patience:)
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