Hello, my friends!
On Saturday, my siblings, and I ventured into the woods and played hide and go seek, had a log rolling contest (not the normal log rolling contest – Something a bit different!), wandered around in the woods, enjoyed the spring-like weather in February (although Winter has now returned.) and generally had a blast.
Here are a few photos. Not the prettiest because the woods are dead and brown right now but there are a few fun ones in there.
We’ll start with while we’re walking there. . .
Walking in the woods
Here is one of the trails, we call Maple Grove because it’s where a lot of our maple trees are at. It all looks kind of dead right now though, in the spring, summer, and fall it’s pretty.
I made Mercy pause and let me get this one of her. . .she wasn’t supposed to stop walking all together though, just stop running, but we’ll go with it. 😂
The Log Rolling Contest
Alright, so we had two stacks of wood, one on the top of the hill, and the other at the bottom. Mom had the brilliant idea to have a contest to see which of the kids could get the most to the stack at the bottom. . .
They were trying to get the wood down this path. Note I said they. . .I opted out and just stood at the bottom grabbing random photos of them and dodging pieces of wood and younger siblings.
Onto the actual photos. . .
I’m not exactly sure what happened in this photo. . . I think Jewel slipped but I’m not 100 percent sure. . .anyway, I thought it was kinda cool how her boots stirred up the snow.
I can’t tell and I don’t remember if he fell or if he was crawling on purpose, after all, it was a decently steep hill (despite how the photo made it look) and it was snowy and icy. So he might have fallen or found the sliding was faster but I have no idea.
A random floating chunk of wood. I think one of the kids dropped it on the way down. . .
And the fruit of their labors. . .a neat stack of wood at the bottom of the hill. Overall I think the log rolling went pretty well! :’D
Hide and Go Seek
Next activity! Hide and go seek! Luke started out as the finder so all of scurried to find our hiding spots.
I hid in this mess of tangled vines and such. . .it was poky but thankfully I came out unscathed.
Can you find Mercy? 😂
My hiding place for the second round which Jewel and Levi were the seekers for. This spot was better and just hit myself between the trees. Much more comfortable and less poky.
One of Luke hiding by the creek! He was actually better hidden than the photo shows.
Just a few random photos I caught from that day.
I love this one so much! The tiny pine cones and the trees in the background, despite the saggy winter evergreen branches it is pretty.
Here’s Luke (Wow, I took a lot of him. . .) climbing up into the tree house up there that they’ve been working on fixing up.
And we’ll end with this one of Mercy swinging! (There was one of me that Mercy took but I can’t find it now. 😅) I love the shadow on the ground.
Overall, it was a really fun day! I enjoyed having a bit of spring in the middle of February. (And now winter’s back–it’s snowing and cold outside right now.)
Did you enjoy seeing all the photos? What was your favorite? Do you like spending time in the woods?
P.S. As you probably noticed, I’ve been playing with my blog design again because I didn’t like how it looked before. So please bear with me as I change it around and find a style I like. 😅 I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you think it looks too. :’D