>> Friday, August 7, 2009
I try to help my city boys develop a love of nature by spending a lot of time outdoors. We go to the playground, walk on the greenways, feed the ducks, throw rocks in the lake, and inspect the bugs and plants. I'm proud that my boys can tell the difference between a deciduous tree and a conifer and can identify many types of trees and flowers.
Here are some highlights from our walk this morning at North Hills Park:
The greenway at the park spirals down a great big hill. My boys took off on the path so quickly I could barely keep up.
After a few minutes, they decided to offroad it.
They found an uprooted tree and played "King of the Hill" on its roots.
Back on the path, Third Son stopped to inspect some rocks.
First Son showed off his strength by hoisting a fallen branch into the air (and then carrying it up the path for awhile).
Time for the hike back up the hill. Third Son worked hard to keep up with his brothers.
Look at those chubby little legs!
Back at the playground, Second Son wrestled with one of the diggers. Those things take some coordination!
North Hills Park is located at 100 Chowan Circle in Raleigh. It includes a playground, a tennis court, a baseball field, restrooms, and access to one of Raleigh's great greenways.
Have you taken any good nature walks lately?
*Long time readers of this blog may have noticed that this is the first time I've ever posted pictures of my kids. I also included a picture of my oldest on my last post at the Green Phone Booth. Why this sudden change?
I've been debating for awhile about whether or not I should include more pictures of my personal life. On the one hand, I think it makes the blog more enjoyable to read. On the other hand, I worry about my children's safety. I almost went the whole nine yards and called them by name, but at the last minute, I chickened out. Note also that none of these pictures give a good view of their faces.
Lots of other bloggers post pictures of their children online without a thought, and my husband insists that I'm being overly cautious. Am I just paranoid? And if I post pictures of them, is it silly to still keep their names a secret? What do you all think?