So, this year we are homeschooling the kids. One of the great benefits of homeschooling is being able to take my kids on field trips and spend some time outside. I get together with a homeschooling group here on Fort Rucker quite often, but today we decided to go for a walk as just the family. We went to Beaver pond. The pond has a trail that loops around it. We kept a look out for all kinds of creepy crawlies and forest critters. We saw fuzzy caterpillars, and garden spiders.
We saw so many spiders with their incredible webs, but by the end of the walk we had stopped mentioning them because they were everywhere.
Nolan wanted to walk most of the way and by the time were had finished our walk he wanted to be held and fell asleep in my arms. It has been hard for me to get outside as often as I should with the kids. Part of me is just exhausted from chasing after my two younger kids. I think it is getting easier though. Melody and Orrin are really helping out and Adrian is more self sufficient. When I am outside like we were today I remember how good it is to feel alive.