Category Archives: adventures

Did you fall into a mud puddle??

My husband came home from work today to muddy shoes lining the walkway… And he asked me, “What happened today? Did you fall into a mud puddle?” “Kind of?!” I replied… 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳 It started as a hike into the woods with our neighbor… First they found a toad 🐸 (Who needs a bug catching box …

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Wild Acres Park

We went to Wild Acre park with the challenge of finding more wild flowers than my sister, Sonja, and her family did.  We ended up discovering way more than just beautiful flowers!! 🌺 Sonja had sent me a text the other day with some photo collages of 20 wild flowers she had found on a …

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A swinging FUN time πŸŒ³

The next best thing to climbing up a tree is swinging from a vine!    Edison swinging…    Simone swinging…    Andre swinging…    Elijah swinging…    Me 😳    The kids continued playing “rescue” on the vine by swinging onto the fallen log and rescuing each other! This lasted over an hour!    We only …

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A wild walk in the city

Eli and his cousin needed some outside time while we were visiting at an aunt’s house… In the city… Next to highways and gas stations and firework stands. We had to walk across a vast barren parking lot – but… … Behind the parking lot was a bit of untamed wilderness…Just enough for two little …

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Land Snakes Alive πŸ

Today we went to the river with some friends to celebrate Memorial Day πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ   We had a fantastic day in the sun β˜€οΈ Burying each other   I LOVE how much Simone laughed at Eddie as he escaped from the sand!     Jumping out of trees into the water… I even jumped… What a Thrill!    …

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My campfire name is…Skull Queen β˜ 

I just got back from an amazing camping trip with Simone and her Girl Scout Group!    We had a fantastic time πŸ’œ My favorite activity was the Adult Hike I went on where we found a rabbit skull and a deer skull!       … Hence the name Skull Queen ☠ (I like that Simone …

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Having a proper picnic at Wilderness Park

We decided to have a real picnic at the park.   Despite the park being surrounded by major roads, it really is a haven for wild animals. We have even seen a coyote here in years past – from the car thankfully! We usually bring food with us whenever we go to parks- but it’s in …

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A wet and WILD park tour

We went to Blackburn Park for a park tour. We went to this park as our very first tour a few months ago and focused on Sink Holes! This time we were hoping to see young owls… Which we didn’t – but we had a Wet and Wild Fun time in the rain identifying plants …

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Spirit of St. Louis Air Show πŸ›©βœˆοΈπŸ›©

We got free tickets to the air show ✈️    It was quite chilly today – but we all got a free sample of hot coffee β˜•οΈ    The first booth I saw- was the St. Louis County Parks! 🌸    The airplanes were AMAZING!!!    Military Helicopter        Inside an Air Refueling Plane …

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Yes- I do allow my children to climb trees

This post was first about having Patience in The Wild… But it turned into a self-affirmation that- Yes, I let my children climb trees and there is nothing wrong with it! 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳 What is patience? Patience is waiting your turn to climb to the top of the tree!       We found the perfect climbing …

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