Category Archives: park

Beavers at Sioux Passage

We went on a very chilly hike today to a park by the Missouri River, Sioux Passage. It felt great to be outside… …but we became truely excited when we saw signs of beavers! ​Finding trees that have been chewed on by a beaver left us awestruck! Seeing the teeth marks and the wood shavings …

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Dangerous BoysΒ 

Since the beginning of the school year, I’ve been co-leading a boy’s group dubbed The Dangerous Boys.  My partner in crime, Heather, and I decided to start a homeschooler’s boy’s club so our boys could have a group to belong to.  We meet twice a month and try to learn things, make things, and have …

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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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Missouri Botanical Gardens πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ³πŸƒ

We went to the Missouri Bitanical Gardens today with my parents and some cousins – and had a fabulous time 😊 We were there for 4 hours and walked a total of 5 miles!  We obviously saw many beautiful flowers… From water lilies to Crown of thorns, and Venus fly traps! We saw one adorable …

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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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Fishing class 101

We went to a fishing class today.    We learned about fishing poles and how to cast it into the water.  For a closed reel: you hold the button, pull your arm back and as you bring your arm foward you release the button which allows your line to soar into the water. The kids …

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Our 1st Youth Fishing Experience πŸŽ£

We woke up early this morning and headed out to some local fishing ponds! Our city was hosting a youth fishing experience.     We were super lucky to have an experienced fisherman helping us out… We learned a lot, had fun, and even got a trophy!    All the kids caught a fish!    Simone’s …

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Tower Grove Park Tour… And observing ducks and geese

We went to Tower Grove Park today. We first visited with a statue of William Shakespeare. There are four Shakespeare plays represented around the statue… Near the statute is the one of the oldest trees in the park… A true original from when Henry Shaw founded the park. Mulberry Tree The tree has been there for 136 …

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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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