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Johnson’s Shut-ins Wet and Wild fun

The first time we took the kids to Johnson’s Shut-ins, they were strapped in life jackets and wore swim shoes. Josh and I would follow them around repeating “be careful” and “watch out”! Oh how time has changed things. Life jackets and swim shoes weren’t a requirement and Josh and I watched our kids and …

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Becoming a wild family

When I first started this blog years ago, I had decided to document our adventures in becoming WILD!Β first blog post Wild as in being outside. Wild as in loving to learn about nature. Wild as in being barefoot and climbing treesΒ Β  and getting muddy and catching bugs and toads! Wild as in having an untamed …

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Fun times today

We squeezed in a hike today- the weather was perfect, the park was perfect, and attitudes were perfect! Eddie discovered a catfish head… …and Andre wondered aloud…  “do you think it drowned?”  (#homeschool 😝) *Andre was immediately embarrassed 😩 and we all had a good laugh!* We got to touch cattails for the first time! They …

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Barefoot Baseball ⚾️ 

Josh suggested that, after church, we go play baseball at the park… and before I could say no, he enticed me with these sweet words, “You can play barefoot!” How could I say no LOL πŸ˜†!! Yesterday we bought the kids wooden bats at a garage safe for $1 each!  We bought the bats with …

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Wild birthday fun!

We drove to KY for my niece’s wild birthday party… Little House on the Prairie style! It was great to meet up with several of my sisters and their families! For the occasion I made my sister and her four kids blue bonnets…  Birthday Party Activities: Foraging in the backyard I took the kids around …

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Camping Activities

Simone and I had entirely too much fun Girl Scout camping this weekend!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ As I mentioned before- we were in covered wagons… so we had A Little House On The Prairie theme. We sewed bonnets for all the girls to wear! …and bonnets for the mothers too! I bought vintage aprons and some beautiful …

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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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Laser tag… Kid style

Between thunderstorms… The summer heat is still turned up here in the STL! We took another fishing class today where Eddie caught the smallest fish LOL!! The kids also had an early morning swim meet today! So, needless to say- no more sun for us today!! β˜€οΈ But the kids got creative in the newly …

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Hot Dog… It’s Hot outside!

We went on a 30/30 hike today – 2.7 miles! In the afternoon sun! Ugh!!    It was fun, though, and we saw a beautiful mini- waterfall!     *who is that woman with short hair? LOL!!     After the walk we went to a splash park…  The kids claimed they weren’t going to get …

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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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