Thursday, November 6, 2008

We're Going On A Fall Treasure Hunt

Last weekend the weather was beautiful. On Saturday it was in the high 60's which is a treat at the beginning of November in South Dakota.  The kids wanted to go on an hunt for things to use for crafts.  We decided to go to one of our favorite spots, the Trails.  A couple miles from our house there is a beautiful area of trails with tons of trees by the river. They were on the look out for leaves, sticks, flowers, acorns and anything else they thought they could use.  Eric decided to be photographer while we were out on our adventure.  I think he took over 300 pictures in an hour and a half.  We had so much fun enjoying God's nature and the beautiful weather. 

Two weeks ago we were at this same spot.  The trees were full of colorful leaves.  Now the trees were almost empty and the river was full of leaves.  Emma wondered who was going to clean up all these leaves.  

I loved this picture of Shane peaking around the tree! 

Shane dropping a few treasures in his bag. 

The girls made a plan on the way.  They were determined to find some acorns for heads for the people they were going to make.  You would think with all these trees they would find some acorns.  They were out of luck so had to come up with plan #2.

Shane pulled out the pouty lip when he couldn't figure out how to get the stick in the bag.  He said, "Oh bummer, it doesn't fit!"

Alexa was on the hunt for treasures but also was on the hunt for places she could pose for pictures.  She was so funny.  She'd find a spot, pose, smile and wait for Eric to notice.

Miss Emma is usually Miss Photogenic! 

Shane jumping in the leaves! 

Emma and her giggles! 

Alexa running through the trees!

Enjoying our time together in God's beautiful creation!

Shane scaling up the tree.  Have you noticed that Shane is our active boy?  He's always up for an adventure.  He ended the day with some thistles in his shirt, grass stains on his pants and a scratch on his face from a branch that he says hurt him. 

What a beautiful fall day!


The Kaylor Kastle said...

From Fall to snow right? I saw Sioux Falls on the news today in a blizzard! I'm sure the kids had fun in that as well.

Flip-flop Mama said...

I love that picture of you and the kiddies! What a fun fall treasure hunt!

Nantucket Karen said...

Just started reading your beautiful blog; your children should be modeling as they are absolutely GORGEOUS!! You inspire me as a mother!
Nantucket Karen

mommy24treasures said...

what a fun hunt:)

Lori said...

Such gorgeous pictures, I love the one of Shane over the classic!

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