Monday, July 06, 2009

get a little wild.



We love parks. We visit structured playgrounds quite often. The boys like climbing, swinging, sliding. Who doesn't? But we also love to leave the mulch and venture into the 'wild'. Most of our favorite places to wander to include beaches, lakes, rivers, wooded trails, and other spots off the beaten path.


There is something about childhood that lures kids to building forts, getting dirty, climbing hills and trees, and exploring the woods. Building secret places, being free.


So while playgrounds are fun exercise and fresh air, pleasure and excitement (and creativity) come from...more... Last weekend we ventured out for a wild park outing - the boys collected sticks, built forts, climbed rocks and steep hills, hiked woodsy trails and got very dirty.


They looked for bugs, climbed fallen tree bridges, and listened to birds.


Even after climbing a steep hill dozens of times they wanted to go back to the bottom and start again -

Wouldn't you?

16 comments:

Dawn said...

Yes, I would and my kids would LOVE that as well....ahh, the great outdoors, so glad you all actually get out in them!

Happy Tuesday! :)

Jessica said...

Yes, I would! I think parks are so under appreciated these days. They are my favorite places to head to...so serene and beautiful and full of fun!

nettlejuice said...

Something about the wilds that speaks to our souls. May we always have these wild haunts to ramble.

Lynch Family said...

That is our favorite place in Madison!

Stephanie said...

Wonderful!
Building a fort in the forest is a fine way to spend the afternoon!

I wish we had one within walking distance of our home!

erinode said...

Heya. I am a faily new reader to your blog and am enjoying it! Which park is this? Thanks!

Michelle said...

I know my little one would love that too. What a great experience. One that I'll bet they won't soon forget.

Lisa said...

Absolutely!!! That looks like the kind of place Goose and Binky would really enjoy. These photos really show how much your boys have grown!

Dawn said...

That does look like a fun place to play!

Megan at Simple Kids said...

How FUN is this?! Love it.

Jodi Anderson :: so NOT cool said...

Oh, we have had SUCH GOOD WEATHER for outside activities lately. I just love it.

I am glad that your family is enjoying it.

Jane said...

I agree. Natural playgrounds are the best!

MamaTea said...

Fantastically fun!! Freeing and lovely and wild. How awesome to have the opportunity :)

TheOrganicSister said...

(aah now it's letting me on your blog! darn computers sometimes!!)

we have a little hiking trail up in the mountains that has a lean-to just like that one. it's been there for years and we love hanging out in it. :)

~Tara

Alis said...

YAY!

Lake said...

This looks wonderful. Would you please share which park this is? It looks perfect for my family.