Monday, November 17, 2008

Better

We got out for a hike Saturday morning and it was just what we needed. Rainer is still pretty weak, but that was okay. He mostly got carried around or sat by the creek throwing in rocks.
We were lucky to have the place all to ourselves. Dieter pretended we "lived" there and named the different areas as various rooms in the "house." I love that kind of pretend play.
Later on we made a little nature table.
Rainer arranged those rocks on the edge all by himself.
We left it there for future visitors.
Eventually we want to find a "spot" in nature that is more remote. But for now our little creek visits are just right.
Hope you all had a great weekend too!
Goodbye!

15 comments:

Carrie said...

I'm so glad to see you all out in the world! It looks like a delightful fall scene despite the temperatures.

Sarah said...

That looks like such a healing day!

mbutterfudge said...

It must have been wonderful for you guys to get away from the world and spend some time with your boys. Thats how it should be. Theres something so powerful to be alone with your children, in nature, away from the chaos and noise of people.
It warms my heart to see your little family. Much love, ClareX

melissa s. said...

i remember doing the same thing when i was little: making little houses with rooms out in the woods. sounds like a wonderful, restorative day.

Its_Lily said...

"leaves" are some of my best finds when I'm out hiking. I don't find them often, but when I do, it brings a smile to my face. We created a 'leave' when we were in Grand Marais this past summer. It was beautiful - as is yours. Wish I could stumble upon it.

Di said...

I am glad to see you were able to get out and about and enjoy the weather and nature!!

Leslie said...

it looks like such a peaceful place by your creek...i love the idea of the little nature table for someone else to find. cute...it must be great for you to be home and enjoying the outdoors together.

Kelli said...

glad to see everyone getting back to your normal way of life. Love all the pics and the little nature table

Sharon said...

So happy to see you're finding a sense of normalcy again.

The Glamorous Life said...

So glad you are all home. So glad you are all together. And so glad you share these healing moments with us all.

vikki said...

so glad you are all home! just checkin in on you guys. what a beautiful weekend for a walk. I have to say I do envy your sunshine. we live in the beautiful NW and we get lots of rain! keeping you in our prayers!

love your blog! you are so talented.

Vikki (from flickr)

Rachel said...

So glad to hear that Rainer is feeling better. Love your little woodland nature table! :)

Iris said...

Wonderful moments Mary Beth! Enjoy!

vincent said...

Your blog is definately at the top of my list of BEST! I love your pictures and I love the inspiration you give.

vincent said...

That looks like the best way to spend any day... It is always so cleansing to spend time outdoors.