Then he headed up this little rivulet to see what the older ones were up to.
Summer here is p e r f e c t.
James wasn't too much further on the path up the water, exploring everything as he went along.
Madi loves the mud. Sometimes she pretends she doesn't, but she ends up in the thick of it every single time. Tyler did a little fishing, got a few bites, but didn't catch anything.
They caught a garter snake - Lewis' first snake! I think he's probably older than any of our other kids have been before they met their first snake. (Tyler is a snake lover. That's an understatement.)
I was worried Ben was going to love that thing to death. At one point, he was so enamored with the idea of seeing a snake swim that I thought that poor little guy would drown. Don't worry - he got released right back in his home where we found him about one minute after that incident.
Gram dug up a worm or two for Tyler to use for fishing - she was mighty proud!
James carried the worms and some grubs around on this bark for awhile. Here he is, telling me all about them. Again.
Oh, poor chilly baby is just about done with all this fun. Time for some mom-love, a little popcorn, a little nursing, a little water, and...
a little fishing. He caught a tree!
And there's Gram 'rearranging the furniture.' She cracks me up.
Gram went with the kids to cross the stream - what a good sport! There they are on the opposite bank celebrating their accomplishment.
We love having family visit, and it's so fun to share these times and memories with Gram and Papa! Thanks for coming, and come back SOON!