Do you ever get to the point where you just need something for your kids to do other than sit at a computer or in front of the TV? I mean, we do school 4-5 hours a day, Monday-Friday, but when that is done, they often gravitate towards electronics!!
I often wish we lived at a place where they had something to do outside....like woods, animals, or something. But most "hobbies" like animals take money, of which we have no abundance of....
So, today Dan and Danny took their ax, weed whacker (not gas or battery powered, arm-powered) and a little branch snippers and made a path into the "woods" beside our house. Now, I would have never ventured to do this.....the "woods" look too overgrown and I had idea's of coyotes, snakes and such living in there!!
Turns out, once you break through the outer barrier of brush, it's actually quite inviting!!
Danny welcoming Tamara and I to "his woods".
They blazed a trail into the woods, and cut out a little clearing....then built a wall out of vines and branches, etc.
The wall they made....
I see a lot of time spent in the woods in their future!
While the guys were making a trail they found a partially buried piece of green tin and a long board that had roof rivets in it....we are pretty sure they either came off of our house or the shop next door during that awful tornado in 2004! (the year before we moved here)
A closer-up shot of the tin...
They also made a little trail to the creek.....
I am so thrilled that Dan took this time with Danny to make a place for them to release some of their creative energy that was being taken over by the world of electronics!! **just hope they keep their eyes open for snakes!** :P
Max found a deer bone in the woods and was enjoying it! :) He has been our "naughty" dog. While we were in SC over Christmas, he dug out under the fenced in back yard....TWICE! Since we are home he has done it another time or three! :P I hope he soon learns his lesson!
Dan and Rex....
It's been a good, relaxing Saturday. Danny is at the park playing soccer with friends while Dan does his run on the bike trail......(he is training to run his first ever half marathon in March!!) I am so proud of him! :)
Tonight we are going to hear the Hinson Sisters in Marianna and then going to do some grocery shopping at Walmart.
So, aside from washing and doing dishes, that has been my day! Oh, and did I mention it is a BEAUTIFUL near 80 degrees day??? And they say this is January?? :) I'm looking forward to a record breaking low Jan. electric bill!! :) Yay!