everyday. ravine take two

The ravine adventure strikes us again! But this time we went with Matt. As we adventured down the drop-off and into the woods yet again, we had a few observations. First we feel like this should be a specific early-spring adventure. Mostly because there is probably going to be a TON of poison ivy around this area soon. There are a LOT of prickly branches and weeds even now. Not to mention the infestation of deer ticks that will soon occur. So. We will enjoy this fun while we can!

As before. Ethan did fabulous. We taught him about moss. And the creepy factor went up this time around because there was a huge flock of crows that continuously “cawed” and did big sweeping flights. (sooo creepy, but Ethan loved to try and find them in the trees).

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Yet Evy. She still cried most of the time. She finally perked up towards the end, but she seemed…..uneasy…dare I say almost scared. It was a bit odd. But she slowly started to relax and walk around!

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I think my favorite part of this was teaching Ethan how to find animal tracks. (And yes, I am clearly the most qualified animal-tracker-teacher-person that has ever lived). I am pleased to announce that Ethan found deer tracks completely independently and correctly!

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Then, after an hour, it was time to head home. But we first had to encourage in one more adventure. Climbing and jumping off of rocks! Only one slip-up and bruise happened which isn’t too bad! Ethan said “It’s high and I fell”. Matt (REAL QUOTE) responded, “It is dangerous but that’s what makes it fun!” (everyone assumes it’s my genes that make up the spicy stuff of our kids. UM. The dad CLEARLY has some of that influence. Ask him. He said it. I promise. HA!).

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The funny part about this moment, was Evy REALLY wanted to do it too. So I found a tiny little rock that she can climb onto. And she owned that rock like a BOSS. She was looked at it like it was Everest and then conquered it. So proud.

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