Monday, May 5, 2014

sunny day at mccormick's creek

Sunday was a beautiful day so we decided to go hiking at McCormick's Creek with friends who were visiting from Tennessee.  Being the poor planners that we are, we arrived at naptime so Theo protested a little as we started down the trail and wanted to be carried a lot, but overall he had a great time. Dexter is the Energizer Bunny. It was a 2 mile trail.

Couldn't have asked for a prettier day. Just a couple of weeks ago, there would have been no green on the trees. 

They both loved this hollow tree with a front and back door. They both barely fit inside but thought it was really cool. 

Tired boy.

Doing a little rock climbing/crossing to get a better view of a cave.

My best friend is so good about stealing my camera to get some rare photos of me with the boys. THANK you Em!

Theo and Ryan are so tiny compared to the trees towering above Wolf Cave.

Whatchu talkin' 'bout?

Always one of my favorite features of a creek hike - til I step in the freezing cold creek water! Dexter also loved crossing the creek multiple times during our hike.

By far, their favorite part of our day was throwing rocks in the creek.  Endlessly entertaining. I had such an a-ha moment while we were watching them here.  Simple pleasures in life...this is all they need. Have you seen the articles {like this} going around on Facebook? It's about how childhood is innately magical and we (as a culture/society nowadays) do too many things to try to MAKE childhood magical. It just is, on it's own. I have to agree. These moments are the ones I think they will remember. I hope they do. I know I will. 

Such a great day.

Treats at a nearby mom 'n pop shop on our way home. 

Of course I realized after they left that the group shots of us are on my best friend's camera.  :( I will edit and add one to this post... as soon as she emails it to me. :) 

I hope you were able to enjoy some time with people you love this weekend. 



  1. Umm, oh my goodness this place looks sooo pretty! Love all your photos. Of course especially the one with you in it! :) Hooray for photos with your boys. Funny we had very similar Sundays. :) Now I want to get my photos up. BUT...I have Noah's birthday posts scheduled. AND Easter to still blog first!

    1. Oh my gosh I don't know how you ever keep up Mindi!! Yes, I thought the same thing when you posted on fb about a nature walk or hike. So fun!

  2. Leland loves throwing rocks into water. It entertains him forever.

    1. It's such a simple joy...something about it just warmed my heart and I wanted to let them stay all day, not rushing them at all.