|My 10 year old daughter took this picture today...I love it!|
Today is Mother's Day...how did you celebrate the day? We spent the afternoon at a local State Park, on the hunt for the elusive (at least for us, anyway) Morel mushroom. My husband always says that Mother's Day weekend is the best time to find them. How ironic for me, though...to spend "my" special day searching for something I don't even like! Yeah, I am not a big fan of mushrooms. But I enjoy looking for them with my husband, and our daughter seems to have the mushroom eye. Daddy said she could go along mushroom hunting with him any time! One word of advice though...mushroom hunting with a three year old...a very busy three year old boy...is not easy. But it was so fun to see him having fun and experiencing the wonder of God's creation! Here are some pictures of our day, one we will all remember, I hope!
|First, we play...while daddy scouts out some potential mushroom spots|
|The first casualty of the day...a splinter|
|Not sure how I got Little Mister to be still and pose so nicely, but glad for the great shot of my precious kiddos!|
|After texting daddy that the natives were getting restless and thirsty, he came back and unlocked the van. We had a quick snack and some water and then hit the trail...each with our own "mushroom stick"|
|Mushroom Hunter and Apprentice...lesson one, the stance|
|Mister tries his hand at searching for mushrooms|
|Look what Hannah found! Daddy walked right by it!|
|Her first mushroom...a half-free Morel|
|I couldn't believe I actually found a real Morel...this is the first Morel I've ever found!|
|We love nature...it's so fun! Except for the swarms of gnats lying in wait along the trail...|
|The kids and I stopped at the lake while Daddy ventured into the deep, dark woods to find some more mushrooms. Mister probably tossed half the gravel there into the lake! Here, he is observing the effects of gravity and fluid dynamics (:|
|It was very beautiful and serene here...I wished that Bob Ross was there to help me paint some happy little trees...|
|Some people say "cheese"...we say "Happy Stinkin' Gnat Day"|
There were A LOT of gnats...it was like a Biblical Gnat plague, seriously...
|Mister did great on our long trek in the woods at "Tato Creep" park...but fizzled out at the end and Daddy had to carry him a while. What a trouper though!|
|Our Morel "Motherload" - about a pound or so. Daddy found the biggest ones on his first search while we were at the playground.|
Today was just absolutely lovely. The weather was perfect...a little over 70 degrees and sunny...we all just had a great time. It was so relaxing to stroll along in all that nature and drink in the beauty of all that God created. And marvel at the children He used me to create as well. I am so blessed to be their mother! God could have picked anyone to fill that role, but He chose me...sometimes I can't figure out exactly why, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
I will lay down and sleep in perfect peace tonight...