Gone are our winter boots and in come the rubbers and spring coats! This past weekend the boys and I took a hike on a beautiful sunny (but still chilly) afternoon. We just walked around home but it’s still fun to get outdoors and spend time with them. They point out different things every time we’re out.
King of the mountain! This is taken on a rock pile in the gravel pit not far from our house and is far less dangerous than it looks in the picture. Oliver loves to climb the piles over and over again.
After we were done in the gravel pit, we walked through a field to get to the driveway back home. Oliver and I had this exchange:
Oliver started screaming very loudly (happy screams).
I said, “That’s your outside voice! Let it all out, as loud as you want!”.
After screaming a few times, Oliver said, “That’s a gecko!”
Me: “A gecko? A gecko is a little lizard. I don’t think a gecko would make that big noise”.
Oliver was thoughtful for a second, then screamed again. Then he said, “Mommy, the sound – it comes right back to me!”.
Me: “That is called your echo!” (In hindsight, I should have caught on to where we went wrong at this point?!)
Oliver was thoughtful again for a second. Then he said, “Oh, I thought it was an armadillo”.
I’m still not sure where the armadillo part came from but clearly I should have caught on earlier that he meant “echo” when he said “gecko”. Ha… it was quite funny at the time!
I like these next two pictures because they show two brothers who love being outside, exploring together and sharing what they are finding with each other. I do so love it when they get along.