Exploration at the Arboretum today. Boy were we in for a surprise sighting! See if you can spot what we spotted. I'll give you a hint. They were just in time for Thanksgiving!
Gavin and Parker discovered "maple syrup." It was really sap but Gavin was so excited about the prospect of seeing maple syrup that I couldn't tell him otherwise. Gavin taught all about how maple syrup is collected. Thank you PBS.
The boys didn't think these branches were as cool as I thought they were.....
Maybe they didn't appreciate the branches because they couldn't be bothered to slow down long enough to notice them!
This is as close as I could get to a photo of them together, looking at the camera. Almost, but not quite!
Do you see what I see?
Gavin found this stick and quickly declared it was a "chicken paw." Don't you just love 4-year-olds? When I slow down long enough to appreciate it, I realize just how entertaining his creative juices are.
He tried making tracks with his chicken paw. Months later, it is still in our garage - the coveted chicken paw! He guards it like a hawk paying special attention so that Jasper doesn't chew up the chicken paw.