A Hike at the Old Farm

The Man spent large chunks of Holy Week and the Easter Octave on call in the hospital but we still squeezed in lots of outdoor time in the sunshine. This week we tried a couple forest preserves we’d never visited before along with low-key walks and playground visits. These pictures were all taken on a walk at a local farm that the local conservancy bought for public use. It felt like we should be filming a BBC Jane Austen production in this scenery.

By some miracle not a single child fell in the creek (though someone did throw themselves down in the mud during a tantrum). Jenny completed the entire hike on her own two legs, a first for her. Thanks to her start as a micro-preemie she’s tended to meet physical milestones a bit later than normal but we’re seeing huge progress as she approaches her third birthday. She graduated from feeding therapy last week, too! At one point she balked in the trail, terrified of a dead tree trunk up ahead. Before I could help her Jack (4) stepped in, took her hand, and walked her safely past reassuring her that it was just a tree as they went. It’s a sweet moment to remember in the midst of the raucous sibling battles that sometimes break out around here.

 

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2 thoughts on “A Hike at the Old Farm

  1. Sarah
    Just wanted to encourage you to keep recording these sweet days. Just now I’m going through my old paper diaries (for an exciting project) and smiling at all the memories I’d forgotten back when mine where all little. In fact a little older than yours, wish I’d started diaries earlier

    • Thanks for the encouragement to stick with it! I love looking back and seeing stories and tidbits we’ve forgotten just a year or two later, let alone the treasure trove of decades of memories.

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