Sunday’s weather was much colder then last weekend, but still sunny. We headed back out to Caledonia State Park and decided to hike a new trail. It is one of the easy trails, but nice and long, and just beautiful. This time instead of sweatshirts we had to wear coats + scarves, but despite the cold it was a good walk.
The kids had tried to play on the playground there (we were the only ones) but everything was still covered in layers of melting snow so that was quick lived. It was actually snowing yesterday evening and we woke up to a thick layer on all the cars.
We found a frozen lake on the hike and the kids spent a great deal of time throwing rocks onto it trying to break the ice. If the ground had been dry I would of sat and read awhile but instead I walked around a bit to keep warm and had to keep saying things like “don’t get your hands in the water” and “don’t use your shoes to break the ice”. I felt sure one of them was going to get just a little too close to the edge and fall in, but luckily we left the lake before that could happen.
Once we were back home there was some painting. B is working on painting a treasure chest he bought and I had some random things to work on.
For dinner to make it a little fun I folded the napkins into bunnies. I followed the easy instructions here. It was so easy that I may never put plain napkins at the table again. I’ll have to look up more for a variation, but these would be cute for Easter. My 13 yr old was unimpressed, but the five year old thought they were the bee’s knees…and really so I did I.