I spend the whole summer planning on getting to the arboretum, but something always seemed to come up. Either it was rain, or a terribly hot and sunny day that I didn’t want the kids out in so far from home. Luckily the last weekend of September was perfect. Sunny and a high of 65°, which Helena said was “too hot”.
The kids spent about four hours exploring the grounds, although very little of it was spent looking at the flowers that draw so many there. They would rather walk on the paths around it which bordered lakes, creeks, woods, and fields. Well, the field part was us getting lost, but it was a nice walk before we ate a packed dinner there.
Inside the Big Build
Helena picked up whatever she found on the ground
Ada at a fountain.
There aren't too many photos of just these two anymore.
Ada finished the day 31 cents richer than it began
...and she was happy about it.
Now Liam and Ada are in another fountain with water lillies
Another forced pose for the photographer
Running after a "chick-monk"
Crossing a "river" on stones
Rock band photo
Helena likes to climb trees
Helena looking over the lake
Liam and Ada found a snake. This whole episode took a half hour.
Ada telling me more about the snake.
Big Bad Wolf
More climbing trees. However Liam had found a balloon at the farmers' market in the morning so he spent more time with that than with the trees.
Ada getting far off the ground.