Friday, June 20, 2008

Tree Huggers

Well...we ventured out to the Morton Arboretum today to commune with nature, visit trees etc. As most of you already know, I am not really a nature type girl. Camping...not really, fishing...only to keep my husband happy, visiting with trees...well...yeah.

Down by the dragonfly

But...the arboretum has a wonderful new exhibit of very large bugs made from wood by an artist that truly are spectacular to see and their children's garden is a wonder in itself. Not only is the Children's garden full of wonderful things to do but it is mostly accessible which makes it a great destination for us. A lot of thought went into the building of this place to make it accessible to everyone and even fun for someone who has limited mobility. Something I really appreciate.

(note: Austin is missing because he does not like photographs...he even gave us a hard time about having an x-ray when we called it a "picture". Go figure)

So, along with the neighbors, we packed up and headed off. We didn't even let the threat of coming thunderstorms dampen our enthusiasm for the day. Luckily, the storms did not appear until we were almost finished anyway and ready for lunch.

My daughter's favorite part of the place was anything that involved getting wet. She especially loved it when her brothers pumped water on her under the windmill. What fun!
Shawn loved anything that could be climbed on or run through.

Austin loved the really cool play areas that were all ramped so he could get right in there.

And I loved being outside on this beautiful morning...even if it did involve trees.

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

What fun. That is a great place, The Arboretum. Stay dry, hugs to all!