Toddler Camping

We took a night before our new baby comes to go tent camping with our little man, and it went well. Wahoo!  He was able to experience setting up camp, having a campfire, eating fresh s’mores, going for a little “hike” and sleeping in a tent with a sleeping bag as his bed. Thankfully, he…

Canadian Parks in 10

Back in June, I had the opportunity to cross the border for a hiking/camping adventure with three girlfriends. Here are some facts about our trip in the form of a “top 10”:  10 – Quality Hikes (jaw-dropping mountains, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls abound)  9 – Days Travel (yes, I left my two men behind sadly) …

Great Outdoors

If you have a little extra time in your busy summer schedule, there is still a little time left in June to celebrate Great Outdoors Month! Currently, I am enjoying the last days of June in Banff & Jasper National Parks! Earlier this month though, my dear husband planned the BEST date! He took me…

Happy Trails

“Why did I even bother with the hassle of their stroller?!?” That was the very thought running through my head as my toddler took off down the trail ahead of me. If I knew he was going to be so thrilled to take the trails by foot, I would have grabbed my backpack and happily…

Deciphering Toddler

I am always up for a good challenge. Lately, that challenge is deciphering my toddler’s very intentional phrases and “words”. It is really quite fun! He recently started to adamantly and carefully put different sounds together as he attempts to say words and phrases that sound like what Dad and Mom are saying. We can…

On Purpose

I really enjoy watching our little man play. He is quite often very intentional & thoughtful about what it is he is doing. He carefully studies things indoors and out, but thankfully not trying to taste everything like he often did at first. Watching him explore and bring purpose to his playing and daily activities…

National Ag Day – The Day After

Well, in an effort to get back into the swing of keeping up my writing (yes, I’ve done a horrible job of keeping up), here is another post…about time, I know! Thank you for your patience… First things first: “What is National Ag Day” you ask? The simple version: is a day set aside to…