Urban Forest Play
From the deep woods to the rocky beach.
Yesterday we trekked our group from the trail heading towards the beach leaving University Hill. All the girls frolicked there way down the hill waving ferns and fallen maple leaves around like wands and fairy wings. Stomping through gravel as if they were bears. Arrow ran the entire distance down the hill to the beach.
When we reached the beach the 3 bigger kids took off for the shoreline to explore sea kelp, barnacles and build their creations from the bits of sand they found. There was a few rounds of hide and go seek, and a group snack break on the huge log. When it was clear everyone was losing steam we made the huge uphill trek to the top of the hill. The big kids made it all the way back with minimal complaining by way of singing made up songs and make believe play and the promise of a secret snack at the top. Arrow napped her way back asleep in the ergo so mama had herself a workout.
I was surprised to see the girls still had energy left when we got back. Everyone enjoyed the secret snack of animal cookies before becoming little dancers and the orchestra.
We said or goodbyes and hopped on a bus to go meet the husband.