Skip to main content

Adventures at the Nature Center

On Saturday morning, we took a little trip
to the local Nature Center.  Because we all had
museum passes, it was FREE.  Nothing like doing something
fun that is completely free.

Ruby and Anna had fun playing with one another 
when they were not insistent on being carried.

The boys exploring an old log cabin.
Uncle Ben would love this.

Savannah is upset because she has learned there
are no Assistant principal positions at the VA
for Tony.  She was even more upset when Daddy told her we could
not move to KY at this time.

Anna getting a lift from Larry.  I am surprised
Ruby did not get jealous.

Xander having a little fun being livestock.
Boys will be boys.  They all loved the tractor.

These llamas stunk and were not friendly, but Ruby still 
wanted to pet one.
Ruby was obsessed with any photo opportunity.
She loves seeing herself on the camera.

Larry clowning around.

One of the Dietrich boys having some fun.

The wolves were a huge attraction at this nature center.
They were absolutely beautiful.

Look at this caged animal.  Isn't she cute?

Here is Ethan enjoying the Turtle pond.

All the kids enjoyed the cut outs for some more
posing fun.
Some sliding fun.

The dynamic duo were whispering at this tank.
When I peeked to see what had their interest, 
it was a cute little turtle.

Ruby was enthralled at what was in this tank.
I go to see what it is, and it is an icky snake!
So not my child.

We survived the nature center and did not lose any


Sandy said…
Great pics, looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Doing some blog walking this am and realized we have several things in common, strong family ties, crafting, and we're both Scorpio's!

Swing by for a visit, welcome mats always out

Popular posts from this blog

Beach Blanket Bingo

Last week we packed our bags and headed for Hilton Head Island. We had never been there before and heard rave reviews from quite a few friends.  Being just 5 hours from our house, how could we not look into it. Such a love affair between father and daughter. These two absolutely adore one another. My fearless Ethan.  He scared me too death because he was always out far from the beach and alone. He had absolutely no fear and was a pro on that little boogie board. Funny story, on our first day there,  Ethan had gotten out a little far and was alone so Larry Denzil went out to join him. Behind Ethan, Larry saw a fin peer up out of the water  in reaching distance and pulled Ethan to him. When he turned toward the shore, it was just a dolphin.  Whew!   I absolutely love this picture.  Ethan just sat in the shallow pool of water and did what looked like synchronized swimming.
Xander and Larry both boogie boardin' fools. Larry tried to hit dad up for a surf board. What was he thinking?  I can tell teen years …

A Young Man Turns 9

It is so hard to believe that my oldest boy turned 9 on Dec 30th. 9 years! Wow. We began our journey with little Larry at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD. My 17 week ultrasound had shown that I was carrying twins in which 1 twin had died just the week before. It was such devastating news. I remember lying there thinking do such things happen. The poor OB cried along with us. He honestly was not sure what the outcome would be for the living twin because it appeared the 2 babies shared a sac. Not only did they share a sac, but it also appeared the 2 might even be conjoined at the abdomen. Of course I went to a specialist who was able to determine the "syndrome." I really HATE that word. But my baby had what is known as OEIS Syndrome. Oomphalocoele, Exstrophy, Imperforate Anus, Spina Bifida. Wow. What is this and do such things really exist? Well, the specialist really only wanted to help us out in 1 way, abortion. He felt this child would never live a normal life. And yet he had never…

One Last Summer Hurrah

Well, our saturday got off to a rocky start, but in the end, I think we all enjoyed ourselves.  We started the morning off by running a few quick errands.  On our way home, we stopped at the local Krispy Kreme and went to Carrier Park for breakfast.  While at the park, Larry and the kids did a little exploring and I found this neat tree.  Each kid was super excited to climb up and have their picture taken.  Xander was the first.  He had absolutely no fear and climbed up fairly high.  He was much higher than any other child.

This is my favorite picture of little Larry.  He just looks like such a man here.  He is really good at posing for shots too.  Can you tell I take hundreds of pictures of the kids because they instinctively know just how to pose.

We placed Ruby and Ethan up in the tree.  Both of them wanted down as soon as they were up. Ethan said he was too high.

Here is my beautiful Savannah.  She is growing so fast.

Ruby loved the tree once Daddy was in it with her. As a matter of fact,…