frozen creek play

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so, in a moment of slight desperation and realizing that micah’s day wasn’t going to improve unless he got active outside with someone, we went to the creek…a few blocks away.  we let the ice crack under our feet knowing that if it broke through we’d be in less than 2 feet of water.  it never broke, but the cracks i made under my weight impressed micah.  and the ice bubbles! so cool.

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we took eliza back the next day.  so very slowly am i growing to be satisfied that it was just 2 out of the 3 kids.  i’m learning to be okay with the natural growing of this family.  slowly.

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it really is a magical place that we visit in all seasons.  it had been way too long since our last visit.

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when we found these cute raccoon prints, eliza recognized them as kissing hands (from the book).

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we just got 5 inches of snow with cold temperatures predicted…i think we’ll go back again.  if you’re close enough, you should too!

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11 thoughts on “frozen creek play

  1. I was going to say I love the picture of Eliza laying on the ice. I do, but there are many more I love too. I love this post. That Caution sign was put up because of my friend Dave, and an incident that involved high water and him and his bike (now that I said that publicly, I hope I got the story right).

    Also, I wanted to say THANK YOU for your blog. For some reason (and I’m developing a theory that it may have to do with the constant status updates on facebook), blogging myself and even some of the blogs I read have become. . . mundane. Not this one. You’ve managed to maintain a richness and a depth here, and I appreciate it!

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  2. Love this post! This reminded me of when I was growing up and my folks would take us cross-country skiing on the rivers. So magical!

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  3. You have such a way of making Newton look so magical. Brings back a lot of good memories everytime I visit your blog. I love that both you and Jerry teach, it fits and I am sure you are both amazing at what you do.

    ~Jamie

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