“Gavin, do you want to go on an adventure in our creek?” I asked my 5 year old son with a great deal of enthusiasm.
“Yeah, we are going to the creek, we are going to the creek. I will get my old shoes so I can walk in the water,” he replied with an obvious abundance of joy.
Summer vacation for a teacher is that time to walk a bit slower, take random naps, travel to far off lands, and spend quality time with the family. Today was just another day on my summer vacation where we made our own fun around the house. Take a peek at some of our footage of Gavin and I documenting our adventure in the creek behind our house.
Come along follow me…
On our way to the creek Gavin spotted a white caterpillar so we stopped to investigate
Gavin was full of questions once we were down in the creek and I am so glad I brought the camera to document his enthusiasm. Here he was wondering why some parts of the creek were deeper than others and he grabbed a stick to measure the depth. Watch his accuracy when he measured the depth and then notice him counting out the inches to himself. Pretty cool
A visit to the creek would not be complete without crayfish.
The teacher in me kept asking questions and pointing out the small details of the fossilized rocks, the eroding banks, and the plants but I really didn’t have to do much but listen, really listen to Gavin and spend time taking note of those things he found interesting. However, there was one moment where I spotted a fern and thought I would help Gavin compare its leaves to the plants surrounding it, but he was obviously not interested. There was a large rock formation on the other side of the creek that was far more interesting. Kinda funny ~ the kids keep us real.
Let us stop for a moment to enjoy the sound of the gurgling water…ohh, ahh…
Here is a collection of other photos we took along the way. Hope you enjoy!
Every day is a gift and I am fortunate enough to share a bit of mine with you.