It’s been very hot but we’ve also had some cooler days that have been perfect for spending the day outside. On one of those recent cooler days, we took advantage of the weather and went on a walk in the woods. The Fullersburg Woods and Nature Center is a great spot for some outdoor fun. We spent some time playing in the nature center and then went on a trail. Big girl brought some of her “exploring tools.” She brought a magnifying glass and a flashlight so that she could really examine leaves and insects that crossed our path.
We’ve gone on this trail many times before but this was one of the first times when we went and it wasn’t humid and really hot. We could take our time and just enjoy being outside.
We saw many birds and insects and one frog. Last summer, when we were walking on the path, a young deer ran right in front of us and then we noticed the mama deer watching from behind some trees! This walk was not nearly as exciting but it was still fun.
The checklist thus far:
Go to the library. Go to the pool.
- Make banana pudding.
- Ride the train at the mall.
- Go to the playground.
- Make cookies.
- Go downtown.
Go on a hike. Have a picnic.
- Go to American Girl Place.
- Go to the beach.
- Go to the zoo.
Eat at Flat Top Grill. Read books.
- Eat at Noodles & Company.
- Get ice cream.
- Go to the splash pads downtown.
- Go to the water park.
- Go to a festival.
Go to the movie theater.
- Play on the McDonalds playground after lunch.
- Go to family fun festival downtown.
- Go to the Art Museum and go to the kids area after looking at paintings.
Go to the dinosaur museum (Field Museum).
- Go to the space museum (Adler Planetarium).
Have a pajama day.(Although big girl has now requested that we have 100 pajama days.)