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Leah brought a magnifying glass so she could look for bugs.
Papa and his girls
We cooled off inside the nature center for awhile.
We put on a little puppet show,
and saw plenty of animals like this cute, fat toad. This guy reminded me of the toad in the book Tuck Everlasting which is one of my all time favorite young adult reads.
We eventually ended up here at the creek. It is our favorite spot. I let the girls wear their bathing suits since it was blazing hot outside. They loved it!
Leah checking things out.
We stayed here for a long time as they played and played and explored and played....
Eventually they found a deeper spot to dive on in with full abandon. Now that's one way to cool off.
My parents and I sat in the shade, chatted, and listened to the light breeze gently shake the leaves above us. Even though we were all dripping in sweat, I still loved spending an afternoon outside in nature.