How can Memorial Day be only one week away? Spring just started a week ago. The leaves on the trees are barely beyond buds. And we are as joyful as ever to welcome Spring.
Aliza, AJ, Jocelyn and Grandpa went exploring down the creek. AJ became a little nature boy; he threw rocks and dodged trees and brush like he'd just gotten off an expedition with Louis and Clark.
Zack didn't want to go, and we didn't force him. I go back and forth on that one. I don't know whether I should make him at least try some new experiences, or let him decide whether or not he's ready to try things. AJ is always more than ready to follow Aliza anywhere.
They went on a long trek - long enough to make their parents start to become uneasy - but they were all fine and they had a wonderful adventure. I underestimate AJ's tolerance sometimes, in the effort to protect him from anything that will make him anxious. He was worried about a couple of blisters on his feet from the new water boots, but he'd probably still be out there if it were up to him.