Our Midwest winter lingered forever. Most of the spring break was rainy or overcast and we didn’t go anywhere except to a children’s museum and the arboretum. We finally had a beautiful spring day yesterday.
This is the children’s garden, not yet planted, but they have animals – chickens, goats and pigs.
These beds will be planted soon.
Behind the children’s garden, they have outdoor musical instruments. It’s really wonderful that they have this hands on exhibit surrounded by the trees.
The girls got some much needed climbing in.
And they even had a snowball fight with dad.
Even though it was a 60 degree day, the ponds were still partially frozen. We stopped and had a snack.
And we watched a Canadian goose make its way over the ice to the water
At least until the ice got too thin and he fell straight through. Plop.
It was funny to watch him make his way out.
But he did make it.
We walked along the pond.
And stopped on the bridge for a quick picture.
In the summer months, this pond turns green with algae and it’s home to a lot of frogs.
A little tired, but happy to have been outdoors without winter coats, we headed home. My youngest said, “Mom, I’m SO glad we came out today”.