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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
i ♥ Faces--barefoot week
It's barefoot week over at i ♥ Faces
This Memorial Day was a rough one for Sagezilla. She's not a girl who slows down much, and her competitive nature made it xtra rough to watch Dad and big brother go hiking to a waterfall and climbing quartzite boulders without her.
The best I could give her was a funky green and black custom manicure, kids Motrin, and a lotta xtra hugs.
We still made it fun with binoculars, bug catchers, a hammock and s'mores--none of which require 2 working ankles.
We even managed to hit some trails with our jogging stroller we borrowed back from friends we'd given it to.
Devil's Lake in Wisconsin was breathtakingly beautiful, and was a huge hit, despite our mobility issues.
We promised to return soon, when Zilla's back on her feet again.
The kids both still managed to complete awesome activities books to earn cool Jr. Ranger patches. And we even made homemade ice cream in our campsite twice, with a ball you toss around and shake!
The kids caught, named, studied and released a zillion caterpillars. And butterflies landed on everyone's head but mine, despite sprigs of wildflowers the kids stuck in my hair to entice them.
There are a lot worse places to convalesce.
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It's a non-competitive week, hence the multiple photos.