forget-me-not friday


T and Papa exploring in the Mt. Hood National Forest,  August 2006.

It's so important to get kids outside playing, exploring, and appreciating nature.  T's been out hiking with us since he was an infant in a baby backpack.  My parents always took us out and by example taught us to love and respect nature, something that has always stayed with me.  A sense of wonder, awareness, curiosity, compassion, respect for all living things, stewardship, discovery, imagination, and just plain having fun - these are some things I hope he comes away with from time spent in the natural world. 

A great book to check out about kids and nature:

Have a great weekend...find a trail and take it!
by mlekoshi