I spoke last week about how changing my perspective on our things that are cluttering our home is helping me to keep things tidier around here. You can read more about that here.
Well apparently I'm on some kind of "rose colored glasses" or "the eye of the beholder" kick because I am really trying to look at things from others' perspectives. Neat how God works on your heart and it kind of takes over all aspects of your life, right?
Anyway, we went to Fernwood (are you surprised? My kids BEG to go there) with my Mother-in-Law. Anyway, I should have taken my phone for pictures but it was dead. Dead, doorknob territory, dead. And my camera battery had crawled in the same cemetary plot with the phone and they both were dead.
I should have been really mad and frustrated with myself because that's what I do, but I wasn't. I sought out the genius of it all and came up with having the kids take their point and shoots that their Grandma gave them for Christmas. They LOVE taking pictures so it was fun to have them taking pictures around Fernwood of what they see and what they think is neat.
So without further adieu here is a view of Fernwood and our day from about 48 inches up...
You've got to always love goofy looking selfies, right?
Oh geesh, kids these days and their selfies.
One of the reasons I love seeing kid pictures is because they see things from a perspective that is so ofter overlooked. For example, this plant you walk under when you leave the main building. I don't think I've ever paid much attention to it but it was a focal point for Emma. Kids are pretty fascinating, aren't they?
I think with the kids being city kids they would be content just looking in the wetlands section to find bugs or frogs and then leaving. Seriously, I cannot be the only mom whose kids love to spend time in this part can I?
Sisters are the only ones who catch their brothers being "eaten" by elephants, right? So silly!
I have to tell you that my goofy, fashion plate of a daughter got down in a photographer pose and started clicking her point-and-shoot away saying "this piece is really speaking to me". She cracks me up. Love her and this photo!
I'll end you with this piece because it kind of spoke to me on a mothering level.
Emma took this when we went on the river trail and then were headed back towards the nature center. At least what we hoped was towards that way. No one ever said I would win any awards when it came to following a map.
I thought the little waterfalls were neat but in her tween way she seemed like "how lame mom" so we moved on. But this photo of one of the mini waterfalls tells me that she was listening and watching too. And she thought it was neat too.
Ha! So I guess the point is that even if they act like they're too cool for school and they don't want to be out in nature, they really do and they are seeing and noticing and getting it. Everything works out the way it's supposed to, right?
I hope you enjoyed this little perspective (ha! get it because she's short!?) of fernwood. It's so fun seeing things from your kiddos angle and viewpoints.