Monday, April 20, 2015

First visit to the Arboretum this year

I have been itching for the weather to be warm enough on a Friday so that we could go to the Morton Arboretum. It's no secret that it's our favorite place to go in the Summer. Friday was finally the perfect day. It was 75 and actually 65 degrees early in the morning so we headed out early to get a hike in before heading to the children's garden. Ethan was in heaven walking through the woods again, he just loves hiking there. It was the most beautiful day!

Ethan had even more fun this time because he had his new binoculars!

After our hike, we got in the car to head to the other side of the Arboretum and the children's garden. On our way out Ethan spotted the most amazing flowering trees and wanted to stop so we did. He kept saying, "The flowers are so beautiful Mama!" They certainly were! They were beautiful magnolia trees and not only did they look beautiful, they smelled amazing too!

Frolicking in the flowers!

Sofia thought they were pretty too!

After checking out the pretty flowers we made our way to the children's garden! Ethan was telling Sofia all about the fun things they have there on the walk from the car!

Ethan and Sofia's first of many trips to the children's garden!

The thing I love about this place is that each year as Ethan grows he still loves visiting. This is our third Summer visiting here and I love seeing how Ethan plays and enjoys the same exhibits in a completely new way now that he's older. I can't wait for the same thing with Sofia!

The frogs have always been one of his favorites!

His favorite this time was walking on the walks and then taking off his shoes and wading in the water.

After the wading in the water, an outfit change was required and then we were off to the treetops to climb the ropes course and have a snack!

I remember walking him through this holding his hands the past two years, my little boy is growing up!

Hi, Mama!

After our snack and another 30 times through the rope course, we started making our way out but not without a stop to the giant ball!

Then we picked up Dado to give him a break from work to have lunch at Ethan's favorite place, the choo choo restaurant!

I can't wait for our many more visits to the Arboretum this year! They have an amazing nature LEGO exhibit coming in July that I can't wait to see!

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