Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Great Swamp

For Family Home Evening on Monday we went to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. It's only about 15-20 minutes away, but we hadn't been there before. We went with our friends the Thomas family, who have been to the Great Swamp many times before. Josh has been travelling so much lately, so it was a rare moment together as a family and we loved it!
Usually Mya is extremely quiet and cautious, but for whatever reason she was feeling brave on Monday and was tagging along with all the other kids. It made me so happy!
Eliza was trying to get a closer look at a snapping turtle by being lowered down to the water. She was lowered down several times and it was cracking me up!
 Of course, little daredevil Bryn wanted to follow Eliza's example and she was begging to be lowered down. She was so bummed that she wasn't long enough to reach the water. 
Lest you think we are horrible parents, we never would have actually touch a snapping turtle! We knew she wouldn't be able to reach it! :)
These two!!!! 
We had such a fun night. I'm grateful to live in such a beautiful area and for the great friends we've made in New Jersey. 

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