Category: Outside

Strawberry Picking

On Tuesday, the kiddos and I went to pick strawberries so that we could make strawberry jam and popsicles. I mean because in our house it is really all about food. Thing 4 now believes strawberry picking is really just her own personal buffet.



Just another day Raising the Cameron Clan!

Egg Hunt

On Saturday the family headed out to our churches Easter egg hunt. 

This is the first year that Thing 4 was able to participate and she did an awesome job. Daddy Cameron showed her one time what to do, then she was off on her own. She wasn’t even phased by all the bigger kids running all around her. 

However, I think she enjoyed opening the eggs just as much. Even today she has been opening eggs and smiling. 

She also really enjoyed running up and down a steep hill. 

Oh, and here is my best attempt at a picture of all the kids. I think it really sums up their personalities.

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Hike, Hike, Hike

This “winter” has been amazing. The weather has been great, usually in the sixties and low seventies. So we have been doing our best to get out and hike. Here are some pictures from out last few hikes.

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75 Degrees, Yes Please!


Today was another warm day and I loved it! I can’t believe how awesome the weather has been lately, especially for January. Since the weather has been so amazing it has been hard to stay inside, so I took the kids on a short hike so we could enjoy the day. (It also kept them from playing video games all afternoon. I know, I’m an evil mom.)

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Desoto Falls Hike – Round 3

The weather the last couple of days has been amazing, so I was itching to get out and do some hiking. Since the boys aren’t playing soccer right now it is the perfect time to head further up into the north Georgia mountains since we don’t have to rush back for soccer practice. 

Last night when talking to the boys about going on a hike I asked them what they wanted to go see. All three of them said waterfall, even though the waterfalls aren’t as big this time of year. Desoto Falls immediately came to mind because it is a good distance at 3 miles and we get to see 2 falls. It also allows up to stop at an awesome place to get ice cream. Priorities.

We were the only people on the trail this morning and we had a great time. The boys all agreed that the falls were kinda weak, but they still had fun.

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December Hikes

Over the last few days the family and I have been on two hikes.

Tuesday, the kids and I headed out for a short hike in this wonderful warm weather. The boys spend the entire time talking and playing some game together as we walked through the woods.


Yesterday, Daddy Cameron was available to hike with us.

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Today the kids and I headed out to a science club meeting where they learned about robots. Thing 1 is my science kid and he was super excited for this event.


First the boys learned some background information about robots and watched a couple of demonstrations. However, the most exciting part was actually making “robots.”  Now, according to the information we learned, what they made were not technically robots, but they were super cool anyway. The first one was small.





The second “robot” was a draw bot. Basically, it scribbles when the motor is on. They were most impressed by these.






Oh, and of course Thing 4 hung out and watched all the excitement.


Of course, after we finished with the learning, it was time to play.






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Morning Hike

The boys have been a little crazy the last couple of weeks. They have crazy amounts of energy. It seems like the more soccer practice they have the more energy they have. I know it sounds crazy, but it is true. However, that may be true for them in is not true for me.


Last night I decided that we had to get out of the house today. So after breakfast this morning we headed out for a hike, mainly for my sanity. Hiking is very calming for me and lets them get their wiggles out. I’m not sure my house would have survived if we hadn’t hiked today.


As usual the boys were a little reluctant at first, but soon this became “the best hike ever.” Now, just to let you know, they end up saying that at the end of just about every hike.


Thing 4 even enjoyed the hike despite it cutting into her nap time a little.


We saw a baby lizard, which Thing 3 contemplated making a pet.


Thing 1 spotted a turtle off to the side of the trail.


All three boys spotted numerous fish.


Thing 2 found this furry caterpillar.


I had a great time taking pictures, I just wish my big camera was working so that I could have gotten a few better pictures.



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Animal Tracks & Scat

Today the boys and I had an interesting adventure. We learned about animal tracks and scat. The boys thought it was cool that they got to talk about poop without me yelling at them.



At one point they were asking for the different name for poop. Thankfully, Thing 2 decided to use a filter before yelling out the four letter word that he thought about.






We also enjoyed a short hike with a small waterfall. The waterfall was small since we haven’t had much rain lately.





Just another day Raising the Cameron Clan!

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