One of the advantages of homeschooling, is the flexibility. Hayes loves to hike, so when the wind let up (a little) and the sun was warm, we went on a “field trip” out on the ranch for a hike. Chase was at school and my mom came and got Ree, so Hayes and I were able to enjoy a little one-on-one time. It was nice to get out and spend a little time together that didn’t involve me directing Hayes an any way. (“Pick up your clothes; re-write that with better handwriting; finish your math by 10:00; clean up your lunch plate without me having to ask you”; etc., etc.) Hayes really is a great kid and I love having him around.
I brought my little video camera instead of my regular camera so the pictures are sort of poor quality.
Hayes loves to climb.
Hayes can spot a petroglyph 10 times faster than I can. He thought this one was a wolf. I wonder if the people who scratched their names over the top of it thought so too?
I see a serpent eating a fireball. Hayes saw a plant and the sun. (in the center, left of the crack)
Hayes thought this tree struck by lightning was cool. He gets so excited at little nature discoveries. I love that about him.
The talking rock.
Talk about resilience in the face of adversity.
Can someone enlighten me on the phenomena of the circle stones?
I thought this was a neat spot with all the green yucca.
“Where’s Hayes?” Can you spot him?
There were so many cool rock formations.
We did a little bit of serious rock climbing.
Hayes did some serious jumping.
And we ended with a try at an optical illusion. (That crater in the rock wasn’t very deep)
Thanks, Hayes, for a wonderful afternoon. I love you!