Josh came home the other day on a more normal time than we often see in the summer/fall. With a hour or so before dinner I asked if he would like to give Abigail an art lesson. The thought sounded good to him but he needed to take her to a river. The one he had in mind was just a short drive away and then a little walk. Time with daddy is always a special thing so the younger two kids weren't too keen on seeing him drive away with Abigail after just getting home. So with a few minutes to prep dinner we all loaded up in the car and headed out on a spontaneous family adventure.
At the river Josh and Abigail spent the time they needed on learning the art of drawing pictures through different perspectives.
The other two kids and I spent our time climbing the hills around the Great Alaskan Pipeline and throwing rocks into the stream. It was relaxing, spontaneous, and made dinner just a little bit late. Overall, one of my favorite kind of outings!