Monday, April 16, 2012

A Family Walk


We walk, pretty much, every day as a family. We leash up Shelby and head out to explore, to see what changes in nature have occurred and to just breath in fresh, country air.

Last week with a dog staying with us for the week, our walks included not just one, but two dogs. It always makes things a little more interesting when Pebbles is with us.  First all, Reece loves Pebbles, and loves to walk with her. And second, the country is so new to Pebbles, who lives in the city.  She loves being in the country and especially loves coming on our family walks.

Pebbles

Reece and Pebbles - He loves her so much!


Rocks mama, can you put them in your pocket?

Look mama, a snail!

Yay, finally some buds on the trees


Our quiet country road




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34 comments:

  1. You have one adorable son! I love his hat and cowl especially :) Pebbles seems to be enjoying the walk!

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    1. Thanks! And yes Pebbles loves her walks.

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  2. I love your pictures of Reece, but it really makes me miss when my boys were that age! He really is quite adorable. Such a little man!

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    1. Awe, thanks! It is such a fun age, but I am sure I will say that at every age :)

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  3. hehe i love the rocks caption! oh so often our mama pockets bulge after a trip outdoors, right!? all those treasures that won't fit into their pockets always seem to end up in ours :)

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    1. I thought some other mamas would appreciate that caption. It never fails, we always come home with a ton of rocks.

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  4. How wonderful!!

    lovin' that quiet country road..how nice!

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    1. Thanks Brooke. That is one of our quiet country roads, the other one isn't so quiet...except on weekends :)

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  5. Your Reece is adorable Kim. Glad to see spring has found you!

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    1. Thanks Tracey. And yes, finally. The weather hasn't really been too bad, but it seems like the trees should be in full bloom already...yes I am a little impatient :)

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  6. We try to walk everyday too. No matter the weather. We do, of course miss some days but more often than not we go for a family stroll. It's good medicine. Love that third picture. Reece looks intent on something.

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    1. You are so right, good medicine for the mind, body and soul. I can't quite remember what he was looking at, something across the road in the forest.

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  7. finn always asks me to carry his rocks too!

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    1. I think every mama has come home from a walk a few pounds heavier :)

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  8. Pebbles + Reece = love.
    Very sweet post- your little man is too cute.

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  9. That's awesome! What kind of dog is Pebbles? He looks like my kind of pooch. :) We take family walks with our dog, too, and we love it. It makes my daughter so happy! I stopped by from Happy Family Times, and I'll definitely be back.

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    1. Pebbles is a labradoodle. She is awesome and we love having her here.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. He just get's cuter and cuter! So glad you were able to enjoy the day outdoors an see some signs of Spring!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! So happy to be spending so much time outdoors, it seems like it has been a very long waiting game.

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  11. What a lovely walk. I laughed out loud at the rock picture. I often hear loud noises right after the washing machine starts only to open it and find at least one pair of pants with rocks in the pockets! What is it with little boys and their rocks???

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    1. Haha, here too!! Little boys and rocks are just made for each other I guess :)

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  12. Why yes. mama's pockets are for all sorts of great finds! Came here by way of Happy Family Times. Here is my offering this week: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/birthday-moments.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. And yes, pockets are great for so many amazing finds :)

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  13. And little girls. My daughter's pockets were always full of rocks. Recently though she's moved on to dresses. So now I'm expected to carry the rocks of course ;) Your son is just darling and the dog looks so happy to be going for a walk!

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    1. Yes, of course :) I think they should put little pockets in those dresses. And thanks, I kinda think so too :)

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  14. Pebbles is too cute! It does change the whole dynamic to have a dog along, doesn't it? :)

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    1. We usually have our dog with us, but it definitely changes the dynamic when Pebbles is with us, she goes a little bit crazy with joy in the country :)

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  15. When you said that the dog loved going into the woods because he doesn't get to often I thought what a great shame. We've come to a world where animals don't get outside! At least your dog gets outside all the time!

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    1. I think Pebbles gets a daily walk at home, but in the city, totally different than being in the country. Her owner actually tells me that when they load up the car with her food and bed to come to our place Pebbles get so excited. There have even been a few times that she wouldn't get in the car when they came to pick her up. She really does love it here :)

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  16. They are great photos. Do you find the same as me that he wants to take everything (sticks and stones, daisies etc) home with him?

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    1. Thanks! And yes, he brings everything home. Rocks for his room, sticks for Shelby (our dog) and flowers for me :)

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  17. How cute is Pebbles! I love the picture of Reece and Pebbles cuddling :-) You've inspired me to get out walking again, we had a lovely long walk today. Master D was on his scooter for most of it too. And Reece's knits are great, love the colours.

    Thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times!

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    1. Awe, that is great, happy to inspire :) Sounds like a great walk. And thanks on the knits, I too love the colours.

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