These are the resident ducks we've named Patty and Malfoy. They are so friendly and always buddy around together, just the two of them. Jovie especially loves them, Peyton feels a little more hesitant around them, though she too enjoys them. One day we were feeding them and ran out of bread but they still hung around for a while. Jovie was a little nervous with how close Malfoy (white duck) was, but being the animal lover she is, just could not resist bending over and trying to pick him up. She was able to touch him before he very quickly waddled away.
No food this time, but they still always come over to check things out.
And I am so happy I caught the tail end of this moment. Jovie was trying to sit on the bar like Peyton and succeeded for a moment. However, as you can see, she fell through the bars but clung for dear life on it and swung there at the bottom. It was pure comedy.
And this girl's latest trend is the thumbs up... my favorite.
P.S. She just had to wear that bonnet.
And later that same week Wes had appointments all Saturday but mama really wanted to get out of the house. So we hit up a little local nursery that has a weird dinosaur trail and did some exploring. It's one of my girl's favorite places and I don't mind it either. Although I fear we may be breaking some rules with our wanderings. I figure if I don't look into it too much it won't hurt anyone. Yes, we are rebels like that.
And finally, one of our last outdoor adventure days was yet another fun walk through Hidden Springs. A little area right up by us. I go there to collect sticks for crafts and the girls run wild. They climb everything and jump or slide off rocks. It almost always ends in tears (from a fall) but it's fun while the fun lasts.