Holiday Hiking

While there is no snow there is plenty of frost.

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Bundled up warm for a hike at the Arboretum.

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But first some checking out of the Lego displays inside.

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This was my favorite.

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There were giant Lego structures scattered all over the gardens.

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KOI!

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What does the fox say?

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The ground was frozen and thawing and refreezing and leaving these really nifty ice-cicle type worm structures.

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I wanted Mom to take my photo every 50 feet or less.

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Smiling.

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Posing.

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Posing.

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More Mommy.

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Serious face.

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Turtle on a log.

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The next day we went out to see some waterfalls and the posing continued.

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Skipping stones.

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Throwing the biggest rocks we could find onto the little icy ponds was really entertaining.

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Day 3 we hiked the trail around the lake.

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I am such a goof. I had to stop constantly to feel, rearrange, pick up or kick something.

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Merry Christmas- A little EARLY

Naughty or nice, Christmas came a little early. While Santa won’t be here for a few days we opted to have an early family gift opening so we could enjoy our gifts before we left for North Carolina.

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The house is dark and quiet and ready for the chaos of the day.

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The sun is up and we are eager to tear into Christmas.

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I got lots of Switch and Go Dinos!

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Lego sets galore!

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Elves… the elves are gone… boo hoo. But before they left they left one last round of toilet paper on our doors and tree.

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Enjoying some of my older toys, since I already played with most of my new ones! I entertained the cats with my speeder raceway.

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FINALLY Santa Came.

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He even left QR Codes not he gifts! When you scanned them they gave back this information.

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Happy kiddo.

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I got everything I wanted.

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What an awesome holiday. Now to get to bed early for the road trip to Asheville in the morning.

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Almost Christmas Hustle

We have so much to do before Christmas. We had another Defenders of Nature meeting today. We cleaned up the mangroves at a local park.

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Then we played with out friends on the playground for a while before heading off to knish the prep for my presentation for gifted class.

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I gave a great presentation. I read my notecards very well. I am starting to get more comfortable in front of others, slowly.

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We stopped at the grocery store after class and I refused to walk on the white times in the store. Mommy said I looked goofy but I was having a lot of fun!

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Caladisi Island Getaway

Today we took a boat ride with our friends Jamison and Curtis out to Caladisi Island for the day. They dad dropped us off at the dock and then came back for us at sunset.

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We had a great time zipping down the inter coastal waterways and out to the island.

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It was warm but breezy on the island. We hiked through the sandhill flats and palmetto bushes.

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We played on the beach and despite it being about 55F outside we all were soaked from running back to the water for sand castle supplies.

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We made sand angels!

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Wet pants working on our structure.

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Goofballs!

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We worked for several hours on our amazing castle thing.

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More hiking in the inner island.

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They do prescribed burns on the island so a lot of the brush was charred.

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When we returned to the mainland we headed to the playground to toast marshmallows and hang out with more friends.

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As we were leaving (nearly 10pm) to come home, Santa on a firetruck pulled into the lot. I told Santa I wanted a Monster High Doll for Christmas.

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