Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Little Love for Planet Earth and the Outdoors

In our house, Earth Day (April 22nd) is a real holiday.  Not something you notice when you are reading the paper that morning and there is a fleeting mention of energy consumption or trees planted by local schoolchildren, but a holiday that we, as a family, observe.  For me, it comes third only after the faith-based biggies, Christmas and Easter.  Well, Thanksgiving is pretty important too, but I think of Earth Day as another thankfulness kind of holiday too.  Making a point to appreciate this gorgeous world that God so graciously gave us, and remembering that He also gave us a responsibility to look after it.  So today, on Earth Day, please make an effort to consume less, think more, and spend time outside enjoying our Earth with your family.

We celebrated yesterday, as the weather forecast for today was rainy and we wanted to make the most of the sunshine.  We went out to the National Park for a picnic lunch and a family hike, and it was beautiful.

Craig helping Sus eat her sandwich.

Loves his banana chocolate chip muffin!

Wants her independence but is not interested in touching the grass, so needs a hand getting back up!

Oooh!  I just touched it!!

Having a little rest, that pack is heavier than it looks!

Cozy and safe, and a great view to boot!

James loved running down the steep boardwalk.

There's a fly on my hand!  (I loved his reaction, joy, not fear or disgust!)


  1. What adorable photos! We are going to a family owned nursery to pick out a tree this morning which we'll add to our backyard. We've also signed up for a community cleanup. The sign up was today, but the cleanup day is in a couple of weeks. Happy Earth Day!

    1. Thank you!! We had a great day, and it sounds like you will too. We're getting some much-needed rain today so it will be a very good Earth Day for our thirsty island. :)

  2. One of my favourite posts since my adorably sweet niece and nephew are featured so prominently! xoxo

  3. Love the picture of James on the boardwalk!!


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