Tag Archives: outdoors

Forest’s first overnight trip

On Saturday, August 14th, we took Forest to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Sulphur, OK.  Forest seemed unsettled and scared about being away from familiar surroundings during his bedtime, but we all did get some sleep that night in the hotel, and Forest was ready for new adventures in the morning.

Forest got to hike down the path to Antelope and Buffalo Springs in a backpack on Daddy’s back:

Forest on his first hike in the backpack.

We walked down the path to the springs, and I held Forest in my arms for a nice long (needed) nap at Buffalo Springs while Daddy photographed dragonflies, lizards, and birds.

Mommy holding Forest after his lunch at Buffalo Springs.

Later, we went to Veterans’ Lake, ate a late picnic lunch, and Forest played on a blanket in the picnic shelter overlooking the lake.  There were tons of Yellow Warblers in the trees near the picnic shelter, and it was nice to watch them while we played with Forest.  Forest took his first ever brief dip in the lake (skinnydipping), and he enjoyed splashing and kicking in the water.

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Boru’s Ghost at the Tecumseh Public Library & Forest’s First Contact with “The Law”

Tonight, Forest, Donald and I went to a very nice outdoor concert of a local, Celtic band, Boru’s Ghost.  I worked at Metro Library with one of the band members and we contra dance with the drummer and his wife.  The library staff did a great job of hosting the band in a park outside the library, and the Friends of the Tecumseh Library paid for the concert.

Forest really loved hearing the music and being outside.  He is sometimes a bit fussy off and on in the evenings, but he was so enthralled with the experience that he forgot to fuss!

I work with the Tecumseh library, and it was fun showing Forest off to my colleagues.  We got to meet another baby, Brentley, the grandson of the branch manager.  Brentley was born just one week after Forest.

On the way home, we got pulled over for having a headlight out, but Forest slept through his entire first contact with The Law.