Here are a few pictures taken this morning at Governor Nelson State Park, where the kids and I explored, talked, and took it all in (while my husband is at the house, poor guy).
We started with "art" -- finger paints and canvas my daughter received for her 4th birthday. Creating outdoors is ideal, and keeps the kitchen clean.
Then to the water's edge. They splashed, dug, built, and discussed how water seeks its source. Tributaries, dams, floods, and pollution were all part of the conversation. Powerful talk about keeping our waters clean while we played on the water.
Later my son placed a stick in the center, declaring it the Towns Temple. Again, great conversation about communities and religion. All sprinkled into the sand conversation, they had no idea we were talking about such heavy subjects.
And the end.....we'll be back here, and hope to explore the other Wisconsin State Parks. We have no pool membership, and I think I plan to keep it that way. This was simply too much fun!