Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cave exploring and creek fun!

Last month when we went to Nashville we went down to explore the cave on Matt's brothers property. The kids have been wanting to show it to us so we "caved" and went. It was really warm but pretty muddy. Madison had to wear Riley's old boots and could barely walk in them, it was quite amusing :) She was determined to keep up with everyone else though so off she went. We had to walk through the woods to get to the cave. It is nothing much really but to the kids is pretty can go in on one side and come out on the other. On one end shorter people can stand up but the other end requires squatting for all except the smallest of people (like Madison, Shelby, Kelsey and Caleb).

Here we are "squatting" on one end

The kiddos inside the cave

Caleb splashing around in the water that is in the cave

The 3 little girls playing in the water (luckily it was really warm b/c they got soaked)

Taylor climbing over a log to get into the other end of the cave

After playing in the cave awhile we decided to walk down the creek to go back to the house. Madison did really well walking in those boots even on the uneven rock bed of the creek. There were many times when I thought she was going to fall down but she managed to stay standing until almost the very end when she finally wobbled just enough that she fell, she was able to catch herself though and only got the sleeves of her shirt wet. She was having such a good time even though she had a hard time keeping up with everyone else :) There aren't many pictures b/c I didn't have the camera with me...Matt had it at this point.

Here she is going down the creek

Taylor, Haley, Riley, Caleb and Kelsey making their way down the creek


Cindy said...

What a neat looks like a blast! Great post. :)

Cindy said...

How cool to go walking down the creek!! I don't think I would have ever offered to let my kids do that...but your crew looked like they had a blast!! I love caves. I've been in several in my younger days!
We had a fun time at playgroup today! Lunch was yummy!

Ginger said...

That is so neat that all that is on their property. Kids love stuff like that, but I have always been freaked out by caves. Probably b/c I'm so claustrophobic!

Sara said...

The cave and creek exploring looked like such a fun experience! I bet the kids had a blast splashing in the water. Those are the moments that memories are made of!

Melanie said...

What a fun place to live ...and visit! Glad you had a good trip!