Picnic at Moseley Woods

Saturday we got together for a picnic at Moseley Woods. Yes, it was cold. Yes, some moms had actually reserved the shelter for a wee people’s Halloween party. But we didn’t let any of that stop us. Not pictured: banh mi, pulled noodles, chocolate-covered pomegranate – you name it! And then we went for a walk and found a little creek.

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I don’t know what I just said to Alison in this photo, but she is not buying it.

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After poking the leaf-covered stream with some sticks, a tiny brook trout was discovered. Scott helped the boys out with some noodling.

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Deb supervised to make sure no fish were harmed.

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Here’s Betty relaxing in classic leg-up woodsman pose.

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I think in this photo Yen is telling me that I’m doing it wrong. “It” being “using his camera.”

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Scott just looks naturally mischievous.

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Finally, Joe decided to show everyone how it’s done by flipping a log over to reveal a bunch of tiny salamanders.

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Which really freaked Sukie out. She doesn’t do bugs or spiders either.

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After the walk, we returned to the playground so the kids could try out the zipline. They loved it, of course.

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This kid is yelling, “Dad! Dad! Get over here and help me!”

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This poor little guy fell in the creek earlier, and instead of ziplining, sat shivering under dad’s coat. He’s a trooper, though – no complaining at all.

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Now the other kid’s dad has arrived, and Joe’s showing him how it’s done.

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