"Happy Crag Day!" Finn said, descending from the bedroom upon awakening.
The day before, he’d expressed wanting to hike to the rock formation in a nearby preserve.
The forecast had promised perfect weather.
There were doubts about making it all the way to the top. It was a long hike for Finn and he likes to take his time.
So when he began to document the wildlife on a piece of construction paper he had folded several times to create a section for each entry, I was pretty certain we might be turning back before reaching the peak.
“When you see or hear something, you have to write it down,” he instructed each of us, like a mini forest ranger.
“Oh, look at the bird’s nest,” Erin said, noticing an unusually large one.
“Yep! Have to write it down!” he said bossily.
He eagerly dug for the pencil and paper in his pocket.
He stood there appearing to scribble for several long moments then said, “How do you spell bird’s nest?”
“Yep, it’s gonna be a long hike,” I thought to myself.
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