Parker brought his four-wheeler along and had his brat on the back of it while riding laps around the shack.
Wish I was that happy carrying sticks!
We had a lot of logging done last year at the shack. It is sort of sad to look out the building and see rubble and chips where the huge trees used to stand. Bear and Don tagged a few trees to be left untouched. We found 2 pines and they happen to be the same heights as both boys right now. They are now named trees: The Parker Tree and The Emmitt Tree. They stand side by side just off the trail behind the shack. Each season it'll be fun to see who is taller.
Like I said, the boys are different kids at the shack. They are happy to just be outside. We are at ease because we don't really need to worry about them getting into anything out there. They just play and run and point and get excited about things like sticks and tracks in the mud. Someday they will just go out to the shack with daddy and hunt wild animals and I am going to stay home for a week by myself and do nothing...well maybe take a bath, read a book, sleep in and watch movies that are rated more than a G.