On Father’s Day we took a drive down to Prattville to go hiking in the Bamboo Forrest. We had heard a lot about it and since the boys love to make things out of bamboo and since it was a gorgeous day we headed out to explore this forest. Trey found it easily and the kids bound from the car to run down the path leading to the Bamboo Forest. The trails were well maintained with benches along the path to rest but to call it a forest is stretching it a bit. It was really just a walking path that did one big loop and yes there was a lot of bamboo just not a lot of trails. It was a 45 minute drive down to Prattville and it took us 15 minutes to do our walk-about and that’s with stopping to take pictures and for Daddy to share some wisdom about bamboo roots and Christian faith. We then walked around down town before heading back home. For Father’s Day I asked the kids what they loved best about their Daddy and this is what they said:
Hans (3weeks): I got nothing out of him, he just stared at me then was exhausted from staring and fell asleep.
Jordan (7): “He gets me stuff, he paid for the adoption too. He loves me a lot, he takes me places on trips. He’s really nice and gets us popsicle and takes us places that are really fun.”
Mary (7): “When he gives me hugs and kisses, that he feeds us and takes us places.”
Joseph (9): “Everything! He gives me gifts, he’s nice, brings home gifts when he travels, he’s funny.”
Morgan (12): “He’s smart, wise, always knows what to do. He can help you out with anything when you’re feeling sad he can make you laugh and happy again.”
Elijah (14): “He’s an outdoorsman, he’s strict but not super strict and shows mercy to us, that he likes sports and plays basketball and lacrosse with me.”