Three growing, healthy, athletic boys are all about action, movement, staying busy. In 3½ days we went sledding, miniature golfing, bowling, roller blading (them, not ME), hiking, playing in the park, shopping, cooking and eating, eating, eating.
|Ruhi, Raji and Joshua sledding at Sky Tavern|
|Raji and his mom, Katty, playing cards|
|Ruhi and Joshua on the computer|
One truly incredible Ruhi moment occurred as we were out on a short hike along a nature trail on the north side of Reno. We walked through a riparian habitat where large old deciduous trees often serve as roosting and nesting sites for owls. Even though the trees are leafless at this time of year, spotting the well-camouflaged birds is extremely difficult. We stopped to read a sign that informed visitors of the type of animal life that can be found in the area. It mentioned owls and showed an image of a great horned owl. After reading the sign, Ruhi turned around and said nonchalantly, "I see one". Sure, we thought. But, when we looked up, there sat a big owl looking right down at us. We could so easily have walked on by and never seen him. How he happened to spot that owl is just beyond me.
|Joshua, Katty and Ruhi on the trail|
|Great Horned Owl watching us|
|Susie, the teacher, showing Ruhi the lichen|
|Beautiful lichen on the rocks|
|Justin, Katty, Raji, Ruhi, Susie, with Joshua, Quincy and Sophie in front.|