For those that are interested in getting out in DeKalb County, you can visit our calendar of events: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DeKalbCountyIL_PlayGroup/
Just a little about us: we are a young group (only in our 2nd year), but we have over 50 members! We have a wonderful group of moms that I enjoy hanging out with on a weekly basis. They have inspired me to be a better parent and I very much enjoy their companionship.
Our goal is to play outside when the weather is decent (above 50 degrees and not rainy). We usually tour the parks in our county, but we also love hiking in our natural areas. I can't wait to share some of the upcoming stories with you all.
This is a photo of my daughter hiking the Ice Age Trail in Kettle Moraine State Park in Wisconsin. We took a family camping trip up there this week. Kids are great little scientists, exploring their worlds. I try to teach her about the plants along the trail (like how you should not touch poison ivy) and encourage her to engage with her environment. She wasn't too happy to meet her first daddy-long leg though....she called it a "scary long leg."
This week we are taking the kids to the beach. One of the mom's found this RV Resort in our town and they have a swimming "hole." http://sycamorervresort.com/