Outdoors With Kids

Welcome to Outdoors With Kids. The Outdoors With Kids blog will feature my experience in the outdoors with my kids. Whether it is Hunting, Fishing, Farm Activites or Sports. Hopefully, this blog will help others and inspire people to spend more time outdoors

2014 Football Season

The 2014 football season has already came to a close and I cannot believe how fast the season went by. Cameron had a great year and absolutely loves football. Read about our past football seasons here. He enjoys every aspect of the game but tackling is his favorite....

Learning to Ride!

This past summer Carter conquered another milestone in every child’s life. He learned to ride his bicycle without training wheels! The impressive part about this story is that he was only 3 years old at the time. I thought Cameron was an early rider at 4…...

Building Our Home – Complete

First, let me say that the last 7 months or so have been so busy. With the construction on our house, work, sports, and family I have not had time to post. I am excited to say that our house is 100% complete. It took nearly 7 months but the results are well worth it....

Going 3 for 3

The 2014 Baseball season has gotten off to a great start for Cameron and his New Hope 7u teammates. We played our first game earlier this week and won by a landslide. I like to get Cameron outside and practice with him a lot. Unfortunately, with the construction of...

Building Our Home – Part 2

Wow is all I can say about how far we have come since I last posted Building Our Home – Part 1. What looked like 2×4’s and concrete now looks like a home. We still have a lot of work to do but so far this is what we have completed since the last post:...

Playing in the Snow

The snow hit North Georgia today around 10:30 so Whitfield County Schools dismissed early and I left work early due to bad road conditions. The small back roads that we travel to school were pretty bad so it took longer than expected to pick Cameron up from school and...

2013 Football Season Part 2

UNDEFEATED! Cameron and his teammates on the New Hope 5 & 6 White Grizzlies had a perfect season. They played 8 official games and a few of scrimmage games. These boys refused to loose! I know I am little late in posting how our season ended but it is better late...

Building Our Home – Part 1

Recently, we sold the house that we have called home for the last 9 years. Our house was a beautiful home that sat on a hill in the woods. When my wife and I bought this house in June 2004 we knew it wasn’t our “forever house”, but it was a great...

Deer Hunting With My Boys

Deer hunting has changed drastically for me over the last few years. For the better part of 20 years of hunting, I have hunted alone. Sure, I hunted with my Dad and Grandfather a lot when I was younger and when I got older I hunted with some buddies, but the majority...

2013 Football Season

I have always loved Football. I loved to play Football as a kid, I love to watch Football on TV, and I love coaching Cameron and his teammates! In my opinion, Football is the perfect team sport. In order to be successful, all players have to work together. We will...

Taking The Boys Dove Hunting

This past weekend was the opening of Georgia’s Dove season. A Dove field is a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends which provides us with lifelong memories. I can remember as a child hunting freshly cut cornfields with my Dad and later on in...

Power Wheels Fun

I can remember my first Power Wheels toy! It was a Blue Ford Big Foot monster truck and I loved it. I think I finally killed the toy when I attempted to wash it. For those of you who know me it probably doesn’t surprise you that I wanted a clean truck to cruise...

4th of July

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – Thomas Jefferson. The 4th of July is one of my...

Summer Vacation

A week at the beach means a week of being outdoors with kids! We loaded up the SUV and headed down to the Splash Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. This is our 3rd or 4th year visiting this same location because the boys really enjoy the water park theme at this...

Fathers Day 2013

I had a wonderful Father’s Day this year and I am blessed to have two precious boys call me Daddy! Being a Daddy is a true blessing and I am so thankful for my boys! We had a busy day planned and the first order of business was getting out of bed at 5:45 am to...

Another Baseball Season In The Books

As a parent and a coach I hate to see a season come to a close. It never fails that each year the players really start to hit their stride when the last game is in sight. This year was no different. Cameron and several of his teammates have been playing great ball and...

Playing Ball Just Like Brother

Carter loves to play ball just like his big brother… Carter has the benefit of having an older brother that is active in sports. This allows him to learn about sports at an earlier age just by watching. When Cameron was his age he played with baseballs,...

Easter 2013

A wet Easter Sunday did not dampen our fun! 1 Peter 1:3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” We woke up Sunday...

Turkey Hunting with Kids

Cameron’s First Turkey Hunting Adventure! I have made a lot of great memories turkey hunting with my buddies but the memories I made with Cameron will be hard to beat. Turkey hunting with kids was a new experience for me. Before Cameron and I left the house...

Let’s Play Ball

It’s Time For America’s Favorite Pastime! With Spring right around the corner it is time to start playing Baseball! This will be a very exciting season for us. For the first time ever Cameron will be one of the older kids on a team. Being one of the older...

Disney World Vacation

Disney World is a magical place and a great vacation destination for an active family. Since my wife is an elementary school teacher and Cameron is in Kindergarten we took advantage of their winter break and took a vacation to Disney World! We left our home in North...

God Made A Farmer

Dodge Ram Superbowl commercial “Farmer” The Ram commercial begins “And on the 8th day… God looked down on his planned paradise and said I need a care taker… So God made a Farmer“. This immediately caught my attention. I was hooked...

The Touchdown Run

Cameron’s first touchdown run was one to remember! With Super Bowl XLVII just a few days away I couldn’t help but think about Cameron’s first touchdown in tackle football. To start this Outdoors With Kids blog post here’s a little background on...

My Definition of Gun Control

To me the term “Gun Control” is the safe handling and usage of a firearm. Here are the “Gun Control” lessons that I will teach my kids: Treat every gun like it is loaded Never climb a tree stand with a loaded weapon Unload your gun before...

Hay Feeding Time

It’s winter time which means it is time to feed a lot of hay to our cows. The boys love going to feed hay with me. It reminds me of when I was little and riding on the tractor with my Dad. I remember the cold days of sitting on his lap and making trips from the...

The Nature Of A Farm

Nature will take it’s course no matter what… Back in late summer one of the boys goats, Ellie May, gave birth to twins. Ellie May is a very friendly goat and her babies were beautiful. One was Gray and had a black mask around his eyes and the other was...

When Dad is on Baby Sitting Duty

I have a hair appointment… You are in charge of the boys! The statement above is typically not a problem. In fact, I never complain when my wife goes to have her hair cut, nails painted, or on shopping trips. But to be honest I did complain some when she made a...

Ready to Ride

“I Wanna Ride!” Is a phrase that we hear a lot around our house.  One of the great benefits to being a father of two boys is that they love anything with tires and handlebars / steering wheel! It doesn’t matter what it is as long as they can ride it...

Tough Boys Wear Pink

Wearing Pink Socks… To Play Football? That’s right! Tough football players wear Pink! This past season our 5&6 year old tackle football team wore pink socks the entire season to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Our uniforms are solid Blue with Gold...

Playing On The Farm

When I was a child I did not realize how blessed I was to grow up on a farm. To me, it was normal to have access to animals, ponds, creeks, woods, and wide open spaces. Now that I am older I realize how lucky I was. I am fortunate that my boys will be able to...

Lessons Learned

I love hunting with Cameron more than anything and I look forward to sharing a stand with Carter once he gets a little older. Cameron is a trooper and loves going hunting with me and I am so glad that he enjoys our trips. Carter will have the benefit of a more...

November Magic

I knew that the upcoming weekend hunt had potential to be one of the best mornings so far this season. With cooler weather and and some pre-rut activity I had a feeling that Saturday would be just right. Unfortunately, Cameron decided to sit out for that mornings...

Bonding with a Donkey… Easier than it Sounds

Last week we had a new addition to the farm. Our original donkey gave birth to a healthy baby. This is only the second donkey born on our farm and I am amazed by the size of these things when they are born. In my opinion they are huge! Especially, compared to a calf....

11 Essentials For Hunting With a Kid

In order to hunt successfully with a  kid it is important to make sure they have what they need in order to sit longer. Some of these are items and others are suggestions but I have found that combining these “essentials” will result in a more successful...

Outdoors with Kids Hunting Blog

Welcome! As the name suggests I will be blogging about being in the outdoors with kids… I love my kids, I love to hunt, and I love to hunt with my kids. An old saying goes “if your kids are out hunting you will not be out hunting your kids”. As I...

Freeman Springs Farm

Freeman Springs Farm is where I grew up. Back then it was just a cattle farm with a couple of chicken houses. Now we don’t have chicken houses but we still have beef cattle. About 4 years ago my grandfather started an “agritainment” business catering...

Outdoors With Kids Sports

Here in our house hold we love sports. Both my wife and I played sports all the way through school and we are proud to have boys that love sports too. Cameron has been playing team sports since he was 4. He has played the following: 4-5 T-Ball 4-5 Flag Football 5-6...

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Welcome

Welcome to Outdoors With Kids! I will be focusing on my experience with my boys and our outdoor adventures. Nothing beats growing up and playing outside and why not blog about our experience.

About

A little information about me… I have a beautiful wife and two boys that are active and healthy. My family is my life and I am truly blessed to be able to call them my family. I grew up working on my family farm in North Georgia. This farm is where my love for being outdoors first started. Besides working on the farm I started hunting, fishing, and playing sports at an early age. Hunting has always been a true passion of mine, I was fortunate to have a 5 acre pond right outside of our front door, and it seems like we were always at a ball field. I had a wonderful childhood and I hope that my boys have the same experience.

Family

Wife – My wife was my high school sweetheart and the love of my life. We dated throughout high school and married in December of 2004. I was lucky enough to marry a woman that doesn’t fuss about my outdoor habits. She is the best woman that I know.
Cameron – Is my 8 year old boy. He is my spitting image and has a tender heart. He aims to please and has been hunting with me for a few years. This year he has spent more time in the stand as an observer and loves every minute of it. Cameron also loves sports. He is a great football player and has just recently fell in love with basketball. T-Ball is also something that he enjoys and we are already getting ready for this spring.
Carter – Is my 4 year old boy. He is such a joy and our “wild” one. Carter is a very independent child and loves trying to keep up with big brother. He is to young to go hunting or play sports but he is Cameron’s biggest fan. He enjoys riding power wheel toys and hanging out on the farm.

I hope my blog helps and inspires families to spend more time outdoors. Whether it is hunting, fishing, sports, farm activities, or just getting off the couch and doing something different. I will post our adventures as often as I can. Please feel free to comment on any of my posts.

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