Monday, April 20, 2009

Friday was the first actually warm day we've had in a while, and it was absolutely gorgeous. Clare and I decided to take our kids to the park near her house. Owen was wearing flip flops and kept losing them on the walk there. At one point, Clare and I turn around to see Reese kneeling down to help Owen put his show back on. I swear, it looked like a scene out of Cinderella, but in this case it would be Cinderfella. She did it several more times, but each time I got my phone ready to take the picture, the moment was over. Finally, I was able to capture her servant's heart on camera. And the two lived happily ever after.

Really, the kids had a blast. Owen and Reese wore Clare out, constantly asking to be pushed. So we did what any rational parents would do; we told them to push themselves. Well, at least their creative. Of course Owen kept asking to be pushed even in this awkward position. Where was I supposed to push him? On his butt?

Directly behind them, you'll see Clare on a smaller version of a merry-go-round. You remember those old school ones that 3-4 kids would push while running and then jump old...holding on for dear life. I think those were banned from most playgrounds. Not sure why though, it's not like you'd get too maimed when you sucked underneath. Anyways, the one at this park proved just as fun for Owen, Blake and Reese. Aren't they the absolute cutest kids in the world. It's amazing how they could ever get in trouble, be disobedient, or whine for no apparent reason. Come to think of it, we capture pics of the good times. I've never snapped a shot of Owen sitting in time out, or Blake throwing a temper tantrum. It's just not something we do, is it? Cause who wants to see that, right? We snap pictures of what we want to remember. Maybe I should make it a habit to look at cute little pics of my kids at those moments when I'm about to pull out my hair and strangle them with it. Yeah, that sounds like a plan.

To end, check out this pic of Blake on the swing. First of all, I've never seen a swing that big. It practically swallows the child whole. Ha ha, I just had a vision of a chomping swing out to eat up little children. Boy, my mind is going places this morning.

1 comment:

Christy said...

Looks fun! Too bad it's raining again, but what a gift of a weekend we had!