Apr 30, 2013

Park Time Joy

I've been meaning to get the kids to a park, but with my overloaded schedule and activities going on, I wasn't sure my kids would ever see the light of day again.  Well, I figured life is too short to sit around the house and complain about being busy.  I found some time to load the kiddos in the car for our little trip down the road to a small local park.  I couldn't handle the sad, bored look on their faces any longer.  It's small enough for Liam to enjoy, which is a plus in my book.  Landon got the bright idea of rolling down the big hill.  I remember doing that as a kid and loved it.  But, with a little bit of fun comes a little bit of not-so-fun.  Landon came to me and told me that his legs were itching.  A light bulb went off and remembered feeling that sensation myself as a kid.  *ding* Oh yeah, grass.  Even though he didn't like the way the grass was making his skin feel, he continued on like it was no big deal. 

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Landon's "special" rocks.  At least that's what he called them because they were stuck together.

Liam was helping his brother get a good start down the hill.


Bird watching.

On a side note:  I brought this chair home from SC from my sister's house.  I'd say the boys are getting some use out of it!  Liam will pull the chair into every room.  For instance, if he's waiting on food to be cooked, he will pull it into the kitchen area, sit, and wait for the food to be served.  I have even caught him eating in the chair.  I think he likes it, but I could be way off base here.

Apr 19, 2013

Enjoying The 80's

I was getting a little nervous for awhile, thinking we were going to skip Spring altogether and then get hit with nasty high temps all at once in a couple of months.  I like it when our bodies can have time to adjust from season to season.  We totally took advantage of the nice, breezy 80 degree weather.  There's something about the warmth that puts me in a good mood, and keeps my kids happy.

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Liam has mastered the rock wall.  God help me.

Blackacre Outing

There's a place in the country that has animals, great landscapes, and of course, history.  It's known as a historical homestead rather than a farm, but it's beautiful.  I can't wait to schedule photo shoots there.  I found another place recently and can't wait to add that to my list, too.  The possibilities are endless.  I wanted to get to know the location before taking it on professionally.

My boys loved the location.  We're not exactly country folk, so the kids weren't familiar with farm life.  Notice the sandals and preppy clothes?  That's how we roll.  ;)  Didn't seem to bother them, though. Landon loved feeding the horses and goats and Liam had fun chasing and sneaking up on the roosters.  Lucky for us, the roosters are used to people and played nice with our wild, curious toddler.  Poor things didn't know what hit 'em.

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Never underestimate Liam's sneakiness.  I think this was the highlight of his trip.  The rooster's crowing made Liam bust out in laughter.  So cute.

Climbing up in the hay loft.

One of the calves.  They were so sweet.

One of the very patient, very tolerable roosters.