Thursday, June 16, 2011

park day.

i said yes.
as soon as finners wakes up from his nap ... we'll go to the park. 
and we did.

we brought the chalk ... and the wagon. 

we split up at the corner of the park ... stella scootered one way.  i pulled finners in the wagon the other way.  and cora took off lickitysplit running from where we stood kitty corner from the park.

it was an experiment ... to see who could get there the fastest.  it was so not a race ... i had to convince them of that after stella and i made it to the park minutes after cora was already playing on the slides.  although next time ... there will have to be a hypothesis made BEFORE the experiment.  and the result will have to be that stella will get there first ... because hello?  fair. 

and at one point ... i looked up to this.
my three babies ... my soft landing ... building a chalk house on the basketball court. 
*note.  we are standing just behind the couch. 

and i realized ... that this little jaunt to the park across the street is so much more than just a little jaunt across the street to the park.  it is a memory that i can either make ... or a memory that will fade into their little minds.  and so ... we made it. 

we drew our entire house ...
complete with a kitchen sink, silverware and dishes.

we jumped on our "beds".  we sat on the couch.  we got a set of bunk beds.

we encouraged each other to try drawing new things.  to do something different.
and we did.

we realized that doing those new things ... like just trying to draw a truck ... can make you feel awfully proud when you realize that you CAN do those new things. 

finners attempted some chalk drawing too.
he managed to draw all over himself. 
but honestly i took the picture because ... i just don't want to ever forget these pudgy little hands and how they hold a piece of chalk.

chalk wasn't superty exciting ... but finners truly loves fridays.
garbage trucks.  recycling trucks.  and to top it off?  tractors mowing the park.  {heaven.}

i also just noticed that he kinda looks like a techie from backstage during the high school musical production of oklahoma. 
but shorter.

we picked ... flowers.

we hung around.

i (kinda successfully) managed to get all three kids into the same picture.

i think i need to learn to just live in the moment and say yes ... more often.


Sian said...

aw just perfect x

Mrs. Bird said...

How fun!!!

tracy@sellabitmum said...

What perfect captures. Love.

Annie said...

Yes, me too. Thanks for the reminder. Living in the moment.

Tracy P. said...

Ah, yes, this is the good stuff. Love these!