Today started out a little rough. We had therapy and a doctor's appointment scheduled, but we were running late. After loading the kids in the car and backing up about five feet in the driveway, I decided we just were not going and that I was canceling our appointments. Ha.
So I pulled back up in the driveway, unloaded the kids and took them inside to feed them breakfast and blow dry my hair. Because we hadn't even got that far prior to leaving the house. Sigh.
Despite the heat, I decided to take the kids to a National Battlefield Park near our house that I had drove past before. I noticed it had a cool bridge and a raised wooden walkway through the woods, so I thought it would be fun to take the kids there and just let them walk on the walkway.
And ... I have been needing to get a good picture of Payton for our local Down syndrome calendar, so I dressed her up and we headed out. I didn't really think I got a good shot of her, although I did end up getting this shot ...And here is the little miss refusing to smile for me ... but looking cute anyway ...I titled this blog entry Chaos turns to peace, although our walk was less than peaceful. Mason whined because he wanted us to walk faster so he could ride his scooter. Payton whined because her shoes hurt her. Nika couldn't keep up and pouted. Mason whined because he wanted us to walk faster so he could ride his scooter. Payton kept sitting down because her feet hurt. Nika was so hot and fatigued that she had snot and saliva flowing. Mason whined because he wanted us to walk faster so he could ride his scooter. Payton needed to be carried. Nika needed to be carried. Mason whined because it was so hot. I couldn't get back to the car with my three lovely children fast enough.
But let's just try to pretend it was peaceful. Ha.