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.
We've had days like that too! Then, a few months later they remember the trip with some nugget of fondness that floors me. "Really, you had fun????? Where was I?"ReplyDelete
BTW - love both photos of Payton, but there is something really sweet and timeless about the seated one.
A girl can dream!ReplyDelete
lol sounds like a great trip wish I was there ha ha....feels like I have been on the same walk before, strange isn't it???
The walk story is a great read!! Probably more fun to read about than DO! Gave me an out-loud laugh! Sorry for laughing.ReplyDelete
My evening was kinda like your morning. Bible School at 6:00 about 8 minutes away. Haven't yet been there on time this week. Dinner is coming out of the oven at 5:55. Do I roll up some ham and cheese for Aleena and run out the door like the crazy people we've been each of the other nights? Oorrrr, maybe . . . we just wait for dinner to get done, take our time eating and go very late??? Yes, that's what we'll do. And we did.
both photos are great! funny storyReplyDelete
WOW CHICKY IS JUST GORGEOUS! She is going to be an absolutely beautiful woman!ReplyDelete
That shot you got of her is wonderful Bethany!
They are gorgeous pics. I had a similar experience the other day when I took just the girls for a flower photo walk around the neighborhood. Both were way too hot and screaming snot faces by the time we got home. Soph especially couldn't stand the heat. Oh well.ReplyDelete
Sometimes...you just have to ditch the schedule!! So glad you did...because you came away with a very funny story and GREAT photos...Payton has the most beautiful eyes!!!ReplyDelete
I can just picture the "peaceful" walk! glad you survived :) i love the pics you got of payton!ReplyDelete
lol, i just have one boy and it seems like your 3 kiddos, first he wants to go fast, then he gets tired and ends being carriedReplyDelete
pictures .. great as always!
WAY cute pictures! Your kids are all so cute.ReplyDelete
Love the first of Payton! Did you use the new LR eye pop technique that Rita had on her blog?ReplyDelete
Oh Beth I can only imagine....lolReplyDelete
I'm sorry it was less than peaceful! Looks like a beautiful place to enjoy a walk and you did get some great photos!ReplyDelete
This read like something out of my past. I had two Easters in a row with fabulous pictures... but were awful days. Your photos look great!ReplyDelete