Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A Day at the Marina

Actually it was more like a few hours at the Marina but it was still fun, and cold, and sunny, and cold, and windy. It's the middle of summer but it felt more like fall had come already.

See the white caps on the water? Yes, the wind was really blowing. Birds were everywhere. Some wanted to be fed but others just wanted to sleep.

Elisha enjoys the view.

Bethany was in high speed from the start. The cold air must have certainly charged her up. Everywhere she went she was running (no she was not at all like Forrest Gump. Okay maybe just a little).
The kids were very cooperative when it came to taking pictures and they even asked for me to take their picture a few times.

Yohn had Elisha take this picture of us. You can really see the wind just whipping my hair around in this picure. Like I said we did not expect it to be so cold out and so we dressed for summer. Luckily the kids had something warmer in the car, but I had nothing. So I borrowed Elisha's Cars blanket.

We walked around a lot on the trails that wind through the park. The kids really liked the easy to climb trees.

I really liked this wood bridge and fortunately did not have to convince the kids to take a picture on it. They loved this bridge.

Bethany discovered mud on one of the small side trails. Isn't that lovely? She kept running back and forth through it. I told you she was in high gear.

Benefit of having a camera with a long distance lens. I can be several feet away and still get great pictures.
We layed on the grass while the kids played on the playground.

Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of a humming bird? I can't tell you how many shots I deleted because I kept taking pictures of just the sky and the leaves of the trees.

Life Lessons from Daddy's Princess: When your brother picks on you start crying and bypass Mommy because she'll just ignore you anyway. Go to Daddy using your best Daddy's little girl voice and tell him all your troubles. Let him know just how rotten your brother is and get all the hugs and kisses and sympathy he offers.

Watch with a smile on your face as he folds your brother into a into a pretzel.

Get jealous because Daddy is now paying attention to your rotten brother and get in on the action as well.

Leave him needing a nap and his blankie. Mission accomplished!

1 comment:

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Love the pictures of you and Yohn in particular. It was a good thing you were out where Bethany could run that day. She definitely looks like she was in her element. I love going places where my kids can just go, go, go all they want. Glad you guys had a great time!