Yesterday it was 70 (SEVENTY!!) degrees outside. Fabulous weather. Adventures to be had. Daughter has been asking about a picnic for a couple of weeks now so off we went.
Our adventure in pictures:
We packed our picnic lunch, a backpack with snacks and a spare diaper for Son, a huge thermos of ice water and off we went to Palisades Park.
Thanks to Lauren's Mommy, I looked for and found heart shaped sandwich cutters at wal-mart.
This is the first time the kids have EVER had a pouch drink. I thought it would be a fun novelty for the adventure and they LOVED it. (more then their heart shaped sandwiches actually)
we started off on the Trail of Trees and Son was very interested in knowing what all the trees were. or rather he was interested in flipping up the lid.
After we took this picture, Daughter ran up to Husband and said, "Mommy did not let go of me while I stood on a BIG rock and then she cheesed me."
Husband showed the kids prints of horse shoes. After that, the adventure was on to catch up to the horses. When we lagged more than a few yards behind Daughter she would yell, "Come on team. We have horses to find."
Daughter standing on a stump with the man who looks just like her.
Son standing on a stump with a man who looks nothing like him.
"ride 'em cowboy!" -Daughter's anthem on the tree trunk
Son is still holding the cookie he got on our oranges/water/cookie break.
Having a juice break after our hour long hike.
I'm telling you. firstly, yesterday was the first time they've NEVER had watered down juice. secondly, yesterday was the first time they've ever drank out of a pouch. thirdly, they loved it.
Later we asked Daughter what her favorite part of the day was and she said, "hiking and drinking apple juice."
that cleared off land behind Daughter is going to be the new home of a fabulous playground. Sure it's about 10 minutes further away from the park that's in walking distance to our house, but I'm excited about it.
Son with the Cat and the Hat. Daughter recognized him from the book but refused to get close enough for a picture.