Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sunday Beauty


Ok, I am here in blogland denying that I have 4 loads of laundry sitting on the floor behind me staring at me. It is boring into my back, and I can feel every shirt, sock and towel calling out to me to be folded, but I am stronger than that and I am going to ignore their pleas. I have been wanting to do this post for a couple days and laundry be darned!
The kids and I had so much fun on Sunday. We have been cooped up in the house for two weeks with a nasty flu bug and I was going a little buggy from being in the house for so long. So we decided to take a drive and get out of the house. Somehow we ended up at a near by park and I thought it would be fun to get out and stretch our legs and enjoy nature a bit. I plopped Landon in the backpack and set out to try and keep up with the kids.
Soley thought that she had died and gone to heaven because we decided to take her along, and she never gets to go anywhere with us, so this was quite the treat. Of course the first thing she does is POOP right along the path where all the people are. All that space and she hast to poop right where someone will most likely step in it! Since I already had a kid on my back and a camera around my neck, I had not thought to bring a poop baggy. Hey, I come from the country, your dog goes as it pleases, no picking up hot poop with your hand. Yuck! I did feel quilty and couldn't just leave it there for all the other people to cuss me as I left. So, I found a piece of bark and flicked it into the nearest bush. Let me tell you my hand was wwwwaaaayyyy to close to that poop. I could feel a dry heave coming for sure. Needless to say I flicked and bolted.
So off we went. It was lovely and peaceful. I could not have asked for a nicer moment with my kids. I also took the opportunity to share my Woodsy the Owl knowledge (give a hoot, don't pollute) and taught the kids to identify a few of the plants that I know.
The trail sign said it was only 3/4 of a mile loop. Well, I have been spending too much time on this stool, blogging, all winter and am a bit soft, that 3/4 of mile felt more like 40 by the time we got back to the car. Plus I was carrying an extra 25lbs on my back. I even managed to break the kids. They spent the first half running up the trail and the second half with me prodding them with a stick down the trail to the car. I must have looked a little wiped because several people said I looked tired and they were worried about me! That was such a confidence builder! I think we need to hit the trails a little more often. I should at least play the Wii a few times a week.
We did have a lot of fun and there was only one crying session, when Addison tripped on a tree root and went down a bit hard. There was no blood, thank goodness. We plan to get out and stretch our legs more frequently this summer. Happy Hiking!

9 comments:

Amy said...

Lovely photos and quality family time, what else can ya ask for?! Isn't it wonderful to get out in the fresh air. I can't wait for it to stop raining so I can do the same.

Tammy said...

Beautiful slide show. I love hearing your family adventures. My own kids grew up too fast and I miss these moments with them. You bring it all back to my heart!
And, about the doggie poop. TOTALLY there with you sister!

Whitney Keith said...

Looks like such fun :) Where were you? I couldnt figure it out??

Megan said...

Beautiful pictures - you need to take us there. You are brave to go alone with the kids, baby AND the dog! If you can handle that, I think you should go on the 50 mile hike with me this summer. :)I so need to get in shape for it!

Elliemae said...

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nikkicrumpet said...

Sounds like fun you poop flicker you!

Shady Creek Lane said...

Sure looks like you guys had a much needed change of scenery. It is no fun being cooped up in the house when someone is sick. I feel sorry for the boys being sick but I feel even more sorry for Addison feeling fine but still being confined to home. Tell her I think she was an awful good sport

Michelle said...

What a great day of hiking..except for the poop part. LOL! You sound like me with the laundry. It NEVER ends does it? I am adding you to my blogroll so I can see your updates!! Hope you're having a great week. :)

Michelle

Skeem's said...

We used to always go here when we were little. It looks so beautiful! And the trail is really neat, I am jealous I want to go there:) Glad you had fun