Well, it's the last weekend of hunting season and the kids and I are going it solo for the weekend...again. But on the upside, it's the last time due to hunting until November. All the rest of the times this spring will be due to Coast Guard, National Guard, NFL player recruiting, etc. It's almost gotten to be a joke with the kids, "Where's Daddy?" Then I respond with something different from the last time.
And before you feel like I'm getting too down on the situation, I want to tell you that I have a husband that works hard for a living. Sure, he wears a suit and tie most of the time, but he does his jobs well. That takes time and energy. The refrain from both of us this school year has been, "There are not enough hours in a week."
So, without further ado, here are some photos from today. We started the day at West Ridge park. This is the park at the ball fields. I was reluctant to take them, because it's so wide open and it's just me, but the weather was chilly enough that I figured the park would be mostly empty. And it was. Before we could go to the playground, I we went on an "adventure" and walked the walking track around the ball fields until we hit the new construction, and then we cut through and went to the park. Elsie loves the swings. It exhausts me. The first two pics are action shots, trying to catch swinging children in motion. The third pic is the purple dinosaur, marginally scarier than Barney, but in a different way.
After grabbing lunch at Jim Bob's (where kids eat free on Saturdays--woot!) and coloring pictures (they have free coloring sheets and crayons to play with while we wait--another woot!), we headed down to the railroad tracks and adjacent to the historic train depot, there is a restored caboose. I've driven by it on nap time rides, but we have never stopped and gotten out of the car. So, today we did.
The kids were supposed to come home and be exhausted and fall right to sleep. No luck. So, we went on a nap time drive and made laps back and forth down Waverly Parkway, a concrete slab road that has a magically sleep-inducing bah-dump bah-dump bah-dump sound to it. Magical, I say.
And that's just the first half of the day. We'll see what the rest brings. (Pun intended.)