Tuesday, April 12, 2016

our little weekend (from a month ago now)

(I wrote most of this about a month ago but never finished it.  Time to post it!)

This weekend, we decided to go run a few errands together as a family, and I decided to stalk them with my camera while we did so.  We haven't gone out a whole lot during flu season, due to obvious reasons!  Emma needs a more functional immune system.  Flu levels are lowering and seem to be close to post-flu-season levels, so we ventured out.  We're hoping to get to do that more often this summer.  

We decided to fuel our children with some In and Out hamburgers and fries, which they loved:

Then we headed to Home Depot to look at some of their stone options for some landscaping/garden stuff we're hoping to do.  See the look of concentration on Tyler's face?  And the ring of children around him?  And notice where his wife is hiding?  (I blame it on the need to take photos, but I'm really legit hiding.  Okay, not really...)

This was the part where Ella was informing me that those red brick things were actually headstones for a graveyard.  You can tell by the look on her face that she knew this was a serious topic.  (Just cause I like to say silly things sometimes, I'm totally serious about this that she was saying that.  I think Rhys said it first and Ella walked up confirming it.)

I guess he got tired?  I don't really know.  I was too far away and national-geographically-stalking them to know what was going on. In my British male narrator voice, "And the boy randomly sits down with an amused expression on his face while his sister stands behind with hands on her hips." We don't typically sit on the floor when we go shopping, so that didn't last very long...

Emma wears her mask any time we are in public enclosed areas.  This is also the look she looks at people with when they get too close for comfort for her.  I look forward to the day that she doesn't have to care at all.  But I do hope she continues looking at people that way.

The kids wandered around and looked at all the different plants and flowers.  

They really liked it.  And who knew the lighting would be so great in here for photos?

Then we went and flew a kit at a local nature park.  It was way too windy so it didn't last long, and I didn't get any good pics of it.

Some pretty flowers:

The kids played "soccer" for a while:

And enjoyed the lovely day...

Minus the tornadoes, I love this time of year.  It's just so pleasant and beautiful.  There's green all around us and it's fun to get out and play more.  <3