April 17, 2009

Splashing

Yesterday afternoon, Blonde Niece and I took Little Biker Boy and Ponytail to Pretty Colour Lakes, the state park near my house. Little Biker Boy had never seen the lakes before, and he was excited about going there. Even though the park is only a few miles away, the kids managed to ask, “Are we there yet?” about fifteen times before we pulled into the parking lot.

We went to the playground, where the kids climbed, jumped, and slid on the equipment. We walked around the lake on a mulch-covered trail and climbed on cedar trunks that leaned out across the water. At the beach, the kids couldn’t resist running and splashing in the water, even though it was icy cold. By the time we got back in the car, Blonde Niece and I were exhausted, although the kids still seemed full of energy. We stopped for chocolate ice cones at the place near Blonde Niece’s home. On the way home, Little Biker Boy said to me, “This has been a good day.”

Splash

12 comments:

Linda said...

I agree with Biker Boy. Any day outside that ends with a chocolate ice cream cone is a good day!

It seems like they could use a few good days! Glad you were able to help them have one.

jennifer said...

I'm so glad that you and your family are there for them. These things you do are so BIG, even in the grand scheme, I think.

kathy a. said...

i'm so relieved that they got this excellent and beautiful day! with chocolate ice cream, even!

BlackenedBoy said...

Oh, Jo(e). Thank you so much for giving them what you're giving them.

chichimama said...

I am so glad you and your family are able to give them good days.

Wayfarer Scientista said...

I read this post first before yesterday's. You are wonderful.

Kyla said...

I'm so glad it was a good day, a precious gift.

Musey_Me said...

so lovely. I'm glad these extras found you - I think they need you!

liz said...

I'm so glad they have you.

bsouth said...

I'm glad he had a good day. It was a lucky day that his family found you.

What Now? said...

I'm glad that Biker Boy and Ponytail had a good day with you all after their terrifying experience. I hope their mom and siblings are doing as well as can be expected. Blessings to you all.

KathyR said...

What everyone else said about making a nice day for them. I hope you got some ice cream, too.