Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My day alone with the kids

When Jesse asked me if he could go an all day hike with Richard my heart sank and I felt a bit nauseous. I have gotten so used to having Jesse's help with the kids all day every day that the thought of him leaving me alone was truly daunting. When I woke up the next morning, the guys were already gone and Bailey was sitting on the sofa mesmerized by the TV. I thought, 'I can't let them sit in front of the TV all day (we don't have a TV at home so the kids have really been spoiled this week by getting to watch TV, daily. Their favorites are Looney Tunes, Animal Planet and the History Channel), we need to get out of the house and DO something.' We started off the morning by hitting up the local Goodwill Store for some new children's books, a few cheap toys and flip-flops for Harper who lost her new ones from Bitsy (sorry Bitsy). Then we came back home to put Larkin down for a nap. While she was napping I did some research on the computer to find some free things to do around town with the kids. And, whatta ya know, there is an awesome park right down the street. Liberty Park has just about everything: cafe w/ ice cream, ferris wheel, giant swings, carousel, paddle boats, water fountain/steps that run through man-made boulders and trees, HUGE playground, swimming pool and tennis courts, OH and an Aviary! Wow, we are definitely hitting that place up when Larkin wakes up.  I hurried to get the big kids ready. We got to the park around 3:30 and stayed til 5:45. We had a blast and the kids were awesome! Here are a few pics from our day:

Harper learned a valuable lesson from her brother that if you ask for a bigger cone then you get more ice cream. Next time she is going to ask for a bigger cone like Bailey. Here she is back up at the counter asking for a sample ;)

Can you just barely see Larkin's new tooth?

Harper continues to be her creative self by painting the backs of her puzzle pieces. In the car, she used her princess nail polish to "paint" it worked very well and I was amazed at her creativity.


Samuel Gaston said...

Awesome :) Looks like y'all are having lots of fun!

Olivia said...

Looks like so much fun! What a great place!

amy said...

Hey Teagues! We are very sporadic blog followers at best, but we did finally manage to catch up with your trip. Sounds like you are having the adventure of a lifetime! Love hearing about it. Makes us really appreciate the beauty and majesty of our country and our God as we approach the 4th this week. We miss you and can't wait to see more posts! Amy for the Aikens