Daddy is home for a couple of days, so he took the boys out to run the Bismark after dinner last night.
Apparently at the edge of a pond that cars threaten to dive in to.
Awe, he even took pictures of cute baby ducks.
And a pretty cute kid.
The Bismark, which still has not sunk, did get pretty loaded down with moss.
Notice the camera bag in Nicholas' hand. Once he gets a hold of a thing, it is his in his mind. We had a bit of a melt down when I had to rescue it back at the end of their trip. Really, can't I have one or two things that are mine?
Oh, what do I care? How often do we get to see Benjamin so happy?
Right about the time we got everyone ready to load in the car to get dinner Sunday, the rain turned into torrential downpour.
And they had a blast sticking their heads out and running back. Until. Until a ball got away from Nicholas and he ran out into it and discovered quickly that some rain showers aren't very fun to play in.
Saturday morning it was raining at home, but our friends to the South didn't have any. So it was an even better excuse to load up and go visit a rural area with plenty of space to run and play with new friends.
And we did a little work for them. Nicholas got these all the way back to the house without dropping either.
But this was the favorite toy by far.
And in the middle of me with my back turned droning on and on about how Benjamin needs to learn that we aren't going to intervene every time he needs/wants something--as in his turn with the car--he simply dumped Nicholas over on his side to let him know it was now his turn. So um, yeah. You need to stand up for yourself Ben, but let's channel that a little differently next time.
And the fresh air tuckered us out and everyone was asleep within about a rural block of leaving late in the afternoon. And then we all went straight to the bath when we got home.
March 10: He leaves March 13: Gayle and Al come save me for the weekend March 16: Gayle and Al think they need to go back to their real lives March 20: He comes home
March 25: I have a doctor appointment; he leaves; my mother arrives March 26: The remaining of us head to Texas April 3: We return from Texas April 4: He comes home; my mother leaves (one instance not directly related to other I don't think) April 6: He starts working crazy hours to write a stupid long document
April 9: Have a little surgery and the kids leave to Arkansas April 11: Kids return from Arkansas; he is still writing stupid long document
April 13: He gets in a car and drives to Indiana; my brother and nieces arrive April 14: He drops off crazy long document and drives back from Indiana; my brother and nieces depart April 15: Doctor Appointment
April 12: Easter Sunday
Today: Preparing for the next Guard weekend a short week away from now when my parents will return
We were lucky enough to see cousins and uncle last night when they stopped to rest their road weary heads on their way West. I love explaining to the boys that Uncle Curt is mommy's brother and that grandma and grandpa are mom's mom and dad. They just stare at me.
We'll catch you on your Eastbound adventure later this week! Have safe travels.