Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sibling Fun

Today was a wonder plus 10 out and the kids and I decided to take advantage of it! I have no daycare kids until Tuesday so what a better time than today to spend some quality time with my beautiful kids! We had a late start as we all slept in and loved every minute of it! So after lunch with the snacks packed and water bottles collected off we went. We did not really have an initial plan all we knew is we wanted to explore and find a cool park. And we did both! We started at a park close to home we discovered one day while driving around! The kids were so excited and today was the day. I walked around with the kids as they tried out all the cool equipment. The kids have been to many parks but with this one it was quite funny to watch them as it was like they had never seen anything so amazing! Little rock climbing walls, swinging saucers, turning teacups it was funny. As I walked around with my camera in hand it was such a pleasure to watch as all the kids seem to be having so much fun! Although they are little they always have stress and worry and for a few hours it was nice to see them just be carefree and happy without a care!

Playing was the only thing the kids had on there minds. As a mom who struggles with being close to the kids this day was monumental for me. For the first time in a really long time I was proud of how OKAY the kids really are although today started out to just be a fun day with the kids it turn out to be just what I needed as a woman, a wife and more importantly a mom! As the time wore on the kids were wearing on each other. Brooke and Sienna started to argue and then Brooke had a melt down when she fell off a swing into a very large puddle. Trying to comfort a child is tough when your laughing. Brooke is six and when she fell into the puddle she was crushed (but it was funny to everyone but her) so the only thing I could do was try to hold back the laughter and tell her that she was ok it was just water and then she finally stopped the meltdown when I told her it looked like she peed her pants from her feet up! All was well again! After a little while at the park we decided to go find a trail so we could go explore. Well long story short after mommy got lost we stumbled upon a beautiful trail that overlooked part of the city! The kids finally got off my case for getting lost and a hiking we did go!

All in all it was a great day! Spending time
with kids today proved to me thing's are okay the kids are okay! While on our little hike the wind kicked up quite a bit so it was cut short aside from the wind Brooke was starting to freak out because she thought there were bears ( which there are) but she thought they would come out of the woods and get us! All I can say is she is six and there was no reasoning with her so back to the van we went! During the hike I realized just how out of shape I really was. Going down hill was no problem but coming back up well that was the proof I needed that I need to exercise. Puffing and panting we made it up and off to find something else to do we went!

And after stopping for a treat and a slushie at Mac's guess where we ended up ........................................

back at the same park. They loved it so much even in the now very chilly wind back to the park again to play! Sienna has really grown into a beautiful and sweet girl! She has her moments as every pre teen does but I am very proud of her and what choices she is making! Although her and Brooke still lock horns they are finally becoming closer and more loving to each other!

The kids decided they wanted to tell everyone what they were thinking in there own words so they have now started bogging themselves! Don't forget to check them out! Tomorrow is back to school and routine resumes. My thought for today is Fort McMurray is only as bad as I want it to be! 

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