The husband and I took the boys to the park this weekend, ostensibly to ride bikes. Our elder son had just conquered the two-wheeled creature and we thought the younger might enjoy tooling around on his trike. Not so.
We'd been there not more than 15 minutes when Ian Bean (all of two-and-a-half) took off down a nearby trail. I figured I'd follow him for a few minutes then turn back but the Noodle Doodle decided two-wheeled biking was for schmucks (or something along those lines) and bailed for the trailhead, too. So, we took a walk. As a family. And really enjoyed the next couple miles of easy ups-and-downs.
|May not look like much, |
but it's a nice, quiet little park.
|Big Boy on his Big Boy Bike|
|Bowling for Babies|
|Not at all thrilled with the state of things.|
|Site of the Noodle Dude's First Birthday Party Six Years Ago|
|A little young to be setting out on one's own...|
|Holding Daddy's hand as we enter The Forest.|
|What are those things in the trees?|
|Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah BAT MAN!|
|Like a wooded wonderland.|
|This dude tried to hitch a ride on my skirt.|
|Noodle Finding His Stride|
|Trees are fun, m'kay?|
|Because teasing your children|
comes with the territory.
|Almost made it.|
The little one only needed a bit of carrying and the bigger one only made a couple, "I'm tired," comments. I think this is the basis for some lovely family outings to come - we went about two miles round trip and there are plenty more like this one in our nearby vicinity. I haven't always enjoyed living in Georgia, but experiencing it with these guys is like seeing for the very first time all over again.