Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A Walk in the Park

I am taking up walking, for my health and the kids love it.

Why, you ask?

Because they get to come along - at least on my evening walks. They don't want to get up early and walk with me in the morning. Okay, Katie does, but I don't think that Jenni wants her to. Besides, and I know I am being totally selfish here, I kind of like the peace and quiet that my iPod brings me. :-)

Anyway, last night I had to drop off Jessie and Jordan (neighbor and God daughter) off at church for music practice. They are getting prepared for Vacation Bible School next week. Jenni jumped out of the car along the way (I forgot to drop her off at the library {actually, I thought she said she was going to walk with us}, my bad), which freaked Danny out briefly. Then I told him that we were still going to the park, and he got over it.

So myself, Katie and Danny had a nice little walk around the lake planned...

It was great, and very scenic...

Pretty pictures of flowers taken by the girls...


Here's one by Maggie...

And one by Katie...

Like I said, a beautiful evening for a walk, until...


Do you see that thing on Danny's head (I should have photo shopped a circle around that thing)? I swear it is a cross between a horsefly and a mosquito. Very evil!! They were so thick that we had to turn around and run for the cover of the minivan.

Yikes!!

We did escape them so that we could walk again...

Then we went to a playground...







Unfortunately we had to cut the evening off shorter than we intended. We still had a great time though.


Walking for your health is awesome when you have these guys with you. :-)