Monday, May 18, 2009

Spring Fling....

So....as we are still...working diligently on our transition from 2 naps (baby nap schedule) to 1 nap (big boy nap schedule)....my local park has become an almost daily sanctuary....for both Pooh and myself....



When the time comes in the afternoon...when both he and I just throw in the towel...and say enough fighting this...we pack everyone...into the car and head off to the wilds of nature...(as much nature as our neck of the woods can spare)


Even in the midst of this ...ahem....challenge....I am counting my blessings...for I couldn't even begin to imagine waging war on toddlerhood...let's say in January....oh lord...cabin fever mixed with nap changes...equals....bad juju.....very bad juju



On our latest jaunt around our local lake....nature offered up it's cutest...most cuddly bounty in the form of a dozen or so goslings.....not to be confused with the Gosselins.....(easy to do..easy to do)















not only were we able to feed these little webbed fluff balls....while hurriedly trying to avoid any nasty encounters with any mommy geese....but other wildlife critters came out to bask in the warmth of the day....


Ducks, turtles....and overly friendly squirrels kept Pooh occupied...and in awe...for hours....it was the best free entertainment we've had in a very long time.....






And what made our trip to explore nature even more amazing was that Daddy was able to come along and spend the afternoon with us....one of his last for quite awhile.....any moments with Daddy that we can store away in our memory banks....to bring out later after he's gone...are important moments indeed....ones we try so hard not to take for granted....


the cherry on top of this afternoon sundae?...we even got a nap on the way home....I'll take what I can get......
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13 comments:

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Awesome pictures! Sounds like a great day! Don't you love when that happens.

I find myself speaking dog talk with my husband about the kids. He'll ask what we did in the afternoona and I almost always answer: "I took them to the park to run them. They should sleep good tonight!" It's amazing what nature, some fresh air and running around does for all of our mental health!

Michaela said...

Great pictures! It sounds like the three of you had a fun time, and well naps... those are always good. I took Noah to the grocery store yesterday just so that he would fall asleep on the way home... fun times.

Kristin said...

Oh how cute. The car is usually my last resort too. My little dude just gets bored in the house and nothing will pacify him but getting out and about!

Felicia said...

Sounds like you all had so much fun!!! I remember the transition from 2 naps to one!! Whew!

Aunt Spicy said...

What a fabulous day! I love that all the critters came out to meet you!

Meghan said...

What park are you going to?
I never find turtles at any of the parks I take Cheeks too.
We did walk across the street to feed the ducks last week & they attacked.
Darn Canadian Geese!

Amanda said...

That's so sweet. We have some great memories of dodging mommy geese when K was a toddler. I'm so happy for you that you're able to spend that sort of real quality time with your hubby before he goes.

Memento - Terri said...

Thanks for welcoming me to SIT'S. Oh goodness how things change in motherhood and parenting. My friend’s advice was just when you have a stage figured out - your child will change! Good luck with the nap transition. I have a 3.5 year old that doesn't need a nap in the afternoon but by 5 she is ready for bed! So I am with you but just on a different transition plan - the no nap plan! Take Care

Jessica [Mommy to a 3 yr old drama queen] said...

We saw baby ducks yesterday to unfortunatly we arent allowed to feed them at our park/lake. My daughter would have loved to feed them!

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Carolyne said...

Aren't little ducks the sweetest things?

Trish said...

Thanks sooo much for stopping by to visit me from SITSta's...it has so fun getting comments...I am so hooked on this blogging thing....is this really leagl to lurk into others people lives....soooo facinating!!!! I will check in on you from time to time...good luck with the nap time thing. I am so gald mine is twelve. Now I go to bed and leave him up :O)

Becky said...

Oh I love the babies. They are just adorable balls of fluff. But those Mama's will take your eyes out!

Thanks for stopping by!

BlogBaby said...

I should come over and have a talk with your little dude, I am an excellent napper.

Looks like a fun day out though!

BlogBaby