It was magical. It was spur-of-the-moment but we managed to score helpers to meet us there. It was a chance to practice showing our teeth, (practicing how to smile on command for pictures.)For some reason I thought if I did it too he'd copy me. It's as if I forgot he was in front of me instead of facing me.
A fountain! Wow. A thing of sheer delight.
Popeye, have you seen this? It's the most beautiful (only) fountain I've ever seen!
They have fancy places to eat at Northpark. Take a look at our spread.Joy practicing her new favorite move: The I wish I could get onto my feet from this position half herky. Does anyone know how to spell herky? Send me a message. Thanks. Spell check doesn't know what to do with me.
Ah her all-time favorite position. I have no idea how she can hold herself like that for any amount of time. It's like a constant ab workout.
Wow look at the pretty flowers. Let's see how fast I can run in all this open space! And there's mud! Woohoo
Our attempt at a pose. We were in the middle of looking at the ducks and turtles so as you can see, the kids all wanted to break free from the big people.
Oh freedom AND a tile floor=better than Disneyland.Hey look! Nattie and Popeye are here! Sean worked weird days this week so I thought I'd do something different as well. When I picked Ty up from school I had the wild hair idea to go to Northpark and beg Emmy to meet us there. I didn't have to beg her because as it turned out she needed an excuse to skip her run. Done. I'm always good for that. When I told Mom we were going there she talked to Dad and I may or may not have played the "But you haven't seen the kids in over a week" card and it totally worked. Mom+Dad+Emmy=an easy outing for me!
When we were little kids my mom didn't let us do this but since it was before she got there Emmy and I decided to let the kids have at it. Mom, sorry. I know it's making you cringe.
Wow! Ducks! Turtles!Charlie as close to Tiffany's as she's gonna get until her Mr. Wonderful goes shopping for her there. Honey, it's glamorous an all but a tad overpriced. We'll go to the New York store one day. Pinky swear. Except I don't.
Aunt Emmy and Joy making the rounds. I love this picture.