Tuesday, February 19, 2008

president's day at the park

yesterday was unseasonably warm and sunny! so, naturally we took the kids to the park for a picnic. well, the adults ate while the kids grazed inbetween swinging and sliding and playing tag.

unfortuantely, the park that we picked was surrounded by huge trees resulting in a very chilly, sunny afternoon because we couldn't see the sun or benefit from its warmth! my little toesies were ice pops by the time we left.

the kids, however, were not phased by the chill in the air. they were just grateful to get outside and run around! i, of course, was armed with my camera to capture the action! although, i must say it is very difficult to get a good, clear shot of a swinging child!

though this photo is blurry, i still love it! you can just see the exhiliration on lala's face! she is having the time of her life on that swing! she was a bit of a swing hog yesterday!

doesn't she look thrilled!

this was the only photo that i was able to get of nani the whole time we were at the park. after i snapped this photo she was not to be found as she was engrossed in a serious game of tag!

and no park day would be complete without lala, our sand girl, playing in the sand! she excitedly told me, "mommie, i'm burying sticks!" wow, what fun!

i am trying to ignore the fact that my daughter is sucking on the railing, picking up every possible germ from every child that has ever touched it! instead, i am trying to focus on those beautiful brown eyes that i love so much! she will survive, she will survive! yuck, i'm cringing!

i don't know why, but i think this is a pretty cool shot from a bit of a different perspective!


Amanda said...

Great pictures! Glad that you were able to get out and enjoy the dry day.

Erika said...

I don't want Scotty to grow up but I am excited for this point in his life- -when going to the park is for him & not me :-)

Bridget said...

Kawena's haircut looks great! All the tears were worth it apparently. We went to the zoo on Monday. We weren't the only ones who had the idea. It was pretty crowded.

Pineapple Princess said...

All it takes is the warmth of a just a few degrees to get that urge to be outside. The worst is when it doesn't keep getting warmer and all you have are your memories (and your awesome pics) to keep you warm. Isn't spring almost here?!

Melissa-Mc said...

Looks like a fun day at the park! You've got to take advantage of those sunny days in Oregon. By February I am always ready for summer.

Elizabeth said...

I love the picture of Nani! And the worst Kawena seems to have suffered from sucking on that bar was the little "urp" she did. I'm so glad it wasn't anything worse.

Mandy said...

why must kids put everything into their mouths! My fav is when Mikaila used to chew on my shoes...come on does it get any worse!

Darilyn said...

I need to take my kids to the park. We haven't done that in awhile. I forget that Heidi would really like that.

Katie Smith said...

What a fabulous day! I can't tell you the last time I was about to use sunny, or warm to describe a day here. Oh wait, I'm pretty sure it was back in October!!