This Mother's Day was a wonderful. My own wonderful mother left to visit her wonderful mother, so we didn't have any real plans for the day. Or so I thought. Chris brought me breakfast in bed. AND he wouldn't let me do any chores. None whatsoever! He even cleaned out the litter boxes, no mean feat when you have as many cats as we do! It was a lovely day, and the next thing I knew, Chris was packing up the truck for a trip to the park! This isn't the park, it's our front yard. We were getting ready to leave and I decided I needed a picture of the peonies in bloom. Aren't they lovely?
Chris drove us to Target to buy kites. Timothy finally got the Elmo kite he's been begging for. Big brother Gabe already had a Spiderman kite. Then we went to Chandler Park. Chris and I have been to this park several times for the Scottish Games, but I've never really explored it. It's a great park!
Here's a shot of Gabe, flying his kite. That's one of the upsides of Oklahoma. It's nearly always kite weather. The down side is when you leave for a meeting of the Wine Club in a very full skirt, catch an updraft, and show some unfortunate jogger that your underwear does indeed match the rest of your outfit. But that's a story for another time.
Gabe and I got our kites up really high! Timothy got his going, then spotted the playground and was so excited he let go of it entirely and ran off. I wish I had pictures of Chris running after Timothy's kite!
When Gabe and I were done flying our kites (aka dive-bombing passing pedestrians and motorists with them!), we joined Timothy and Chris at the playground. Nothing will make you feel better about your own kids than watching other people's.
My kids seemed more interested at climbing the rail fence than playing on the playground. Go figure.
Timothy hadn't had a nap all day, and he was falling asleep in the swing. Then he'd get mad that he was falling asleep, and yell at himself to wake himself up. It was hysterical!
I spent the playground time sitting on a blanket, sewing up the seams in the baby trousers I had crocheted. I also watched the bees, made some clover flower chains, and stared at the clouds. Time well spent, if you ask me!
By the time we finished at the park, it was 4 o'clock, and we decided to go to the Hideaway for some gourmet pizza. The lunch rush was over and the dinner rush had not yet started, so we ended up getting the patio to ourselves. It was a good day. In retrospect, I wish I'd remembered to put some sunscreen on myself after I'd finished putting it on the boys! My shoulders look like boiled lobster!