Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Being a Kid

falls2Yesterday I realized we needed to get out. It’s been getting cooler, school is going on and so we’ve made our way inside a little too much.  Before we know it there will be snow on the ground and we will really be stuck inside so we need to take advantage of the chance to be outside while we can. I’ve also been feeling a need to get in some nature and out of the city.falls3So we drove up the canyon to see the falls, and let the kids be kids and let mom breathe in some fresh air and enjoy the beauty that I don’t take advantage of enough. I love this time of year with all the changing colors.falls8falls12   The kids ran, played, got dirty, climbed and enjoyed just being kids.  There’s nothing like sheer enjoyment on their faces, hearing lots of laughter, and seeing them run all over the place.falls4falls5 falls7falls6There was this little ravine they would climb up and then slide down on, over and over again. They thought it was so funny that their bottoms were getting dirtier and dirtier.falls9falls11falls10     Caitlyn ate it up too.  Throwing rocks in the water, climbing on things, running, and just having the time of her life.  What a great way to spend the afternoon.  Tomorrow – a  picnic up the canyon again.falls1Isaac must have worn himself out too much, because later that night he caught the stomach flu from his two sisters who had it yesterday.  There’s nothing like making you a real mom until you’ve been thrown up on a time or too. You never turn into a real dad either until your kid throws up 2 or 3 times in public at the Chiropractor clinic and in the car on the ride home. 

So today?  Relaxing and getting a few kids better so we can enjoy some fall colors tomorrow.

1 comment:

Launa said...

Wow! What a beautiful spot! I can't wait till everything starts to change colors here! North Georgia is beautiful in the fall! We may need to take a road trip!

Hope everyone is feeling better soon!!