I put on my rain boots. Devan put on her old sneakers. Niko put on his Vans. As we headed out the door I double checked- are you SURE you are dressed the way you think is best??? Yes mom. We are sure. Ok children. What do I know anyways??? But I believe in allowing them to make their own choices- that is how you learn right? I think next time they might take my advice. Maybe.
Thirty seconds after we arrived Niko slipped going down the grass hill and got all wet and muddy. Both of the kids had wet muddy feet within 5 minutes. I really wanted to say "I told you so" but then I remembered I am supposed to be the adult. To their credit, they didn't complain about their wet feet. Niko did fall one more time and at that point was muddy pretty much from head to toe. But the flowers were in bloom, and the ducks were cute! There was even a turtle out on one of the rocks. I love turtles.
I have always loved taking pictures. Photography class was something that was always on my "to do" list- it just never happened for some reason. I love a great picture and how it can tell a story or conjure up a fond memory, taking you back to a different time. Or it can simply be something beautiful to look at. Or just a way to enhance a story (which is how I tend to use my photos). I wouldn't really call taking pictures a hobby of mine, but it is something I enjoy doing and care about enough to try to improve the quality of the ones I DO take. Because really, if something is worth doing its worth doing well right? A friend of mine helped me out a lot by explaining many of the functions on my camera as well as some of the basics to capturing a good photo. He even did an entire blog post explaining how to use MY camera specifically. Thanks Ken! He takes amazing photos- you can check out his blog here: http://www.razorsharpinsights.blogspot.com/
So here are some photos I took yesterday of our "spring fun" in the mud!
Isn't that tree cool looking? We were down at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, WA in case you are wondering. I hope it doesn't rain the entirety of our spring break...but if it does at least we know we won't melt! I completed a 3 mile run yesterday which put me at 92 miles ran for the month of March so far. I signed up for a challenge to run 93 miles in March over on daily mile with Tall Mom so I am going to surpass that today- and end up with 103 for the month by tomorrow!