We figured it out. *insert laughter* The whole age-appropriate vacation (and you still get to sleep in your own beds thing). When they were at the baby/toddler stage we realized that a vacAtion was just a trip to the park that ended with dipped cones. A little swim in the pool. The beach swing set. Short and sweet. A date was a red box movie and perhaps Chinese take-out at approximately 8:32 pm (or as soon as babies sleep). We've come a long, looooooong way. I was so excited. Since the price of gas is doing its very own thing and it doesn't make sense to travel far...and since I got amazing, (one day only) FREE tickets to our lovely, local conservatory...well,
what could be more fun in this dreary, winter's done but spring has not come yet weather?! (updated to say...thank the Lord, the sun has currently made it's appearance). So we did. Right after a drive through fast food, because what is more happy to a kid than eating food of absolutely no nutritional value in the car on the way to...
all age-appropriate planning lost in the murmuring of
children shocked that anyone would consider
this a good time.
Little girls adjust.
Paradise just might be
However all things planned are not necessarily met with joy expected.
"oh, (sigh of dismay)...it's a FLOWER PLACE?"
did quite rapidly turn to enthusiastic running
when at entrance the girls were handed
a pencil to "treasure hunt".
(Though the final "prize" turned out to be small and plastic,
God bless the woman who promised "reward". ☺)
one of our favorites.
the girls took "turns"
controlling the fountain spray ☺
yarn butterfly. check.
and she runs
running again ☺
we named it the "strawberry-banana"
in between drips of rain
we discovered this outdoor play garden
it was evening as we entered
Did I mention
that God's Creation
you know that verse
pray with ceasing?
you can praise
without stopping too!
good night pineapple palm.
and good night
beautiful darkening sky.