On Saturday Meadow, Sierra, Aayla, Loki and I went for a walk in Barrie. It started out as a simple walk to Tim Hortons for lunch we were to eat at a park but it turned into an over 3 hour walk meandering through many side streets of Barrie, Ontario. We definitely took the long way to get to Tim Hortons from Meadows house but we had such a great time enjoying the natural beauty to be found along a city walk.
This patch of violets was growing wild in the grass between the side walk and the road.
This Goldfinch was the first I've seen this year. A bit high in the tree for my iPhone camera but if you look closely you can see him.
After we made it to Tim Hortons we grabbed our lunch to go and headed out looking for a patch of grass to sit and eat. We stumbled upon a large grassy field area which also had a playground where we had our lunch.
After lunch the girls ran around the grassy field with Loki. Whirling, twirling like the wind.
They played on the playground a bit and then we started walking towards Meadows again. It wasn't long before we found another park and stopped for another play session.
We played on the swings together.
We left here and found that patch of wild violets again and I asked the girls if they would lie down with me and get a picture of us all together in the violets. They all thought I was crazy, "but mom there are people watching us", "Seriously", "I'll do it only cause it's Mother's day tomorrow"...they were great sports, or at least they tried to be. The pictures were all pretty horrible as no one really wanted to participate but we laughed so hard after it was over and done.
This morning we put the docks in.
The girls took off their shoes and their plan was to only get their feet wet as the wind was cool.
But of course it didn't take Aayla long before she wanted to take off her dress and head in. Her plan the whole time was to go swimming so she wore her bathing suit and swim she did.
Aayla loved jumping the mini waves...
Almost as much as Loki loved her first time at the lake; her first time retrieving sticks from water.
HERE if you are interested. Today's video won't be up until tomorrow though as the process to upload the videos is very time consuming.
I had a wonderful weekend and was sad we had to leave my mom voice messages as she wasn't home. I hope you were out enjoying your weekend mom. I love you and we will talk soon.
Hopefully all you mom's, grand mothers, foster mom's, adoptive mom's, and everyone else who is important to a childs life enjoyed a beautiful weekend! Sending you a big virtual hug for all you do each and every day.