Sunday, August 23, 2009

Just a walk in the park

It's a rare thing to have Bart around on Sundays with his church calling as Bishop of our ward, so when it happens, we like to make the most of it. Last Sunday we spent the afternoon walking the trails at Tryon Creek State Park. It brought back memories for Bart (mostly unpleasant ones) as this park is adjacent to the law school he attended here in Oregon (and he used to take study breaks to walk the trails and clear his tired brain!). It was a beautiful Sunday and a great way to spend the day together.

We're not sure what this green, turfy blob was along the trail (sometimes in just don't ask...I think they call it art!) but the boys had fun trying to stand on it and even more fun trying to push each other off it!

Luke, smiling as usual and just enjoying the ride.

Cole was happy since we brought sunflower seeds to eat along the walk. Once those were gone, we exhausted all the leftover diaper bag snacks. Whatever works! On the way back to the car, Bo's legs finally gave out. So Cole went into the pack on Bart's back and Bo rode in the double stroller with Luke - we came prepared with every child-carrying device - and with all our kids...we needed every seat!

Sweatband Man

Cole has a little addiction - to sweatbands! On a daily basis he finds them in his brothers drawers and wears them "his" way. The headbands around the neck and wristbands all up the right arm! He can usually be found this way by 9am every day and if anyone tries to remove them - you'll hear about it! He throws such a fuss when they have to be removed, I will admit that I have let him wear them in public on an occasion or two. The total sweatband count is around 9 or 10. Although they catch more drool than sweat - to Cole they are a necessary part of his daily attire. We all get a kick out of how he acts so normal about it. It's no joke to him - just his daily routine.
While it's goofy and often a pain to pick up the sweatbands from all over the house throughout the day, like any childhood phase, we'll miss it when it's over!

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