Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

The day started out with a breakfast of Ebelskievers filled with bananas and Nutella sprinkled with powdered sugar, and some were filled with Strawberry preserves. We literally have to pull the plate away from Tyson......after his 5th or 6th one we knew he was FULL.

We then put on our tennis shoes, packed a picnic lunch and headed out to the Botanical Gardens. The forecast said it was going to be partly cloudy in the am and sunny in the afternoon with a high around 68. "Perfect" to hang out with Mother Nature. Tyson is very interested in nature hikes these days and he has a new compass he was dying to try out.

We had so much fun. The weather was cool at first but quickly warmed up.

Getting situated, not to worry.....Tyson has his map and compass.

Paul took this one of me and my baby. She's so pretty.

The kids LOVED the picnic lunch. Not sure why, but a turkey and cheese sandwich is that much better when eaten outside on a blanket next to a huge pond filled with ducks. "This is awesome Daddy, I'm gonna always remember this!" And I'm pretty sure that brought a tear or two to Paul's eyes.

Tyson was so intrigued with the log cabins that were there. He has been learning about past presidents at school and came home with a log cabin picture made of pretzel sticks. "This is where Abe Lincoln lived! This is so COOL!" However, he was perplexed that there was only one room in the cabin. "Where does everyone sleep?"

These ducks clearly had been eating well. Despite their aggressiveness, Emmy still wanted to give them some of her cheese sandwich.

You can't tell, but it was all we could do to keep Tyson still long enough to snap a picture.....he was so freaked out by the ducks.

These two ran all over the place. They too have been missing the sunshine.

I couldn't have asked for a more perfect Valentine's Day with my three very special Valentines.

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