Saturday morning we needed to go birthday shopping for Chris. Oh, and Damian's girlfriend's birthday is this weekend, so I told him I'd help him pick out a necklace for her (ugh, yes, he has a girlfriend). Heather said that she would watch Maddox, so I told Damian that after we went shopping we would go have lunch somewhere, and maybe ice cream afterwards. We ended up doing more shopping for ourselves than for Chris I think. =) (Is it just me, or are guys really, really hard to shop for?) I did get Chris a couple things, and I helped Damian with his gf's present.
Damian said he wanted to go to Red Robin for lunch, so we went there. I got a California Burger, which was chicken, bacon and guacamole. I should have asked for no bacon, but that was the best part of the burger. I had a few of their fries, but not many and I was stuffed. However, D really wanted to go get ice cream, so we went to a local ice cream parlor. I wasn't going to get anything, but they had lemon meringue ice cream and I had to try it, so I got a child size dish and didn't even eat all of that, but it was really good!
I wanted a picture of our day, but Damian didn't want me to take one. I love this one, because he's saying "Mom! Stop!" =)
After we got home I did a lot of yard work. Well, it felt like a lot of yard work, I was out there for about 3 hours, however, when I looked at my yard, you couldn't see much of what I did. I sprayed weeds in the lawn and trimmed some bushes, and pulled weeds from around my roses. Oh, I guess I planted some flowers, but I don't have many, so that was quick.
Anyway, after that I ran on my treadmill for 6 miles. I could have run outside, it was a really nice day, but I kinda wanted to stay close to the house, so I just did the treadmill. =)
It was a very peaceful spot, and there was no one around. It definitely wasn't what I pictured in my head, but it was nice.
|Damian being silly|
When the guy first came up to us, I got the worst feeling. I don't know what it was, but I was really leery of the guy. I was seriously creeped out. Which was strange, because he looked like any normal guy. Anyway, when Chris and D went off with him to look at his sluice box thing, I was holding Maddox (who was asleep) and I couldn't hear anything other than the roar of the river. They seemed like they were gone a long time, and I was kinda worried. I mean, we were in the middle of nowhere with a stranger, and while Chris and Damian are strong, there's always the possibility of bad things happening. My mind was thinking all sorts of crazy thoughts about what I would do when Chris came up and said he was just about ready to go. After I put Maddox in his carseat, I walked over, with Chris, to the guys setup and talked to him for a minute. After that I felt kind of silly for all the crazy thoughts that I had had earlier.
Damian got bored in the afternoon, so he went to play on some fallen trees and rocks. He was showing off to Chris his hand stand on that big rock behind the tree, when his wallet fell out of his pocket and landed in the river. He stood there and stared at the water for a while and we were laughing and telling him he needs to get it (it wasn't very deep). He had around $40 and a gift card in it (from his 8th grade graduation). He finally got in the water and he slipped multiple times, and then fell in the river. It was hilarious! He was soaked. If you look closely at the picture, he lost one of his flip flops (he got it back). We just sat there and laughed at him (he wasn't in any danger, it was shallow). I think that is the first time I have EVER witnessed him fall in a river. He has such amazing balance, that even when he was learning to walk, he never fell.
Maddox was soaked. Within minutes of getting there, he had already gotten both feet soaked and his pants wet up to his knees. I had brought some water shoes for him, but hadn't even gotten them on yet. His tennis shoes were still wet this morning, and he only had them on for maybe 5 min at the river. =) In the picture above, he was dirty! He had Cheetos and sand and dirt and water everywhere. Right after this, I picked him up and he crashed on my shoulder for a couple hours. =)
I didn't run yesterday, but there was a lot of activity going on. And honestly, I will skip a run every day if I get to spend the day outside doing fun stuff with my kids. I mean, look at those boys. They are awesome. =)
|This is my absolute favorite picture of the day. |
I love this boy so much!