We sure hope this Spring-like weather sticks around for a while. It was absolutely beautiful outside today. Josh and I decided to take advantage of the warm weather and take Noah and Einstein to the park to play. It was so nice to get out and play in the sunshine! The last time we went to the park Noah was almost walking, but he wasn't quite there yet. So it was fun to watch him run around and play at full speed today. Of course he had fun on the jungle gym, but what he loved the most was just being able to run free. He was so cute running all over the place. We really enjoyed our afternoon together as a family. Here are a couple of pictures I took of Noah while he played.
Such a big boy!
It looks like he's scared to death in this picture,
but he actually loved the slides!
The swing was a different story.
We thought he might enjoy swinging, but oh no,
he did not like the swing,
and he made it very clear to us that he wanted out.
And of course after Noah watched an older kid play around in the wood chips, he wanted to play with them too. He was throwing the wood chips all around & getting dirty as little boys do, but then all of a sudden, he started crying. We thought maybe he was just worn out, and it was time to head home. So Josh picked him up and I started brushing what I thought was dirt off of Noah's little hands. I quickly realized that fire ants were crawling all over him, and they were starting to bite! Poor, poor baby! No wonder he was crying. If you've ever been attacked by fire ants, you know the pain those little suckers cause. So we quickly brushed all the ants off and took his shirt off to make sure we didn't miss any. As soon as we got his shirt back on, he was ready to play again. Those mean fire ants weren't gonna stop him from playing!
We let Noah play a little bit longer, but then we decided we'd better head home. So we all walked back to the car, and as we got closer, Noah realized we were leaving the park. Well, you can guess his reaction. He was not very happy about it. He cried and threw the biggest fit, well, until daddy got him a cherry slushy from Sonic. Then he was a pretty happy little boy.