Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Quality time with the kids

The kids and I have spent a lot of time together lately. I really miss hanging out with them. I take for granite how fast time goes by and the short time we have together before they grow up. My oldest is already turning 7 next week. Time sure has gone by fast.

Today we took a walk up this hill they have that overlooks downtown Boise. The boys loved it. It was probably a funny sight to see an out of shape mom trying to climb up a steep hill holding up a two year old with a Nikon in her other hand trying to snap pictures on her way up. (If only there had been a photographer behind me taking pictures of the craziness)

I also got to catch up with an old friend at the park... who I failed to take a picture of. What was I thinking! She had the most adorable little man. Allison it was so great seeing you again. We both joined a mommies group and met some pretty great women today. I can't wait for more meet ups this summer and playmates for my boys! Here are some pics from our day.

Here is Jacob on the monkey bars. He literally has blisters from crossing this thing. LOL!

Okay I know this is mean... but I couldn't resist. For one thing...isn't the bathroom just discusting? Public Park Bathrooms are sooooooo gross! I don't even like to wash my hands in them. I usually have my own sanitizer with me. To see something this adorable on something so nasty... I couldn't miss the photo opp! :D

Ryan was playing house with this little girl at the park. He was the daddy and she was the mommy... Madi was there baby... LOL!

And the hill... my kids talked me into it... It was crowded... can you tell! I was afraid of the domino effect! One kid falls and they take everyone else down with them. Thankfully that didn't happen. It's like Where's Waldo here... can you find the boys?

It's steeper then it looks I promise!

So lets say you see your child rolling down the hill... what would a normal mom do? What would a photographer do? Yes you guessed it. the first thought was to take a picture of him before saving him. What kind of mom am I?

They are so proud! We made it to the top in one piece! Hi dad wish you were here!

***Note: This photo was taken by my 6 year old! Not bad. Great focus and nice crop! :D
And for those of you who didn't know we actually have skyscrapers in Boise idaho... here is proof that we are more then potatoe farmers! Ha Ha So the buildings are slightly pathetic in size... but yes we have them

Here is how Madi climbed the hills

If you look closely you will see all 3 kids in the background. Madison then Ryan on the next turn and then Jacob in his blue shirt way out in the distance. It is like they were perfectly lined up for this photo. I love it! Just a lucky capture.

Some more of our incredible views from the path.

I found some great wildflowers for a family photo! Here are some snapshots of the kids having fun in them!

Boise is a great city. From downtown, to mountains, to ski resorts, to water parks, to rafting, camping, hiking fishing... there is nothing we don't have here which is why I love Boise! It is a great place to visit and a great place to raise a family.

life with my 3 boybarians


Susan said...

Wow...these were all great. Thanks for taking us along with you!

Dea said...

looks like lots of fun! I used to get blisters from the monkey bars to lol but beautiful shots! Your kids really are adorable!

Taylor said...

Love, love, love all of these shots!! I totally agree, it really does seem like a perfect place to raise a family, wish I lived there too lol!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. That hill does look steep! Wowza! You are a rock star for climbing it with your camera : ) way to go! I didn't take my good camera on vacation. I just didn't want to have freak outs all week over a camera! I missed it though. Holy cow I missed it!

I love these shots : )

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