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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Day Redeemed....in pictures

After a bleak start to spring break, we had a picture perfect day yesterday (and we are so thankful). After lunch, we loaded up and went to the Riverpark in Chattanooga to bike. We biked along the river to downtown, across the Walnut Street Bridge and into Coolidge Park. In the park, we had a snack, flew our kites, and rode the carousel. Then we biked back and went straight to Granda & GDaddy's for supper. After supper, the kids rode their 4 wheeler, drove the golf cart, and Bryce got to maneuver with GDaddy in the bobcat. It really was a picture perfect day, so I thought I would just let the pictures (day) speak for themselves.



One of the many bridges along the bike path. We stopped to get a picture. Unfortunately, there are no pictures of us on bikes.....that would have been very hard to accomplish. Thanks, Eric for letting us borrow your bike trailor.....Sara Kate loved riding 'in style' and for letting us borrow your bike, maybe I need to get one for myself one day.







Flying kites in Coolidge Park. If you're not familiar with Chattanooga, the bridge in the background is what we rode our bikes over to get to the park. It's a beautiful walk or ride.


Does anyone else have a climbing daredevil in the house???? He's all boy!




The kids on the carousel. We were doubly blessed, because we had the whole carousel to ourselves, which afforded me the opportunity to take lots of pictures before it started moving. If you know me well, you know that I'm crazy when I have a camera in hand....I'm only posting 2 shots....I have many more!






At Granda & GDaddy's riding 4 wheelers. Sara Kate cracks me up giving us the "thumbs up" sign. By the way, if you're from church and you're planning on coming to the boys/men camping trip......this field (down by the pond) is where you'll be camping!!!




GDaddy just happened to "need" to do some work on the bobcat. Bryce didn't miss the chance to get on and "help."



On the way home that night..........WORN OUT!! Bryce certainly should have been, he totally kicked our tails on the bike ride. He was dead set on being the first back to the truck, I was dying trying to keep up, and even Brad was having to exert effort.........dead last isn't so bad either, trust me I know from experience. It's pitiful that I can't keep up with a 5 year old.

8 comments:

Joe & Cyndi Rogers said...

Shana,

I am so glad that you all had a picture perfect day! I thought of you yesterday and was hoping that you were enjoying the beautiful day after such a dismal start on Monday. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

I can't wait to take the kids back up to Chattanooga for a day like that. We love those pretty days at the park and on the bridge. You deserved a great day and those pictures look great!

Also, I don't think one can EVER take 'TOO MANY' pictures. That is not possible in my book! I think in some way, some how, we MUST be sisters! :) It is scary how much of the same things we do.

Love,

Cyndi

chelle belle said...

Love it!

Tammy said...

Looks like a wonderful, fabulous, terrific, very good day! :)

Tim & Angela Fleming said...

Thanks for the great idea! We may try to get up there this week too. Glad you had such a perfect day.

Katie ( Ella's sister) said...

I am so glad yall had such a good day! That looked so much fun. Love ya so much, Katie

Brittany said...

We were hanging out at Coolidge Park too. I am so sad we missed you! I got to see Jenny last week. I would love to get together with ya'll sometime soon!

The Wild World of Richmond said...

Well, you and yours deserved that perfect day!!! We love coolidge, the carousel and the fountains(when it's warm). Ken and I even like to go and walk on date nights -grab a coffee and stroll.
Hey,as far as Bryce-they only get faster and with more attitude...so you better dancing up some aerobics woman!!! Build that cardio and work those muscles to keep up-who cares about a longer life-you just have to keep up with the kids.
love ya',
Terri

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures especially the one where they were past out, since they had just left their grandparents house. As precious as they look, they can single handedly bring two grown people to their knees and take home the spoils. What a busy time. Trust me, we looked a lot worse by the time they were finished with us.

OH, BUT I WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING, except maybe just a small portion of their energy.

Sleep Well My Babies,
Granda