Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Arboretum birthday trip

We planned a family fun day for Egan's actual birthday with a trip to the arboretum and a picnic!
We started the day with a donut, candle and singing. I'm a big believer in putting a candle in anything… multiple times per birthday… for the birthday kid.  A donut is fun, but a donut with a happy birthday candle? WAY BETTER.
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Then he got to open his birthday presents… including "Tailspin". It was a big hit.IMG 4953
Then, we set off for the Arboretum! Egan ran and ran and ran and ran some more. Blake chased him.
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Sloane and I hung out and played in the grass.IMG 4979
IMG 4987Egan continued to run...

IMG 5006Until he finally got caught.
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And then he ran some more.IMG 5034IMG 5045
We convinced the kids to take a seat for just a moment. Trust me, though… it was truly JUST a moment.
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Next, we explored a few pathways.
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It was really fun walking through the paths lined by blooming trees and flowers. So beautiful!IMG 5195IMG 5196
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We even spied some wildlife!IMG 5210  1IMG 5213IMG 5326IMG 5335IMG 5337

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We did a little more exploring before finding a fun place for a picnic.IMG 5230
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We didn't bring a change of clothes on this trip, so Egan couldn't play in the water, but he did climb up on the frog.IMG 5309
Then he did exactly what I thought he would do… Stinker!
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Our big 4 year old!
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Such a fun day spent with my 3 favorites!

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