What a guy. I love him SO much!
The unusually warm weather last week inspired Nolan and I to dust off the jogging stroller, pump up the tires, load up a picnic and take a walk to the lake a mile a half down the road!
(aka: earlier known in my life as my running loop ... oh my that is a distant memory that I would also like to revisit ... (sigh) but I digress.)
The menu: PBJ sandwich, chips, chocolate chex, a juicebox
(nobody said it had to be totally healthy, right?)
The picnic was so SUPER sunny (almost too much ... at least for photos where I'd like eyes to be open.) But it was SO worth every sunbeam and squint! We are SO sun-deprived here in the MidWest!
We didn't actually make it all the way to the lake before we pulled off to a little spot near some lilac bushes near a field (that I'll have to post photos of when they bloom in a couple of weeks!) to break out the picnic to avoid Nolan falling asleep and missing it all. Whew! Good idea!
And what fun when we made our destination!
The food picked us both up and gave us LOTS of energy for throwing rocks ...
and throwing even more rocks ...
and stomping on the metal ramp that led up to the dock, making LOTS of noise that a certain two-year old LOVES!
Up and back ... Up and back ... stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp!
(I LOVE the way this two year old runs with his legs whipping out like egg beaters as he literally takes flight into air.
Oh to be two!
And I love the way that he insists on wearing his fire helmet all the time ...
including in the car ... even if it means he has to wear it backwards to accommodate that darn LONG brim in the back not cooperating with his car seat.
Love you Nolan!
You are such a gift!