Oh the tragedy. I have neglected this blog for far too long. I have attempted to sit down and type some posts many times but alas, I have had no ambition or desire to do so. So now, my attempt may turn into a novel or a short story. Who knows, maybe I will stop typing after this sentence...... .............. okay, maybe not.
We spent some time in Montana this month. Just me and the kiddos took a quick, short trip up there. We had a great visit spening time with Nana and Papa and other family. We went up to Libby Creek and cooled our feet in the very shallow water. The girls (including my nieces) hunted for frogs and snakes. I think they must've scared one off because a little while into it I was standing in the water and a long snake came swimming through my legs. AAAHHHHHH!!! SO NOT COOL!!!! YUCK! EW! OMGosh that was horrible!!!!
Of course those are the exact words I said while flailing my arms all around and squaking like an idiotic ninny.
Ben E loves the water. He tried to venture in on his feet but the rocks were too slippery and he ended up sitting and crawling around. He knew exactly how to throw rocks into the creek like a pro. Of course he had to taste them before he threw them. And he fashioned a few small pebbles on the top of his head.
We crossed the creek and walked along the dry river bed. We heard Sasquatch in the trees and the kids took arm with big sticks. They didn't get too scared because Papa was off wondering around without us and they put 2 and 2 together.
On our way back across the creek Garrett lost his flip flop in the current. He hollered, " Mom! My Shoe!" While he was struggling trying to grab it he lost his footing and slipped in the shallow water and lost his other one. This triggered something in Aquinna. She took off in the slippery rocked creek at full speed. She moved like a fish in the water. She snagged one shoe and headed further down the creek for the next. At first we thought she was just excited. But after she dove in for the second shoe on hands and knees she was very very upset. She was soo worried about Garretts shoes floating away towards the 'waterfall'. She put all effort inside that little body to 'save' his shoes. She stood up crying, sopping wet with both shoes in her hands and sore, little, red knees. She was our little hero of the day. Of course we reassured her that next time just to let them float away...they are just shoes. We let her know her being safe in the water was more important! But we were still super proud of her and her amazing accomplishment. Nana then escorted her to the 'waterfall' to show her that it was just a bit of bigger rocks where the current was a little faster. We piled back into our cars with our shoes on our feet and headed back . What Fun!!!
(This is turning into a novel)
I'm glad we are home now and getting back on a schedule and a little bit of a routine. Another week and school will start. I think that will help us a lot more. All this free time and "Mommy, I'm bored" is driving me crazy. I wasn't ready for Aquinna to be in Kindergarten...but after this summer I AM NOW!!!! There is definatley a season for everything.