OK, so it happens, I get bitter and jaded and cranky and icky when things aren't always exactly the way I want them. And then this comes out in a blog post - hence the post last week about the rain and the mud or the week before whining about all the kids being out of school.... and the rain and the mud.
But, actually, I love the outdoors and if it weren't for trying to work little ones' routines and temperaments around it, I really wouldn't mind the rain and the mud as much.
Often times, our idea of a nice, relaxing time as a family is spent just wandering around outdoors somewhere. About a week and a half ago, we took a picnic lunch after church at Gage Park and spent a lot of time exploring the rose gardens. B got some beautiful pictures of the late-season roses. (I love our camera!)
After the rose garden, we just walked the trails around the Governer's Mansion. It was a beautiful, windy day and we came out of a trail into a meadow, I couldn't resist plopping down for a little rest right there - I really could've laid there and slept for a while, but B insisted on moving on so he and the kids could play by the pond.
Yesterday was a great day outside with the daycare kiddos. Sunny and cool, but with warm sunshine. The mud was pretty well dried up and they were so happy to be outside! I look forward to getting out again this afternoon!
Now, in the spirit of still bringing in comments and feeling the love (which, really I do, but I love to hear from all of you also - it makes me smile!) --- What is your favorite thing about fall? GO.