Tuesday, June 28, 2011

{#8, #18}

Ride Our Bikes To Mack Park to Play

Oy Vey.
Today was a doozy.

Mack Park is a mere mile from our house.
Both of the ladies have done this ride before.
Sienna, has done it a lot
because we used to go while Ady was in school.

So I assumed it would be simple and easy today.
{Here is where you learn I am sooo not mother of the year.}
We got about a block and a half away, and Sienna was struggling.
She was going really slow, and kept saying
"I just can't do it."
And she was crying.

Meanwhile, Adyson and her friend were a
good 2 blocks ahead, waiting for us (im)patiently.

And it was

So I was (im)patiently
trying to get her to MOVE.

I may have said the sentence
"Sienna, you've done this before!
You are acting like a baby. Just go!"
Once...or twice.

It was awful.
And did I mention HOT?

Finally, my mom came to the rescue and picked
Sienna up and threw her bike in the trunk so
Adyson and I could finish the ride.

Cut to tonight when Trav looks at her bike and sees that
somehow she's got the brake on her front wheel.

How awful do I feel?
Poor kid pretty much had the workout of her life today.

In my defense, she didn't say a word about the wheel
not spinning. She just acted tired.

I know, I suck.
Silver Lining....
we checked it off the list.

Go Swimming.

I know, it's a little pathetic that we are
just barely crossing this one off the list!
The ladies got a double dose of swimming today.
After our awful bike ride, we went to my moms
and they dove in her pool.
And LOVED it.I loved it too. I sat in this chair, shoes off, and Sonic in hand.
The kids were so happy, and the wind was blowing,
and the leaves were making pretty music.
And their backyard is just so beautiful and private.

It was a good moment.

And then tonight we had our ward swim party
at the Logan Aquatic Center.
We love our ward, and love sitting and chatting with them.
We are very lucky to live in such a great place.

The ladies loved it.
All half hour of it.
Because the lighting started
and we had to leave. :(


Mortons Love said...

Is it mean to say the picture at the park cracked me up?

I can totally relate.

Alder Family said...

Loved the picture at the park!

Tom and Debbie Goodwin said...

Hi Hayley, I hope you don't mind me peeking in on your family blog. I think of you often, and of course you've been on my mind this week. I sure hope things are going well! My love to you and your family.

Amber Culp Family said...

I think we got the same "patient" gene. I have heard myself saying the same thing to my girls, only to find they had a perfectly valid reason for their slowness! You are a good mom, not many moms would ride in the HOT SUN to the park, your awesome. Looks like you are having a great summer. Can't wait to see you in August!

Hayley said...

Not sure if you will get this, but I have no other way to comment back. I'm glad you are checking in. I often wonder how you are too! I hope things are good. Hang in there!

Jill said...

can i just say that i love the bike story. i love it because it makes me feel better about myself and motherhood. sometimes you only hear the good. plus it wasn't all that bad you got to the park and played. that's all she'll remember, right?

Our Family said...

Glad I am not the only mom who has less than perfect moments! I still think you could be mother-of-the-year :) At least you are out playing and checking off your to-do list--we haven't made one, and most of ours would probably involve sitting inside with the a/c...pathetic, huh?

Chanelle said...

You inspire me! Love the checklist idea, you really know how to make everyday things FUN.