Friday, August 2, 2013

The Walnut Acre Daily Friday August 2, 2013


 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of His own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. ~2 Timothy 1:9-10


We took the kids to the park this morning and it was not one of our best trips although we did have a lot of fun too. We got everyone loaded and started out and I realized I didn't have my phone with me. So I made a little circle and came back to the house to get it. When I went to where I had put it on charge it wasn't there. So I rechecked the van and found it under my notebook. We stopped on the way out to get some chips to add to our lunch and some paper plates to put on our food on. Our original plan was to go to Coyner Springs. We stopped there and everyone got out. We walked down to the creek and realized it was so muddy that there was no way we could play there. So after talking it over we decided to go on to Ridgeview Park instead. The kids love that park and were happy to go there. We hadn't been at the park long when Amanda brought me one of the kids and said the child hadn't made it to the bathroom in time. So we took care of that situation the best we could and I returned to the playground. We had barely started playing when I heard one of the kids yelling *@#% while playing chase. So that child lost playground privileges. Back to playing again and two more kids have to be taken to the bathroom. No sooner had we gotten back from that and Michael stubbed his toe, making it bleed pretty bad. At this point I gave up on the playground and decided we would eat lunch and then walk down to the river. As we began getting lunch out we realized we had forgotten to buy the paper plates. So we managed lunch with no plates and then walked to the river. Our walk actually went really well although I had some trouble keeping everyone together. All our little misfortunes made me realize how blessed we have been this summer to have quite a few outings that have gone really well. I'm grateful for the this group of kids usually works well together and their behavior is usually really good. And a blessing from today is that Michael, who usually get overwhelmed by the end of an outing and begins to melt down, had a really wonderful morning (in spite of his stubbed toe) with no major meltdowns. 

So here are some pictures of the fun we did have. 


Our vacation is next week (August 4-10) and already today I can feel myself slipping into vacation mode. It's going to be a stay-cation and I'm looking forward to getting some things done around here, writing and relaxing.



The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

1 comment:

  1. It looks like everyone had a phenomenal time despite the mishaps. :) You had such a great attitude despite all the little problems that kept popping up! :)