With Thursday came the long awaited and often rescheduled FAMILY DAY… That’s right Ken took the day off and we managed to duck and run early and get our family time on. But first, Trinity’s hair finally had to let go of the Grandma French Braids… FLUFFY!
With the fresh trim and then where the braids stop you can totally see how nice and straight it is at the bottom across!
Reminds me of when I had my crimper when I was little
We finally were able to do one of the trips I had been hoping to make earlier in the year – Lake Harriet and the tiny door in a tree of Mr. Little Guy.
Sadly he was already gone for the fall to his castle elsewhere but we enjoyed hunting it down!
Ken looked up location before we left. I am glad, I enjoyed the walk so much I forgot to look for it!
This is also the beginning of Echo’s odyssey onto the paths
The walk was lovely and since it was a week day… not busy. So we were able to enjoy the path without inconveniencing many other people.
Sometimes I wonder if the wind doesn’t just want to play with her hair!
There were boats tethered in the lake that I am still curious how people get to… but they looked lovely and made the most amazing bell like sounds as they swayed back and forth.
It was just the perfect afternoon for a nice walk.
The kids loved the ducks. Ken and I thought is absolutely hilarious that the sign below was there… then like 6 feet away on a bridge out of sight of said sign a bunch of moms with their individual kids (seriously does no one have large families and enjoy this park??? I had a bundle of little ones under school age way back when) FEEDING DUCKS!!!!
Watching them together
There were so many pretty and interesting areas along the path. We walked around half of the circuit around the lake.
I love unusual trees!
Pose the kids
The houses along the street side were amazing
I am not sure I would want to maintain the levels of this garden!
You can see the building where we started here…
The lake made a great backdrop for some quick photos.
Further proof the twins are VERY different even as they have identical features… Zander…
My 3 chuckle heads
And then that evening we got a start on Trinity’s Halloween costume… her princess hat.
Oh and stopped in at Victoria’s Secret to use coupons. That eye shadow cost me just over 2.00!
I think we really needed this time out as a family that was not around errands and shopping… I wish we could do this more but for some reason STUFF KEEPS BREAKING at work! Thankfully not on Ken’s fault but he fixes… and we postpone, reschedule or cancel.
And now for the rest of my pictures. Sorry this entry is so huge but lots for a blog entry not enough for a true overflow.
She rides in style
I love the little people showing you where to walk…
Echo and Zander
Again with the wind
Emanuel watching the boats