The other day I had to make a trip to Dallas, so we decided to make a day of it. I had to check out some fabric from Restoration Hardware. So we got that errand out of the way first. The boys were good and sat quietly for about 20 minutes while I did what I needed to do. Then we walked up and down Knox Street. They have an adorable toy store there and the boys had fun browsing there while I drank my iced coffee.
As a side note, they did not sit on this couch quietly for 20 minutes. That would have been a disaster. I had them all sitting in individual chairs so they couldn't touch each other. It's the only strategy that works for me :)
I had planned on taking the boys to the Arboreteum to have a picnic lunch, but didn't anticipate it costing as much as it did. So instead we opted for a little walk around White Rock Lake. I'm not even sure where we were, but it was cool to walk around.
I can't believe how big they all are now.
We ate our lunch and just hung out. The boys made up some game on these bricks. Something about not stepping on the engraved bricks.
Asher's signature smile stance.
Couldn't get a good smile out of Jopie.
He was feeling a little too cool for me that day too.
He got a haircut soon after this, but I kinda like when it hangs in his face.
Graham is learning to smile with his new braces. He got a hair cut right after this picture too.
Joseph likes to mismatch his socks these days. I keep the socks in a clothes basket and the boys have to sort through to find a pair. It isn't that hard to find a pair that matches, but he doesn't like to be bothered with those kinds of details. He usually chooses socks of different lengths, and it makes me laugh.
It was actually a low-stress day. Those days when it was so hard to get out of the house are pretty much over for us. There were so many years when I had to juggle between nap times and nursing schedules. Our "window" where everyone had the potential to be in happy spirits was very small. Now it is wide open and I'm realizing I need to take advantage of this more than I do.