Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Day with Emily

Steve had Monday off, so we wanted to have a little fun. Kathryn and Ryan had to go to school, so it was just us with Emily for the day. It was such a treat to have some fun with her and let all the attention fall on her.

We started with an appointment to get her hair cut. It had gotten a little wild and just plain getting all in her face (no, she does not like for me to put barrettes in her hair). She was an excellent customer and when she came out, I could see her cute face again!

After having lunch, we decided to go for a little walk by the lake.

There were the usual ducks and birds. I'm embarrassed to say that I know nothing about birds or ducks other than the usual ones I see all the time. Some of these were a little different. Maybe these are a little more common to others, but not to me.

These particular birds I see a lot in the lakes and ponds, but I honestly don't know anything about them or what they're called. I guess I better look them up. I should be able to tell my kids what they are.

Notice the interesting feet.

These ducks were a little different looking to me.

We had a wonderful time enjoying the beautiful day. It's not often that we get to just be together and do things spur of the moment. And it was so peaceful!! No arguing or bickering! Since Emily had us all to herself, there was no occasion for a tantrum, YEAHH!

One last stop before picking up the other at school - the park!


MITZI said...

Emily looks so cute with her haircut. She looks so much like Larissa. Those ducks are different. The feet of the one look like it's wearing fins. And the duck with the red legs looks like a vulture. It would be interesting to know what species they are.

Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

Mitzi - I haven't had any luck so far trying to find out what kind of creatures these are. I guess I'm not looking in the right places.

SuzyQ said...

beautiful pictures:0)

Maryellen said...

Your little Emily is adorable. I do like her haircut.

I've never seen ducks like that. In Iowa we used to live right by a National Wildlife Refuge and saw oodles of ducks and geese, but none like you saw.

I love the photo you took of Emily walking along the lake with her Daddy.

Lisa said...

Too much fun! My three year old is looking at the pictures and says, "That looks like so much fun; can we go there??" &:o) That one on one time is so important for everyone, huh?