This weekend we walked around in the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. We go here at least once a year and it makes for a nice and easy hike. Or, walk, since it’s not uphill. :)
We were all cranky and squabbley on the way there. The boys got in trouble for being too noisy in the backseat of the car. There was traffic. I think Dave and I both had headaches. But, what we’ve found is, that if we get out and just get there (and by ‘there’ I mean whatever destination we have in mind), it’s MUCH better than staying home feeling squabbley and headachey.
And so we went. And it was great.
When I was little, I spent my summers picking honeysuckle blossoms off of bushes and drinking the nectar from the blossom. Dave said he’s never heard of that before me. Was I the only one doing this? Anyway, I’ve taught Andrew my trick…and even though he’s too nervous to try it himself, he picks some blossoms for me to drink. I love honeysuckle.
It’s always extremely windy at the Refuge.
which is really pretty funny with little boys and a wayward map.
Most of my shots of Isaac look like this:
always running to catch up. He easily gets sidetracked with the grasses and bushes and stops to investigate or draw numbers in the pebbles or fill his pockets with them. And we call him and call him, and then he races to catch up.
And this is the new trick Isaac invented and Andrew agrees is pretty awesome. Isaac calls this “on the toes”. He yells “on the toes!” and then wraps himself around Dave’s leg. Then Andrew is soon also playing “on the toes”.
They think it’s the best game ever. And Dave sometimes tries to take big, heavy steps, which just makes the game THAT much more fun.
What does Dave think of this game?
Not his favorite. But he’s a good sport. :)
On our way home from the refuge, we saw something unusual in the water.
The space shuttle! It was transported from JFK to the Intrepid yesterday where it will be a part of the Air and Space Museum (a museum we have not been to yet! What’s with THAT?!).
It was pretty neat to watch it go by. It was guarded by like 10 boats and 3 helicopters and police cars were driving up and down the path we were on to keep an eye out for funny business.
Hope your weekend was a good one!