As much as I'm ashamed to admit it, we live right by a lake and we rarely take the time to enjoy it. We are literally about 100 yards from the water, separated only by trees and a road. We used to take walks or picnic by the lake quite a bit when it was just Leila, but we haven't much since Mia came home. I'm not really sure why we stopped. I think we're just always so busy. (Yes, Mom, I know you are nodding your head right now. ;-) Well... tonight I packed a picnic and we headed to a very secluded area of the lake. The girls threw rocks and dipped their toes in the water, and of course, loved every minute. We have talked about getting a boat for the past couple of years, and the girls have been begging to go boating since going to my brother's house, but there are very few boat slips on this lake and they are only available by a lottery. The trick is, you have to buy the boat before you can enter the lottery. Ummm, no thanks. And I know us. We wouldn't use it much if we had to keep it in storage. So for now... no boat. Just another reason we don't go to the lake much. We all enjoyed tonight, though, so we plan on heading over there a bit more in the future. Nolan and I have decided to try a different area of the lake each time. I'm looking forward to it!
Walking the trail to our secluded spot
Miss D*orito Face
Mia's signature "shovel it in" method of eating (seriously, the girl doesn't know what a small bite is)
Mia wanted a ponytail just like Leila, but had to settle for pigtails. I just love them.
Walking back with their walking sticks
Mia's red sucker tongue. (And for anyone keeping count, I did serve fruits and vegetables at our picnic.) ;-)