Sunday, March 13, 2011

Little monsters in the park

The sun came out!

So I took my two little monsters to the park. 

A funny little park, that we'd never been to before.

(just so happens to be right beside a house that I want to buy, but am pretty sure we can't afford)


Toby said "After the park, can we just go home to our new house now?"

Haha....well, if I had a couple of big wads of cash in my back pocket, maybe ;)

This is Toby's crazy new hat (from H&M), and he pretty much hasn't taken it off since we bought it.

And that's Finn's new little hat ($2 at Superstore!), and seriously....doesn't he just look like a little man in it? 

He strolled over to the fence, and totally posed for a little impromptu "Sears-catalogue" style photoshoot for me :) 

All on his own....what can I boy's a natural ;)

Things went slightly sour when Toby happened to get a little water/mud on his jeans. 

"I'm going home RIGHT NOW"

He headed over to the fence and promptly put on his best mad face, which really actually suited the hat quite well.  Check out the stance. Arms straight down...feet planted.

He means business.

Well, until I told him that Finny was going to get to the slide first ;) every time.

Then he realized that little Finny was having trouble getting up the steps, so his big brother instincts kicked in, and he said "It's ok, little Finny, I'm here now...I'll help you climb up! Don't worry, I'm right behind you...I'll keep you safe" :)

Melts me every time.

He forgot all about "beating" Finny to the slide, but actually helped him get there first himself :)

"little Finny" was so psyched to get to the top!

So here they are, having fun, playing away...

...and right after this...

Finny hops off, and runs directly off to the far side of the little park (with me running after him, of course)....

And what does he do?

STRAIGHT into the hugest puddle/lake you've ever seen (this thing was at least 8 inches deep). Seriously. No stopping at the edge for a look, just straight in, shouting "WUN!"



(as in...RUN!)

Straight in, straight down, face first, completely soaking wet, with me in after him to grab him.


Soaked from top to bottom....even the cute little hat. 

And my new shoes, of course.

Needless to say, our little park outing ended rather abruptly.

All in a day's work for a momma, right? ;)

Wouldn't trade it for the world.


  1. Your boys are so beautiful!
    So special to watch grow ....thanks for sharing!

  2. i was waiting for the photo of the house!!! (and finny covered in mud!)
    next time ;)

  3. Isn't it great how they can change a perfect moment into a mess or tantrum in 2 seconds :) They are so cute!

  4. Love this post! Reminds me of my boys. And those monster shirts and hat are completely adorable. Isn't it so sweet when the older one suddenly gets all big-brother protective, I love that too!

    What fun, thanks for sharing!

  5. Sounds very familiar but for me it's just chasing one...and they always beeline for the puddle...Looks like a fun day despite the way it ended:)

  6. So adorable! What a good big brother :)

  7. Oh my gosh, they couldn't be ANY cuter in those hats!!!!

  8. You make me laugh! Gorgeous, gorgeous photos you clever little miss x


  9. I have to ask.....where did you find those cute shirts? My little boy would LOVE one of those :)


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