Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Feeding Ducks at Holmes Lake

What's a mom to do with a pantry full of stale bread?...

...feed the ducks at Holmes Lake. The kids are excited. Evie has her princess pinwheel and is doing a little dance...

The kids are loaded up and ready to go. Evie is giving you the Taiwan 'victory' pose.

Ethan loves facing forward in his new car seat.

Ready or not, here we come...

And knowing this is bound to happen I usually don't bring bread that's too old.

Sometimes when I look at the pictures (like this one) I get a little flash forward of what the kids will look like when they get older. Ethan is only 13 months old but sometimes he seems so grown up already.

Evie had a good time feeding the ducks but she mostly liked climbing around on the rocks singing 'part of your world' like Ariel the little mermaid. I'll be so surprised if she is not in drama or some kind of theater major. She really loves singing and acting out movies.

It's still early in the season so there weren't many ducks to feed. Lots of birds but not that many ducks and geese.

Ethan loved walking back and forth on the bridge. The slope was just enough to get him running as he went down and it was just steep enough to be a challenge as he went up.

...and that means Joel got to walk back and forth on the bridge chasing after Ethan. Oh the repetitive things you do as a parent just because your kid is having fun...

Ethan stopped for a moment to yell at the ducks.

I wish I would have taken a little video of Ethan as he walked back and forth dragging the bag of bread. It was pretty precious.

And dragging the bread back up the hill...

That little speck on the rocks is Evie. This is where she played the majority of the time we were at the lake.
And here is our little Ariel, singing on her rock (feel free to sing along) Up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun, wanderin' free - wish I could be, part of your world.

The sunset was certainly amazing. We didn't see the sunset in Taiwan because it was always hidden behind tall buildings.

Ethan enjoyed watching this guy fish

I think Ethan may be learning a few fishing skills from the guy above. He's watching pretty attentively.

Having a big strong dad is a lot of fun

Evie and Joel are such cute pals

And there is our big boy. He is just growing up too quickly!
After the lake we stopped for a quick dinner at Pizza Hut. We ate Pizza Hut in Taiwan our last evening while we were packing up our apartment and it tasted pretty spectacular. Hard to believe but a pizza was about twice the price as in the US.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, the Little Mermaid picture made me laugh so hard. I'm surprised that my girls haven't done that yet. If I have this song stuck in my head at 3 in the morning, I'm calling you. ;)