Sunday, May 06, 2007

A Walk, a Snack and a Smack!

Diapering materials...check.
Snacking material for kids (and possibly adults)...check.
Band-aids for possible boo-boos...check.
Lots and lots of water...check.
Two kids eager to go on a hike...check.
All the above stuffed into backpack carriers...check.
Two parents in need of some exercise and family time...check.
Beautiful, sunny day...check.

We're ready to go! Ian and I wave at the bottom of the trail at South Mountain Park.

Paul and Laurel enjoy the city view from the top of the trail.

WARNING: the following images contain violent material. Viewer discretion is advised!!!

Fighting For French Fries

"I'll get that French Fry," contemplates Ian.

"A quick Miss Piggy kick in her chops should do the trick," he thinks out his move.


A master of martial arts, baby Laurel instantly reacts with a quick backhand strike.


Ian quickly grabs Laurel's hand and snatches the coveted French Fry.


Laurel screams bloody murder over her loss, "Waaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaa-aaaa!!!!!"

Laurel's sad cries soften Ian's heart. He shares the fry with his sister.

Sweet siblings savor shared success.


Anonymous said...

Love the play-by-play description! Too cute!

Anonymous said...

Love the kids being carried by the parents....Ian must weigh as much as you!! You're so tiny!!

Love the descriptions/pictures of the Fry Fight!! And, the matching car seats are great :)

Lady M said...

You guys are in good shape! I don't think I'd be able to hike with Q on my back.

Kelly M said...

OMG - that so reminds me of me and my brother!! Love the play by play in pictures..too cute!!

MaryP said...

Are you endurance training? Is that why little you gets the big kid and big him gets the little one??

Fry Fight was too funny. Glad you raced for your camera and let them sort it out. Much more fun for the rest of us that way!

Rachel said...

Lol, that's funny! Next time maybe you could get two fries! Of course, if they are anything like my kids, they will fight about it anyway! Looks like you guys had fun on your hike!

Damselfly said...

How cute! You know what, in that top photo, when I first looked at it I could have sworn I saw Ian making the "I love you" sign like some surf-rock dude!

Elizabeth said...

Love it!

Pattie said...

They are so sweet!
And I love the pics of you hiking! Hiking is one of my passions. Looks like an outstanding place to go!

Pendullum said...

You guys Rule!!!
What a great adventure with two amazing parents!!!
I was waving right back at you!

carrie said...

That looks like a lot of fun . . . even the fry fight.


Dani said...

OMG the fry fight was hysterical!!
The hiking trail looks so awesome. I remember hiking out there when I went to a conference in Phoenix. I'm jealous.

The Sheppard's said...

It always looks like you guys have lots of fun!!!!!

Sonya said...

Very sweet and cute~ I'm glad they worked it out in the end! LOL! What a big brother he will be!

Sherri said...

I am Sherri. I saw your Blog link at Baseball and Bows and came to check it out. I hope you don't mind my dropping in to visit.
I am a homeschooling mom to three children...11, 9, and 8. I am an Occupational Therapist, but put my career on hold to stay home with my children, then to homeschool them...we started last year.
I look forward to getting to "know" you. I hope you will visit us at OurPlace!

Mama's Moon said...

Hehehehe! I love the commentary and how great the shots were! Such a classic scenario for the backseat! Good job, Mama Tina!

Pattie said...

Checking in to see if you are ok...

Pendullum said...

Just checking in...Missing you and your stories...

Rachel said...

Just checking in to see if maybe you had started another blog. Hope things are well!

Generic Dave said...

What'd I miss? I saw a warning about violent material and immediately shut down my computer? French fry fight?

Anonymous said...

Um....where are you??!! Did you start a secret blog? Busy referring french fry fights? We miss you!! :)

Lady M said...

Just checking in too - hope you are well and just too busy enjoying life to write.