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elfin forest

July 29th | older posts

we’ve been having such lazy mornings…which totally works for me! but i decided we need to get out and do something– so we headed to the elfin forest for a walk. this will be easy, right? david can hang out in the stroller and get out for breaks to explore while matty runs and plays. uh, not exactly…david was either arching his back and dragging his feet on the ground or leaning his head all the way forward so that i thought the stoller might flip.

matty was fine running and playing, until…

i let david out of the stoller so he could walk. then of course matty wanted to ride in the stoller. david needs a sturdy hand to hold onto and trying to push the stoller one-handed with a four year old inside just wasn’t working.

so we doubled up for a while. david was actually happiest when he was sitting on matty’s lap…rascal! we had fun, but i was exhausted by the time we got home!

15 Responses

  1. Kori says:

    How funny. Some of yours stories of those little guys just crack me up.

  2. Finding Normal says:

    I always love all of your pictures of things I’d never even think to take pictures of!
    Now, tell me…what hair products do you use and how do you have no frizz?????

  3. Sarah Markley says:

    excellent. i love it. david is asserting his independence!!! =)

  4. Melody says:

    Life can be so tricky sometimes! I wish that I could have just let you borrow my double stroller.

    What a good sport Matty was to let David ride on his lap. My son Matthew has always been patient with Michael, my special needs kiddo, too. Matthew is just 18 months older, but has had patience gallore. And I’m glad he likes to push Michael in the stroller! :-)

  5. Melody says:

    I forgot to tell you that I have your Matty’s twin! Ok, my Mattew is older by a few years, but some of the pictures of your Matty looks just like my Matthew when he was younger.

    My kids honestly thought one of Matty’s pics was Matthew’s when he was little. Matthew likes to read your blog and look for his twin (as he puts it)! Even he, when he first saw your Matty, asked if that was a picture of him when he was little. Funny stuff!

    There are some pics on my blog of my Matt. I don’t know if you’ll see the resemblances, or if we just do because we know what he Matthew looked like when he was younger.

    Here are a couple of pictures of him on my blog:

  6. knitigator says:

    Your boys are precious. I have enjoyed discovering your blog (from Erin’s blog!)

  7. Rachel says:

    Somehow this made me happily remember how grateful I am that my little sister had patience to deal with my physical shortcomings.

    She is four years younger than me and her childhood was largely devoted to being along for the ride to all my medical appointments.

    Truly, siblings of special kids end up with a special sensitivity of their own.

    Doesn’t that look like such a great picture of brotherhood?!?!

  8. Heidi @ GGIP says:

    I would have a somewhat similar situation with my son when he was younger. He would put his feet on the wheels to stop them and then look at me to see what I was going to do about it. Now, I just don’t take him anywhere difficult.

  9. Carolina Mama says:

    Too cute! That is perfect!

  10. Theresa says:

    That looks like a fun morning!!

    Your boys are sweet!

  11. Kristin says:

    Fun but exhausting…. whooo boy can I relate. Abbi is a handful and a half, so I know that feeling of wanting to get out and do something but being so worn out by the time you get home that you beg for naps. Looks like you guys had a great time though. When they’re older they won’t remember the fussing or the exhaustion and they will thank you for the memories. :)

    Reclaiming The Home

  12. Melissa. says:

    that exponentially improved my day. :)

  13. katarinas mama says:

    Oh, the exhaustion is worth it when you have a memory like the two of them sitting quietly together. Brotherly love.

  14. Jess says:

    Thank you for demonstrating how challenging a simple walk can be with little ones… is exhausting sometimes….but worth every bit of it….and through all the frustration there are always smiles. Thanks for sharing your family moments. -jess

  15. Stephanie says:

    That is so cute that they wanted to sit together. Brotherly love :)

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