Knowing that the dog needed a good walk, we then hit the trails near our house. We walk these trails often; today we it was picturesque to say the least...lightly snowing, temps in the 30's, and empty trails on the river. So peaceful... But as is with most events with toddlers, this picture didn't last long..:-) My older son can typically make it all the way around our usually loop, but today the snow was extra deep and he was extra tired... I'm usually pretty good at knowing my kids limits and when we're about to exit fun into meltdown, but today I pushed the envelope wanting us to embrace the outdoors and I quickly paid the price.. We were halfway through the walk (meaning we had to walk the same distance to get back) when we had a major meltdown... he shed a few tears and said he couldn't walk anymore... I'm sure we were quite a picture.. I won't bore you with the details of how I bribed him and kept him motivated for the long walk home, but we made it and he finished an entire box of Annie's Mac & Cheese. Never a dull moment, but it sure is interesting.. :-)
Thanks for stopping by.
PS- only 1 awkward pick of my little guy b/c he was on my back the whole time :-)