I don't really have a "full" blog post to put together tonight, so I'll just share some random photos from the last week or so.
1) Luke recently discovered one of Marc's caps -- specifically, it's Marc's "Work Cap." Luke has become rather attached to it. It's even gone to bed with him a few times. It's so interesting to see what kids become attached to.
2) Luke has recently taken to actually enjoying standing on a chair and watching me in the kitchen -- whenever I'm cooking or baking. So, I managed to snap a few photos of him yesterday when I was making some brownies -- some brownies marbled with cream cheese -- one of Gina's recipes. Thanks Gina! They were yummy!
3) This evening (Sunday), just for the fun of it, we took a little family picnic/playtime at Sedgwick County Park in Wichita. Marc and I both have run quite a few races in this park. We thought it would be fun to go there without running a race.
Lately, it seems as if Marc and I (and Luke because he is our young son) have been way too much just "going through life." It seems like we just get through each week doing what we just normally do....NOT extremely intentional as a family sometimes. So, that's the main reason we went into the heat tonight to "hang out" as a family -- somewhere away from home.
And, in case you're wondering -- YES, it was H.O.T. In fact, we didn't stay too long because Luke was getting pretty red (which is a sign he's way too hot since he tends to not sweat enough yet). Marc and I both said, upon leaving, that this would be much more fun on a crisp fall day.
But....I forgot to take Luke's little camping chair that works great with a picnic table. However, he sat at the picnic table like a big boy and did quite well. In fact, I had yogurt on my shirt from being clumsy, but Luke managed to NOT get anything on his clothes (and that was without a bib).
If you haven't been to this park in the last couple of years, they do have this wonderful new play area....It's quite extensive with areas for children aged 2-5 as well as for older children.
I was very excited to see that this play area was possible because of a "generous donation from Children's Miracle Network." This organization is one I can completely get behind -- mainly because my former employer, International Dairy Queen, was and is a huge contributor to the charity.
All donations to Children's Miracle Network go to help sick kids and their families -- administrative costs for the organization actually are paid for by local hospitals. So, when you donate to Children's Miracle Network, ALL of your donations are going to a great cause.
O.K., O.K. -- enough of my personal plug....
And, some more photos for your enjoyment....
Yes, I'm fully aware I should NOT be taking photos against the sun. But, in this case, I wouldn't have gotten the photo....So, sorry for the weirdness of the photo.
Joyful and a little silly
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